Oxygen greenlights “Teen Weddings” and “Thrift Wars” pilots

The two pilots are among the first to be announced since the arrival of Rod Aissa, the female-skewing cable net's new SVP, original programming and development.
February 17, 2012

Female-skewing cable net Oxygen has announced two new titles in its development pipeline: the dramatic reality series Teen Weddings and Thrift Wars, a fashion series about competitive thrift shopping or “thrifting.”

The pilots are among several in contention for slots on the network’s 2012 schedule.

“Oxygen is committed to developing distinctive and relatable projects that speak directly to our core viewers; their interests and passions,” said Rod Aissa, SVP, original programming and development. “Cori Abraham and her development team have done an outstanding job identifying themes of importance to the young Oxygen viewer and these new titles are the right fit for the brand. They are bold and noisy and keep with Oxygen’s core values – living life on your own terms.”

Produced by Cineflix, Teen Weddings profiles teen couples from across the economic spectrum as they prepare for the big day and promises to feature plenty of bickering, partying and dress shopping followed by a post-honeymoon update at the end. Executive producers are Lisa Levenson, Simon Lloyd and Joe Houlihan for Cineflix.

Thrift Wars, meanwhile, is a competitive fashion series set in New York and follows “elite and hardcore” thrifters that scour flea markets, warehouses and estate sales to see who can make the most money buying vintage designer wear in a given day. The executive producer is Matt Sharp for Sharp Entertainment.

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