Monday, August 07, 2006

Dickinson Season Finale

Oxygen’s reality series “The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency” wraps up its first season on Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), with a one-hour finale. One of the world’s first supermodels, Dickinson made the transition from model to mogul by starting her own Hollywood modeling agency - and all the highs and lows were captured in the reality show, which premiered on June 6, 2006, and has become Oxygen’s most successful original series ever. Dickinson is seen left, today, and right, as she was.

In the finale, Dickinson is forced to decide who will make the final cut – and she spends one-on-one time at photo shoots with all the models to help her determine who will stay and who will go. After much deliberation with her partner Peter and the team, Dickinson crushes some potential models with bad news – while others are one step closer to the runway with “The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency.”

The series, from Krasnow Productions and FremantleMedia North America, takes an intimate look at Dickinson’s life as she tackles the grueling work of starting her own business and teaching a new generation of aspiring models the business from the ground up. The show goes beyond Janice’s runway persona to show a woman on the verge of a new phase in her career and determined to redefine American beauty.

Oxygen, the only cable network owned and operated by women, is currently available in 68 million homes. The network launched in 2000 to fill a void in the television landscape – creating a network targeted to younger women. Oxygen is rewriting the rulebook for women’s television, with a vast array of unconventional and original programming including The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency, Mo’Nique’s F.A.T. Chance and Campus Ladies. Geraldine Laybourne, the network’s founder, Chairman and CEO, has lead the company to be a strong advocate for women. Through programs like The Mentor’s Walk, Oxygen’s national program for bringing along the next generation, and “Who Cares About Girls,” Oxygen’s new documentary series – Oxygen is creating The New Girls Network.

The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency Tuesdays at 10 p.m./9 c. for behind-the-scenes clips.