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Oxygen Media Inks Deal With Kelly Ripa And Mark Consuelos' Milojo Productions

Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos and Albert Bianchini will serve as Executive Producers of new series.

By John Thrasher
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos

Oxygen Media has signed a development deal with Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos' Milojo Productions, it was announced today by Cori Abraham, Senior Vice President, Development and International Media, Oxygen. Under the pact, Milojo Productions will develop unscripted series in the true crime space for Oxygen with executive producers Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos and Albert Bianchini. 

"I have been a loyal Oxygen viewer ever since I stumbled upon my very first “Snapped” marathon that Sunday while making meatballs,” says Ripa. “Not only have I learned how to commit the perfect crime and dispose of the body, I’ve also learned what the viewers of Oxygen want and that's why this programming partnership makes perfect sense.”

“Working with super fans like Kelly & Mark is a dream come true for a true crime network,” said Abraham, “They’re both passionate about true crime, and we want to be in business with those who eat, sleep and breathe the genre.”

In 2018, Oxygen was the  fastest growing network in basic cable for the second consecutive year behind original successes such as “Aaron Hernandez Uncovered,” “Unspeakable Crime: The Killing of Jessica Chambers” and “Cold Justice” from Executive Producer Dick Wolf.Oxygen is keeping up the momentum in 2019 behind such ratings hits as “Dirty John, The Dirty Truth,” “Snapped” and “The Piketon Family Murders.” Oxygen is a top three network for length of tune across all key demos.  

Milojo Productions champions top-of-the-line documentaries, having produced several award-winning docs such asThe Streak for ESPN and The Rez for TLC. Their partnerships with various networks have made for a diverse roster of content which spans across both reality and scripted television. They are also deeply involved in the digital space with an upcoming series, (Re) Connect, for Disney + and several web series’ including Joffrey Elite for YouTube’s Awesomeness TV and Kelly Ripa and Rachael Harris’ Heads and Faces for Facebook Watch.

About Oxygen Media

Oxygen Media is a multi-platform crime destination brand for women. Having announced the full-time shift to true crime programming in 2017, Oxygen remains one of the fastest growing cable entertainment networks with popular unscripted original programming that includes the flagship “Snapped” franchise, “Cold Justice,” “Killer Couples,” “Criminal Confessions,” and breakout hit event series such as “The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway,” “Dahmer on Dahmer: A Killer Speaks,” and “Aaron Hernandez Uncovered.” Available in more than 77 million homes, Oxygen is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Watch Oxygen anywhere: On Demand, online, or across mobile and connected TVs. 

About Milojo Productions 

Milojo Productions, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos' NY-based production company, develops and produces content across platforms. Milojo has developed and produced for networks including, Bravo, Logo, VH1, E!, CMT, HGTV, WeTV, TLC and Discovery. In addition, Milojo produced Emmy®-nominated documentary "The Streak" for ESPN, and critically acclaimed documentary "Off The Rez" for TLC, both of which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Their recent docu-series for Logo, "Fire Island," premiered in 2017. The company has been involved in such projects as "Masters of Reception," "Homemade Millionaire," "Dirty Soap," "Cheer," "Secret Guide To Fabulous," "My Diet Is Better Than Yours," "Secret Guide to Summer," and the "New Now Next Vote" election specials with Wanda Sykes. Milojo is deeply involved in the digital space and have partnered with Disney + for the upcoming series, (Re) Connect. Additionally, they’ve produced multiple web series, including Joffrey Elite for YouTube’s AwesomenessTV, and their most recent series for Facebook Watch, "Kelly Ripa and Rachael Harris’ Heads & Faces." Milojo has also partnered with many successful comedy writers and sold several scripted projects to ABC, a dark comedy to HBO, and an earlier musical comedy to Freeform.