NEW YORK – August 16, 2012 – Oxygen Media’s authentic and thought-provoking new docu-series captures an intimate look into the lives of young people facing a crisis brought on by a dangerous addiction to spending in “My Shopping Addiction,” premiering on Tuesday, October 9 at 10pm ET/PT. From an heiress who spends an average of $30,000 per month to a woman who is obsessed with designer labels and won’t settle for anything less than a Birkin bag, viewers will witness what happens when their shopping obsession causes their finances and lives to spiral out of control. Each hour-long episode follows two different shopping addicts that will be forced to face their problem head on with the help of a clinical psychologist who will guide them on the road to recovery. For more information, visit www.oxygen.com and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/OxygenPR.
The premiere episode follows Heather, whose shopping addiction began 10 years ago after she inherited a large sum of money from her grandmother. Heather has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars shopping and if she’s not careful, she could run out of money in five years. The episode also captures Roshanda, who borrows money from friends and family in order to pack her home full of products from the 99 cent store. With the help of psychologists, Dr. Ramani and Dr. David Tolin, these women will be forced to face their issues and get to the bottom of their addiction once and for all.
“My Shopping Addiction” is produced by Screaming Flea Productions with Matt Chan, Jodi Flynn and Jeff Kuntz serving as Executive Producers.
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Oxygen Media is a multiplatform lifestyle brand that delivers relevant and engaging content to young women who like to “live out loud.” Oxygen is rewriting the rulebook for women’s media by changing how the world sees entertainment from a young woman’s point of view. Through a vast array of unconventional and original content, including “The Glee Project,” “Best Ink,” “Bad Girls Club” and “Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood,” the growing cable network is the premier destination to find unique and groundbreaking unscripted programming. “The Glee Project” is a winner of a 2012 Gracie Award which honors programming created for women, by women, and about women for “Outstanding Reality Show.” A social media trendsetter, Oxygen is a leading force in engaging modern young women, wherever they are, with popular, award-winning features online including www.OxygenLive.com, the real time social viewing party that is also available as an app for the iPhone and iPad. Oxygen is available in 80 million homes, and can be found online and on mobile devices at www.oxygen.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/OxygenPR. Oxygen Media is a service of NBCUniversal.