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Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Oxygen Orders Female Comedian Docu-Series 'Funny Girls'

The Oxygen network — home to such television treasures as Killer Couples, I'm Having Their Baby, and My Shopping Addiction — is attempting to rebrand with a new slate of original programming, including a docu-series called Funny Girls, THR reports. Here's the slightly cringeworthy description of Funny Girls per Oxygen's press release:

This funny new docu-series series showcases up-and-coming female comediennes living in Los Angeles as they strive to break the glass ceiling in the male-dominated comedy business. It’s a profession where women fight for survival of the funniest, and these sassy young comediennes will give viewers a peek inside their lives as they struggle to balance their career, relationships and friendships in and outside the industry. Their journey is anything but perfect and these non-conforming women share their uniquely humorous perspectives that come with the pursuit of comedic fame.

No word on who the gaggle of sassy, non-conforming comediennes will be in Funny Girls, but apparently Oxygen couldn't crack that glass ceiling a little by hiring any women to executive produce the show. Either way it'll be interesting to find out who gets cast for the series, and whether it'll provide an accurate peek into the lives of real female comics or be on par with the likes of Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too or Find Me My Man. Girl power!