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Oxygen Expands Crime Development Slate With Four New Projects Including ‘Up & Vanished’ Based On Podcast

Crime-themed cable network Oxygen is expanding its development slate with four new projects including Up And Vanished (working title), based on Payne Lindsey’s popular podcast from Ben Silverman and Howard T. Owens’ Propagate Entertainment.

Also set are Shed Media’s License to Kill (wt) with Botched plastic surgeon Dr. Terry Dubrow examining cases of doctors who have gone over the edge; Buzzfeed: Behind the Crime (wt), an investigative series that probes unsolved mysteries kept alive by the Internet; and true-crime series Unhinged (wt), hosted by Emmy-winning journalist Troy Roberts and Emmy-nominated reporter Stephanie Bauer, which tackles the nation’s most twisted and suspenseful cases, from Peacock Productions.

Oxygen Media completed its transformation into a crime-themed cable network last summer when it was officially rebranded as a crime destination network for women for with an all-crime programming slate.

Led by original series such as Cold Justice and Criminal Confessions

Read more at: http://deadline.com/2017/11/oxygen-crime-development-slate-new-projects-up-vanished-podcast-1202206775/

Five Shot At GOP Baseball Practice Including House Majority Whip

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was among at least five people shot Wednesday morning after a gunman opened fire during a congressional baseball practice at a Virginia park.

The Republican lawmaker was shot in the hip and is in stable condition and undergoing surgery, according to NBC News.

“Prior to entering surgery, the Whip was in good spirits and spoke to his wife by phone,” Scalise’s office said in a statement. “He is grateful for the brave actions of U.S. Capitol Police, first responders, and colleagues.”

Two Capitol Police officers were also wounded. Their injuries are being reported as non-life-threatening.

Alabama Republican Rep. Mo Brooks was at the baseball practice and told CNN, he heard a ‘blam.’

“I see a rifle and a little bit of a body. And then I hear another blam and realize that there’s an active shooter. At the same time I hear Steve Scalise over by second base

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/blogs/five-shot-at-gop-baseball-practice-including-house-majority-whip

Oxygen Picks Up Four New Series, Including Two Competition Shows

Oxygen has given the greenlight to four new projects — two competition series, a docu-comedy and a true crime show — the cable network announced Wednesday.

“Building upon our commitment to creating engaging, relatable content for millennial women, ‘Last Squad Standing,’ ‘The Battle of the Ex Besties,’ and ‘Unprotected,’ are sure to deliver fresh and compelling stories that will resonate with our fan base,” said Rod Aissa, Executive Vice President of Original Programming and Development, Oxygen Media. “And the success of our ‘Crime Time’ line-up proved there is a real appetite for the genre, and we’re excited to serve our audience with more premium content in this space.”

“Last Squad Standing” is executive produced by Lighthearted Entertainment’s Rob LaPlante and Jeff Spangler. Trish Gold also serves as executive producer. In this new series, three groups of friends are put together under one roof

Read more at: http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/oxygen-last-squad-standing-unprotected-three-days-to-live-1201791255/