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Social media mogul Frankie Grande’s followers didn’t follow him to TV

Renowned “social media mogul” Frankie Grande’s one-off special WORST.POST.EVER with Frankie Grande—even the stylized title is annoying!—debuted on Oxygen Tuesday night, and it bombed. 180,000 people watched the half-hour special, according to Nielsen numbers. Those aren’t quite the worst ratings ever, but they are also not good. The show that preceded it, Bad Girls Club, …

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Two networks, two shows, same cast, a fascinating idea

Esquire and Oxygen announced today that they’ll each air a reality series that’s connected to the other. Both shows follow the same group of comedians but from two different perspectives. Esquire’s version, Comedians of L.A., will follow a group of comedians who tour and perform around the world. Oxygen’s version, Living with Funny, follows the comedians when they’re at home. It’s a …

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Bravo, Oxygen, Style boss Lauren Zalaznick’s ridiculous argument about why people watch her shows

Former Bravo president and current NBC executive Lauren Zalaznick is undoubtedly very smart and responsible for much of what I love on television. She also made a ridiculous argument that suggest she has very different relationships to her shows than viewers do. “I reject easy slams like ‘train wreck’ and ‘guilty pleasure. It’s just not …

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Tattooing competition Best Ink will be hosted by American Idol star

This winter, Oxygen will air a competitions series featuring tattoo artists called Best Ink; it’s produced by Bunim-Murray Productions, which took over Project Runway after it moved to Lifetime. The winner will receive $100,000 and the cover of Tattoo Magazine, and the show will be hosted by American Idol 2 finalist Kimberly Caldwell, who appeared …

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Paris Hilton’s Oxygen show tanks; Paris walks out on interview, says she plays a “character”

Paris Hilton’s latest reality series, The World According to Paris, has lost almost half its viewers since debuting June 1. Coupled with the news that VH1’s Famous Food has had dismal ratings, this should stand as evidence that viewers don’t want to watch reality shows starring repulsive people and/or no longer care about people who …

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