Wendy Williams To Produce Shows For Oxygen
Wendy Williams has finalized a deal between her company, Wendy Williams Productions, and Oxygen Media. The terms of the deal state that Wendy Williams will create original programming for the network, and Williams will serve as executive producer for these shows. The deal comes from Oxygen’s plan to increase original programming by 20 percent.
An Oxygen Press release posted on IndieWire has reported details on 2 of the new shows already:
“Secret Celebrity” (working title)
This fast-paced, humorous project will put today’s hottest stars right out among the public anonymously – courtesy of prosthetic makeup- to find out what unsuspecting fans, friends and family really think of them without the distraction of their famous personas.
Produced by T Group Productions with Jenny Daly, Mike Duffy, Wendy Williams and Gunnar Wetterberg serving as Executive Producers.
“This Week The Award Goes To…” (working title)
This self-contained half-hour pilot will offer viewers a front row ticket to an over-the-top laugh-out-loud pop culture show with a comedian host to be named soon. Visited by a revolving door of characters and correspondents, the most deserving newsmakers will be honored with the kind of award that only this out-of-the-box series can bestow. Whether it’s an award for “Most Eccentric Breakdown” or “Craziest Viral Video,” statuettes highlight the most unbelievable, ridiculous, and eye-popping moments in entertainment. Throughout the show, we will present clips and highlights from the worlds of television, online and celebrity gossip with a healthy mix of irony and genuine fan-girl zeal. A weekly “In Memoriam” sketch is sure to bring tears…of laughter.
In the Oxygen press release, they said they are looking to target young, socially savvy women. Young female readers, do comedy/prank shows sound like something that appeals to your demographic?