Oxygen is making some serious cuts. Deadline reports the network is planning on cancelling the series Bad Girls Club, Sisterhood of Hip-Hop, and Battle of the Ex Besties as part of its rebranding as a crime-themed network.
Bad Girls Club, Sisterhood of Hip-Hop, and Battle of the Ex Besties will end when Oxygen rebrands itself this coming summer. Bad Girls Club is one of Oxygen’s longest-running programs. The unscripted series ended its 16h season in December and has a planned 17th season set to debut on February 14th at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
From Oxygen chief Frances Berwick:
We have a long history in the crime genre. The recent expansion of our Crime Time weekend block has enjoyed double-digit gains and has really resonated with our female audience. What’s interesting is that many younger viewers are now finding that programming. What a tremendous explosion of people following crime online, from podcasts to social chat. It’s certainly really encouraging; we’ve always had a very avid fan base for crime programming, and it feels the right moment to go all in.”
What do you think? Do you watch Bad Girls Club, Sisterhood of Hip-Hop, and/or Battle of the Ex Besties? Are you sad they’re ending?