Exciting news! Oxygen is unveiling a new original series, My Big Fat Revenge, to launch September 3 at 9/8c. The series is for those who root for the underdogs, as it centers around women who have been bullied for their weight and overcome both their health issues and the people who have rejected them. Watch as these inspirational women gather the courage to get fit and get over their painful pasts. Click inside to read the full press release for all of the details.
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN BELITTLED BY SOMEONE BECAUSE OF YOUR WEIGHT AND WANTED TO STAND UP TO THAT PERSON AND GET EVEN?
OXYGEN EMPOWERS WOMEN TO SHED THE POUNDS AND SETTLE THEIR SCORES
IN NEW DOCU-SERIES “MY BIG FAT REVENGE”
PREMIERING TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, AT 9 PM ET/PT
NEW YORK – July 17, 2013 – Oxygen Media gives women a life-changing opportunity of transformation and retribution in the empowering new docu-series “My Big Fat Revenge,” premiering on Tuesday, September 3, at 9 PM ET/PT. After being discounted, humiliated, and rejected because of their weight, these women are ready to take control of their lives, put their painful pasts behind them, and finally stand up to the people who inflicted the hurt. From the girl whose boyfriend proposed with a ring two sizes too small to the girl who was tormented about her size by her childhood dance instructor, these women will get the ultimate chance to get healthy, change their lives for the better, and teach their former offenders the lesson of a lifetime. With an eye for an eye approach, these ex-boyfriends, former classmates and even family members will get a taste of their own medicine as they’re set up on blind dates, auditions, and nightmare jobs to experience what they put their offenders through. For these transformed women, this is their golden opportunity to settle their scores and hopefully get the apologies they deserve.
The premiere episode features Jennifer, who met Hiren on a plus-size online dating website. At first Jennifer thought she was living her fairy-tale romance with a man who accepted her, but Hiren soon started suggesting she lose weight, dye her hair blonde and change other physical characteristics. After never introducing her to his friends or family, he finally told her they could never truly be together because she was fat. Now, with her confidence back, Jennifer wants to show him how it feels to have your date be ashamed to be with you; and with the help of a friend, Hiren will be set up on blind date he’ll never forget. The second story follows Tamar, whose mother tormented her about her weight her entire life. Over the years, Tamar has tried to confront her stubborn mother, but the conversations always turned into arguments. Tamar hopes her mother will finally listen as she tries to show her how painful it was to grow up with someone who constantly taunted and teased her. She hopes inviting her mom to the theater to see a special play will hit close to home and will help repair their relationship.
At the conclusion of each episode, Oxygen.com will run a companion web series featuring an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the emotional journey behind the women's weight loss. From their intense workout regimens to dietary changes and weigh-ins, the web series will reveal the powerful transformations and show how the two women featured in that week’s episode lost the weight and found their confidence.
In addition, popular entertainment blogger Perez Hilton, who was teased as a teen because of his weight, will help viewers get the ultimate revenge in the “My Big Fat Revenge” contest. If you've ever been wronged, this is your chance to tell your story and take your power back. One lucky winner will get to fly to Los Angeles or New York to meet Perez and record their story, which will receive exclusive homepage placement on PerezHilton.com and could be featured during the premiere of “My Big Fat Revenge.” The contest winner will also receive spa treatments along with a makeup and hair makeover. Fans can submit their story to PerezHilton.com/MyBigFatRevenge any time between Monday, July 22, and August 7 (no photos or videos will be considered).**
Fans of “My Big Fat Revenge” can access exclusive content and join the conversation on the show’s social accounts including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+ and Pinterest. Fans may tweet or read about the series using the #MyBigFatRevenge hashtag on Twitter.
"My Big Fat Revenge" is produced by Eyeworks USA, with executive producers JD Roth, Todd A. Nelson, Brant Pinvidic, Adam Kaloustian, Jenn Duncan and Mark Herwick.
About Oxygen Media
Oxygen Media is a multiplatform entertainment brand that delivers relevant and engaging content to young women who like to "live out loud." Oxygen is rewriting the rulebook for women's media by changing how the world sees entertainment from a young woman's point of view. Through a vast array of unconventional and original content, including “The Glee Project,” “The Face,” "Best Ink," “I’m Having Their Baby” and "Bad Girls Club," the growing cable network is the premier destination to find unique and groundbreaking unscripted programming. “The Glee Project” is a winner of a 2012 Gracie Award which honors programming created for women, by women and about women for “Outstanding Reality Show.” A social media trendsetter, Oxygen is a leading force in engaging modern young women, wherever they are, with popular, award winning features online including www.OxygenLive.com, the real time social viewing party that is also available as an app for the iPhone and iPad. Oxygen is available in 80 million homes, and can be found online and on mobile devices at www.oxygen.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/OxygenPR. Oxygen Media is a service of NBCUniversal.
About Eyeworks USA
Eyeworks USA (formerly 3 Ball Productions), run by CEOs and executive producers JD Roth and Todd A. Nelson, is one television's most prolific producers of reality and non-fiction programming, both for broadcast and cable, producing shows grounded in the ability of people to make real change and transform their lives. Eyeworks currently is producing the hit series "Extreme Weight Loss," airing its third season on ABC, as well as ABC’s diving competition series "Splash." Roth and Nelson are also known for producing the first 11 cycles of the powerhouse, award-winning franchise "The Biggest Loser" for NBC. Other Eyeworks series include Spike's hit show "Bar Rescue," “My Cat from Hell" for Animal Planet, the new "Family S.O.S. with Jo Frost” for TLC, "LA Hair" for WEtv, VH1's “Forever Young,” and the upcoming series "My Big Fat Revenge" for Oxygen. Other long-running, genre-creating Eyeworks USA franchises include the worldwide hit "Beauty and the Geek" (which ran for six seasons in the U.S.), the ground-breaking "For Love or Money" (which ran for four seasons on NBC), as well as "Breaking Bonaduce," "The Pick-Up Artist" and "Scott Baio is 45 and Single" (VH1), "Hammer Time" (A&E), "Fourth and Long" (Spike), "Groomer Has It" (Animal Planet), and the series that started the company, "Endurance," which ran for seven seasons on Discovery.
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**NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES (D.C.), 18 YEARS AND OLDER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Enter by: 8/7/13. For Official Rules and prize descriptions, visit www.PerezHilton.Com/MyBigFatRevenge. Sponsor: Pressflex LLC, 201 W. Main Street, Suite 101 Durham, NC 27701. This promotion is in no way sponsored or administered by Oxygen Media or NBCUniversal.