*Oxygen has announced the addition of five new reality series ahead of its Oct. 7 rebranding, including a “Preachers of LA” spinoff set in Detroit and a reality show titled “The Wilkersons,” centered on the man who officiated Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s wedding.
“Even though Pastor Rich Wilkerson preaches to the A-list,” reads a blurb about the show from Oxygen, “his true passion is sharing his faith with the world and being part of a movement of young believers.
“A more entertaining way of spreading the gospel, this series not only walks with people through the struggles of their lives, but also sheds light on how Rich Wilkerson and his wife DawnChere’ are committed to making church and faith fun as well as unexpected. With the entire family involved in the church, they are ready to share their innovative and thought-provoking ministering with both the believers and nonbelievers.”
Meanwhile, Oxygen’s “Preachers of Detroit” will feature pastors Bishop Charles Ellis, Pastor David Bullock, Evangelist Dorinda Clark-Cole, Pastor Don Shelby, Bishop Corletta Vaughn, Bishop-Elect Clarence Langston and Pastor Tim Alden.
The spinoff “will also focus on powerful themes of faith, family and friendship as these seven men and women of the cloth share their lives, transformations and triumphs in and out of the pulpit in Detroit,” notes Oxygen.
“Preachers of Detroit” is scheduled to debut winter 2015.
Here’s a look at the other three shows Oxygen has added:
The Prancing Elite Project (working title)
Set in the high-stakes world of Southern dance teams, this show chronicles the story of the Prancing Elites — an all-male competitive dance team in Mobile, Ala., who are looking to go from a one-click-wonder to a national sensation. With big personalities and even more heart, these five best friends will navigate the pitfalls of stardom and interpersonal drama all while attempting to break down the stereotypes and barriers put in their path toward success.
Finding My Father (working title)
These men and women who grew up without their fathers are now on a mission to find them and try to fill the void they’ve felt their whole lives. Each episode will follow two people as they search for the truth about their past with the help of a private investigator. As these people are at a crossroads in their life, they must decide if they want closure or to start the relationship they’ve always longed for.
The Investment Club (working title)
The outlook for young business owners hoping to turn their ideas into billions has never looked better. This risk-taking new series brings together passionate millennial hopefuls attempting to make their mark in entrepreneurial history with young, self-made business moguls who have already paved the way. These aspiring professionals will pitch their innovative new products to the “Investment Club” where they are given the opportunity to raise funds for the burgeoning businesses. Cameras will also follow these successful CEOs outside the boardroom as they personally invest in each business they want to help evolve.
The pickups come as Oxygen — with its new “Very Real” tagline — is looking to build on the early success of “The Sisterhood of Hip-Hop.” Oxygen president Frances Berwick cited the summer reality series as an example of what she hopes the rebranding will accomplish as the cabler looks to differentiate itself from its sibling stations under NBCUniversal.
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