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 www.bunim-murray.com.

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.

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