The Oxygen channel has ordered 22 episodes of The Bad Girls Club, a new original series debuting in December 2006. The Bad Girls Club is a docu-soap chronicling a group of "bad girls" that are brought to live in a house together. All are determined to turn over a new leaf - if they don't kill each other first.

In order to gain entrance to the "club" - located in Los Angeles - the group must first (literally) pledge to help themselves, and each other, change their "evil" ways. The cast of The Bad Girls Club will be a diverse group of women; including some familiar faces, whose inability to "play nice with others" has held them back both personally and professionally.

Bunim-Murray Productions will be holding open casting calls in June throughout the country to search for the best unknown "bad girls." Those wishing to participate are also welcome to submit a brief description to [email protected], or call 1-800-683-8832, explaining why they consider themselves to be a "bad girl." Interested applicants are also encouraged to create a 5-10 minute casting tape. Tapes should be sent to: The Bad Girls Club Casting, 6007 Sepulveda Blvd., Van Nuys, CA 91411. More information on casting is available

Oxygen, the only cable network owned and operated by women, is currently available in over 67 million homes. The network was launched in 2000 to fill a void in the television landscape -- creating a network targeted to younger women.