Oxygen Media grows slate with five series

The NBCUniversal-owned net has expanded its original programming slate with five series, including Jupiter Entertainment's #killerpost and Original Productions' Quit Your Day Job. (Pictured: Like a Boss)
January 15, 2016

NBCUniversal-owned net Oxygen Media has expanded its original programming slate with five series, including Jupiter Entertainment’s #killerpost and Original Productions’ Quit Your Day Job.

Premiering January 30 at 9 p.m. EST/PST, #killerpost will document true crime stories in which social media served as the catalyst to the offense. The series will interweave reenactments of the events that incited the crimes with witness testimonies and expert interviews. Stephen Land, Deborah Allen and Allison Wallach serve as executive producers, along with Edmund Coulthard from Blast! Films.

Elsewhere, the L. Plummer Media- and Relevé Entertainment-produced Preachers of Atlanta follows five Georgia-based pastors “with drastically different approaches to their ministry” as they explore contentious issues in America today. The series, which premieres February 3 at 10 p.m. EST/PST, will provide dialogue on such topics as the validity of unorthodox sermons and the emotional effects of racial tensions with law enforcement. Lemuel Plummer, Holly Carter, Chris Costine and Mark Scheibal exec produce.

Living with Funny, which is also produced by L. Plummer Media, focuses on the home lives of comedians Brandon T. Jackson, DeRay Davis, Michael Blackson, Adam Hunter and their wives and girlfriends. The program is slated to bow on March 29 at 9 p.m. EST/PST. Lemuel Plummer, Chris Costine and Brandon T. Jackson are executive producers.

The eight-part docuseries Quit Your Day Job, meanwhile, will follow fledgling millennial entrepreneurs as they pitch their innovative products and businesses to the likes of tech magnate Randi Zuckerberg, consumer products tycoon Ido Leffler, start-up mogul Sarah Prevette and marketing expert Lauren Maillian. The investors will also provide the enterprising businesspeople with hands-on mentoring as they attempt to prove they have what it takes to turn their concepts into viable businesses. Executive producers on the series include Philip D. Segal, Jeff Conroy, Jeff Bumgarner, and Kevin Williams. Quit Your Day Job debuts March 30 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.

Finally, the previously announced Like a Boss (pictured) has received a new premiere date.

Produced by Evolution Media and Nick Cannon‘s NCredible Entertainment, Like a Boss chronicles the lives of four motivated assistants as they look to match the successes of their respective superiors while struggling to balance their professional and personal lives. The series will now air on March 29 at 9:30 p.m. EST/PST. Evolution’s Douglas Ross, Alex Baskin, Greg Stewart and Jason Sands exec produce, alongside NCredible’s Nick Cannon and Michael Goldman.

“Oxygen is committed to creating fresh content that engages young, dynamic women who are pushing boundaries, following their passions and navigating new experiences,” said Rod Aissa, executive VP of original programming and development at Oxygen Media, in a statement. “The new programming slate delivers on all fronts and is sure to connect with our millennial audience.”

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