US women's network Oxygen is following an unconventional path

MUMBAI: US women's network Oxygen is looking to innovate with its most ambitious development slate to date for 2007

The network is collaborating with producers such as Lynda Obst, Working Title Television, Lionsgate Television, Escape Artists, September Films, Lovespell, Fox TV Studios, and New Line Television for a diverse mix of comedy and reality series and original films.

Projects that have gone to pilot for the network include Once More With Feeling The reality series takes peoples big announcements and turns them into Broadway caliber musical productions.

Capitol Hill Girls is a docu-soap that focusses on the lives of young women working on Capitol Hill. Tease is a competition reality series in which world renowned hair stylists compete against talented challengers.

Other projects in development include the animated series Angry Little Girls from Hollywood actress Jennifer Love Hewitt. Then there is a single camera comedy series Bastards! from Fox TV Studios, an hour long series of Robin Hudson Mysteries from Lynda Obst, limited drama series Serial from Lionsgate and original film MK Ultra.

In addition to these new projects, Oxygen is gearing up for a premiere packed summer of new original programming. In June, the channel premieres The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency, a reality series that chronicles the exploits of Americas Over the Top Supermodel, Janice Dickinson, as she launches her own modeling agency.

Banshee is a movie starring Taryn Manning in the title role as a car thief on the run from a killer whose car she has stolen. In July, Oxygen premieres MoNiques F.A.T. Chance; the second annual beauty competition for plus sized women. In August comes a reality series Breaking Up with Shannen Doherty and there's Fight Girls, a reality movie that features the countrys best female fighters as they train to compete with the toughest women on earth in a battle for the Muay Thai World Championship.

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