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Oxygen to investigate “Disappearance of Natalee Holloway”

NBCUniversal-owned, women-focused crime network Oxygen Media is slated to investigate the cold case of 18-year-old Natalee Holloway, who vanished without a trace in Aruba more than 12 years ago.

Produced by Brian Graden Media, The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway will shadow Holloway’s father Dave as he follows what he believes to be the most credible lead to date in the May 30, 2005 disappearance of the American teenager (pictured).

The first installment of the true crime franchise chronicles Dave and T.J. Ward, the family’s long-time private investigator, as they search to unravel the mystery behind Natalee’s murder through a detailed first-hand account from a man who claims to have a connection to an alleged co-conspirator in the crime and information regarding its prime suspect, Joran van der Sloot, as well as the location of Natalee’s remains.

Van der Sloot – along with Deepak and Satish Kalpoe – was initially arrested as a suspect in the

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Exclusive: Hit+Run inks copro deal with Bee Media

New York-based unscripted prodco Hit+Run has inked a copro deal with former Red Bull Media House executive Brian Lavin and his newly launched prodco, Bee Media.

Under the deal, Lavin (pictured, left) will create, develop and produce unscripted programming to be co-produced with Hit+Run in the U.S., Canada and UK.

He will be based in Los Angeles and work closely with New York-based Rob Shaftel (right), founder and executive producer of Hit+Run and Noah Korn, senior director of development. Shaftel and Lavin will serve as executive producers on all series.

“Brian is a passionate, dedicated and fiercely driven executive with a stellar reputation for developing and producing fresh and engaging content as well as building and growing brands across multiple platforms,” said Shaftel, in a statement. “We are excited to bring his expertise to Hit+Run as he launches his own company.”

Before launching Bee, Lavin served as a

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Oxygen expands crime slate; Ice-T, Nancy Grace feature in new series

NBCUniversal owned-Oxygen Media has upped its slate of crime programming, following  an announcement in early 2017 that  it would be focusing its content to become a crime destination network for women.

Its slate includes the greenlighting of eight new series, two new series in development, and the acquisition of Dateline: Secrets Uncovered.

“This new slate has a great mix of high stakes real time crime investigation and innovative formats that allows viewers to stay engaged from beginning to end with immersive storytelling,” said Aissa, “It’s a real differentiator in our programming, and we’re thrilled to be working with some of the sharpest talent and producers in the genre,” said Rod Aissa, EVP, original programming and development, Oxygen Media (pictured).

See below a list of the new shows along with descriptions provided by Oxygen Media.


What Happened to…Jessica Chambers? (w/t)

This active crime investigation docu-series takes a deep dive into the mysterious death

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Exclusive clip: Red Bull TV’s “Way Past Midnight”

Nearly one year to the date after Rob Shaftel founded his New York-based multi-platform production company, Hit+Run is gearing up to introduce itself to the world via Red Bull TV’s Way Past Midnight.

Since launching in April 2016, the fledgling shop has sold four series and specializes in the creation of “high-concept and high-quality character-driven series” and formats for broadcast, cable and digital outlets.

Way Past Midnight is the first project to be completed.

Beginning April 3 on digital platform Red Bull TV, the 10 x 30-minute docuseries explores the people, places, and cultures that come alive in the dead of night, from 3 a.m. Vogueing competitions in Barcelona, to late-night Caribbean dancehall parties in New York City and “Choose Your Own Adventure” gatherings in Brooklyn.

Each episode of the nightlife series, which plays like a standalone documentary rather than a typical profile show, was shot on location from sundown to

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Cold Justice: Cancelled TNT Series to Be Revived for New Cable Channel

Big changes are coming to Oxygen. Deadline reports the network is rebranding itself as a crime-themed network and reviving the cancelled TNT series Cold Justice.

From Dick Wolf, the unscripted show followed former prosecutor Kelly Siegler and former crime-scene investigator Yolanda McClary as they travel to small towns around the country in order to look into murder cases that have lingered for years without answers or closure. The series was cancelled in 2015 after three seasons.

In addition to rebooting Cold Justice, Oxygen has ordered the new series The Jury Speaks. The show will explore “high-profile cases through the eyes of the jury.” Both The Jury Speaks and Cold Justice are slated to premiere later this year.

What do you think? Did you watch Cold Justice? Will you watch the revival and/or The Jury Speaks?

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Social Girls, Review Rage, Love to Hate: Oxygen Developing Social Media Series

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Oxygen is tapping into the youth scene. Variety reports the network is developing three TV series inspired by social media: Social Girls, Review Rage, and Love to Hate.

Social Girls, an unscripted series, will focus on influential media figures while Review Rage features “comedic reenactment[s] of online reviews.” Love to Hate “will profile how in the digital age a celebrities’ fall from grace can be catastrophic.”

From Variety:

“Social Girls” centers around the new type of celebrity on the rise — the influential social media millennials with millions of followers. Cameras will follow these “selfie queens” and their followers, as they redefine what it means to be “insta-successful.” Eastern and Monami Entertainment are behind the series with Toby Barraud, Stefan Springman, Mala Chapple and Mona Scott-Young serving as executive producers.

“Review Rage” is a comedic series that gives businesses and online reviewers the opportunity to vent their frustrations through

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Oxygen Media to premiere true crime Christmas series

U.S. net Oxygen Media is exploring the darker side of Christmas with a new true crime series for the festive season.

NBCUniversal-owned broadcaster is premiering Homicide for the Holidays, a 4 x 60-minute series that is more about blood, gore and horror than the traditional Christmas stories of family bonding and sharing.

Each episode takes viewers into the Christmas experiences of four different families where personal rivalries, parental relations and unwelcome visits lead to epic disasters. Take for example, the episode “Santa Claus is Coming to Kill,” where a sociopath wielding handguns and flame throwers makes a ghastly appearance at the Ortega family’s Christmas dinner.

The series is produced by Jarrett Creative Group, with Sett Jarrett, Julie Insogna Jarrett, Bob Gillan and Steve Bruno as executive producer. Kathi Watson is listed as co-executive producer.

Homicide for the Holidays premiers on Dec. 3 in

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