via press release:
OXYGEN MEDIA SAYS ‘YES’ TO A DOUBLE DOSE OF TORI & DEAN
Network Greenlights “Tori & Dean sTORIbook Weddings” and Renews “Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood” for a Sixth Season
New York, NY – October 7, 2010 – Oxygen Media greenlights new series, “Tori & Dean: sTORIbook Weddings,” to begin production in October. The eight-episode series follows Oxygen fan favorites Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott as they set out to give couples a once in a lifetime experience. Additionally, the network has renewed the hit series “Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood” for a sixth season. The announcements were made today by Amy Introcaso-Davis, Senior Vice President, Original Programming and Development, Oxygen Media.
Combining Tori Spelling’s party planning flair with her husband Dean McDermott’s bring-it-on attitude, “Tori & Dean: sTORIbook Weddings” takes one lucky couple’s wedding from ordinary to extraordinary. In the lead-up to the big day, Tori will turn the bride-to-be’s dreams for a beautiful event into a reality while Dean will help the groom-to-be navigate all the twists and turns. Together, Tori and Dean will also help to overcome the potential issues with family, friends and the couples themselves that wedding stress may cause. The celebrity power couple understands the enormity of the day, having planned several weddings that aired on Oxygen, including their hit series “Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood.”
“Our audience has loved watching the weddings Tori and Dean have planned for friends on “Home Sweet Hollywood,’ and have been clamoring for more,” said Amy Introcaso-Davis, Senior Vice President, Original Programming and Development, Oxygen Media. “Tori and Dean have a great sense of sophistication and style and truly understand the intricacies of planning the big day.”
In addition to this new series, Oxygen will welcome back the Spelling-McDermott clan for a new season of “Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood.” This promises to be an exciting and drama-filled season with Tori and Dean continuing to juggle their busy Hollywood lifestyle with their fun and frenzied household.
Oxygen has seen much success from the “Tori & Dean” franchise over the years, with telecasts drawing in over one million viewers. Most recently, the fifth season of “Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood” was nominated for a CableFAX award in the Best Producer category.
“Tori & Dean: sTORIbook Weddings” is executive produced by Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott of Life In a Bowl Productions, Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey of World of Wonder Productions and Amber Mazzola.
Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott created “Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood” and executive produce the series along with Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato of World of Wonder Productions. Richard Courtney serves as co-executive producer.
About World of Wonder
Innovative production company World of Wonder is behind such entertaining hit series as “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (Logo), “Million Dollar Listing” (Bravo), and “Fantasia For Real” (Vh1). They have recently announced a show featuring Sarah the Duchess of York (OWN). In addition, World of Wonder has created award winning films and documentaries such as “Inside Deep Throat”, “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”, “Party Monster” and “Monica in Black and White”. With offices in Hollywood and London, the company has produced cutting-edge fiction and non-fiction programming for HBO, Showtime, VH1, IFC, Discovery, MTV, BBC, PBS, and Channel 4 UK, among others, and can be found online at http://worldofwonder.net/.
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,” “Dance Your Ass Off” and “Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood,” the growing cable network is the premier destination to find unique and groundbreaking unscripted programming. A social media trendsetter, Oxygen is a leading force in engaging the modern young woman, wherever she is, with popular features online including OxygenLive, shopOholic, makeOvermatic, tweetOverse and hormoneOscope. Oxygen is available in 76 million homes and online at http://www.oxygen.com, or on mobile devices at wap.oxygen.com. Oxygen Media is a service of NBC Universal.