via press release:
OXYGEN MEDIA'S HIT DATING COMPETITION SERIES "LOVE GAMES: BAD GIRLS NEED LOVE TOO" RETURNS ON APRIL 18 AT 10PM ET/PT
Second Season Hosted By Fan Favorite Tanisha Thomas and Features Former "Bad Girls" Natalie, Amber B. and Lea Competing For the Man of Their Dreams
New York, NY - February 2, 2011 - Oxygen plays matchmaker once again with the return of the hit, dating competition series "Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too," featuring three former "Bad Girls" - Natalie (season 4), Amber B. (season 3) and Lea (season 5) as they compete and search for the man of their dreams. The flirty, feisty and always outrageous group of ladies returns to Oxygen in search of love from a pool of 15 eligible suitors. "Bad Girl" Tanisha Thomas (season 2) hosts the series which premieres on April 18 at 10PM ET/PT.
Each week Natalie, Amber B. and Lea, have bachelors competing for their attention in a series of quirky challenges and entertaining group dates. This time, the girls battle one another hoping to be crowned "HBIC" - Head Bad Girl In Charge. This season, the competition between them gets even more intense, when the HBIC gets to determine who is up for elimination. Will the HBIC try to eliminate the other Bad Girls' favorite guys to break their hearts? Or do they have a stake in keeping the same man in the game? Ultimately, hearts will be broken and someone is going home
Meet the lovelorn Bad Girls:
Natalie, 25 - Bay Area, CA
Notorious Natalie from season four "" claims that being a "Bad Girl" has killed her game. She's now looking for a guy who can win her over and capture her heart. Natalie is having trouble finding love after numerous one-night-stands. Known for her celebrity hook ups, she has made enemies with many of their current and past girlfriends. Sugar daddies have tried to win her over with brand new cars and a condo in Beverly Hills, but Natalie is looking for a guy she can have fun with. If another girl tries to steal her guys' attention and hone in on her territory, look out, because she is one extremely jealous "Bad Girl." Fiercely competitive, Natalie will certainly try to dominate the game with her "I run L.A." attitude.
Amber B., 25 - Pittsburgh, PA
"Bad Girl" star Amber B. from season 3 recently broke up with her boyfriend and now claims, "I am all about the rebound guy!" Ultra competitive, she does not want any girl to be "prettier, smarter or wittier" than her. Amber's relationships are always up and down roller coaster rides but she is not one to shy away when it comes to guys. Blunt and very upfront when she flirts with guys, she will be a fierce competitor in the game when it comes to love. Although she has dated some real meatheads, Amber is looking for love and no more roller coaster relationships.
Lea, 23 - South Beach, FL
Fresh from season five "Miami," Lea is single for the first time in years after her six-year relationship ended. She also ended a year-long affair with a married man after flying to Vegas and having a change of heart about marrying him. Lea claims to be a hopeless romantic who is looking for an outdoorsy, good-looking guy who will make her laugh. She has a strong distaste for anything she deems commercial or fake and has no time for insecure guys. Not the typical glam gal, this tattooed wild child has transformed from a once reserved girl into the one who is "always the loudest in the room and the first to get naked."
Host Tanisha Thomas was introduced to television audiences in 2008 as a cast member in season two of Oxygen's "." With her bold personality, brash attitude and outrageous sense of humor, she quickly became the show's number-one fan favorite. Tanisha recently appeared on Oxygen as a special guest on the first season of "Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too" and can currently be seen hosting OxygenLive's " " edition.
She recently starred in "Celebrity Fit Club" along with Kevin Federline, Sebastian Bach and Kaycee Stroh. Tanisha has been featured on many television and radio programs, including "The Tyra Banks Show," "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List," "," "The A-List Awards" and "Big Boy's Neighborhood." Tanisha is a native of Brooklyn, NY.
The dating competition series is produced by Bunim-Murray Productions with Jonathan Murray and Gil Goldschein serving as executive producers.
About Bunim-Murray Productions
Bunim-Murray Productions is the leading producer of innovative entertainment content. The company is widely credited with creating the reality television genre with its hit series The Real World (now in production on its 25th season for MTV). BMP continued to innovate with the first reality game show, Road Rules, in 1995, the first reality sitcom, The Simple Life, in 2003, and the first reality soap opera, Starting Over, in 2003. Bunim-Murray's current programming includes Theand Love Games (Oxygen), , Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami, The Spin Crowd and (E!), The Real World/Road Rules Challenge (20th season on MTV), and (Lifetime). Launched in 2006 to better reach the Digital Generation, Bunim-Murray's M Theory Entertainment is a spin-off entity focusing on new media initiatives. In 2007 Bunim-Murray launched BMP Films, a film division, which premiered its first documentary, Autism: The Musical, at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival, and its first scripted film Pedro, at the 2008 Toronto Film Festival, which made its television debut on April 1, 2009 on MTV. Autism: The Musical premiered to rave reviews on HBO on March 25, 2008 and won 2 Primetime EMMY awards. The company's second documentary, Shadow Billionaire, premiered at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival. In 2008 Bunim-Murray Productions formed M Music, a music management division, with its first band, A Cursive Memory, signing with Vagrant Records. Bunim-Murray Productions is based in Van Nuys, CA. It was founded in 1987 by Jonathan Murray and the late Mary-Ellis Bunim and joined Banijay Entertainment in 2010.
About Oxygen Media
Oxygen Media is a multiplatform lifestyle 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 "Bad Girls Club," "Hair Battle Spectacular," and "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood," the growing cable network is the premiere destination to find unique and groundbreaking unscripted programming. 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, as well as innovative tools shopOholic and makeOvermatic. Oxygen is available in 76 million homes, and can be found online and on mobile devices at www.oxygen.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/OxygenPR. Oxygen Media is a service of NBCUniversal.