Bad Girls Club

Bad Girls Club (abbreviated BGC) is an American reality television series created by Jonathan Murray[1] for the Oxygen network in the United States.[2][3] The show focused on the altercations and physical confrontations of seven aggressive, quarrelsome, and unruly women. They were featured on the show as "charismatic tough chicks." The cast, deemed "bad girls," would enjoy a luxurious lifestyle in a mansion for three months, during which they obeyed specified rules. Their lives inside and outside of the house were recorded by a production team.

Bad Girls Club
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GenreReality television
Created by
Opening theme
  • "Love Me or Hate Me" by Lady Sovereign (season 1)
  • "Bad Girls" by Tokyo Diiva (seasons 2–4)
  • "Bad Girls" (remix) by Tokyo Diiva (seasons 5–15)
  • "Bad Girls Anthem" by unknown artist (seasons 16–17)
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons17
No. of episodes275 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
Camera setupMultiple
Running time
  • 20–22 minutes (seasons 1–2)
  • 40–43 minutes (seasons 3–17)
Production companyBunim/Murray Productions
Release
Original networkOxygen
Picture format
Original releaseDecember 5, 2006 (2006-12-05) –
May 2, 2017 (2017-05-02)
Chronology
Related

Besides the United States, Bad Girls Club aired by at least seven networks in other countries: Sky Living in the United Kingdom and Ireland, MTV in Australia, New Zealand and Russia, RTL 5 in the Netherlands, TV11 in Sweden, SIC Radical in Portugal, Velvet in the Philippines, and Channel [V] in Southeast Asia. If a cast member violated production rules, she was evicted from the show and often replaced by a new cast member. The fourth season was the series' "breakthrough season" as Oxygen's first series to average over one million viewers per episode.[4]

There were four spin-offs including Bad Girls Road Trip, Tanisha Gets Married, Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too, and Bad Girls All-Star Battle. In late 2016, Bad Girls Club was renewed for a seventeenth season titled Bad Girls Club: East Meets West.[5] In February 2017, the series' future was put in limbo, with the network's announcement that it would convert to a true crime programming format, which was instituted in July 2017. When discussing the series' future, Frances Berwick, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Lifestyle Networks' president, said, "Bad Girls Club, at this stage, I don't see it on Oxygen linear," suggesting that it could air in a non-linear media form. "Beyond that, we haven't figured it out yet."[6]

Format

The format for the first season of Bad Girls Club differs from subsequent seasons, but its rules apply in all subsequent seasons.[7] One feature continued from season one was the way the show opened: viewers were shown the biggest and most intense physical altercation of the season, and the program then went back to a time before it happened. This fight usually gives you an idea of who is going to be the baddest, or one of the baddest, girls in the house. This altercation draws in many viewers and keeps them wondering what will happen next.[7]

In the second season, the format of the show changed drastically.[7] The maximum age dropped from 31 to 28. The cast of season two were given mandatory non-profit jobs to help them build a work ethic and to experience the stabilizing effect of being interdependent with others, for example in teamwork and commitment, to equip them for success in later life.[8] Quitting the job or failure to attend resulted in mandatory removal from the show. The girls were given the jobs of planning, decision making, and building cooperation. Season two was the first and only season of the Bad Girls Club to do this, and was also the last to air 30-minute episodes.[8]

The Bad Girls Club creed, introduced in season three, is:[9]

A Bad Girl knows what she wants and how to get it. She makes her own way, makes her own rules and she makes no apologies. A Bad Girl blazes her own trail and removes obstacles from her path. A Bad Girl fights and forces her way to the top with style and beauty. A Bad Girl believes in jumping first and looking later. People will love you. People will hate you. Others will secretly wish to be you. A Bad Girl is you.

The bad girls typically form cliques, create havoc, book parties in night clubs, and engage in sexual antics while attempting to maintain their personal lives.[9] They come from different backgrounds.[10][11][12] Earlier in the series, they try to cope and adjust their behavior to become role models for young women. Some cast members try to accomplish specific goals.[10][13][14] Throughout, the bad girls must adapt to frequent mood and behavior changes of their housemates.[15][9] They interview in reality TV confessionals.[15] They are allowed to contact their families and friends using landline telephones and a computer connected to a large-screen television. However, the cast is prohibited from watching nationally and locally televised programming or using mobile phones.[citation needed] If the cast members engage in violence or break other rules, they are considered for eviction under the show's policy, which is enforced by the producers.[15] Security guards intervene in violent altercations. Other reasons for departure include bullying, ostracism, alienation from other housemates, problems at home, or court proceedings.[9] Multiple bad girls leave in every season.[9] If a bad girl departs early in the season, a replacement bad girl arrives within one or two episodes. Replacement housemates are commonly hazed.[9]

On August 3, 2010, during the OxygenLive TV recap episode, the show combined Facebook and Twitter with a live broadcast. Fans submitted opinions and comments about the show and its cast, which were aired during the 10 pm hour.[16] In January 2011, Oxygen released OxygenLive!, an online talk show hosted by Tanisha Thomas, one of the bad girls of season two. It was broadcast after season six debuted on Oxygen, and focused on the cast of season six, occasionally bringing in bad girls from earlier seasons. Thomas asked the girls several questions to prompt rumors and confessions.[17]

List of cast members

  Indicates replacement bad girl

Season Name Nickname Age[a] Hometown
1 Aimee Landi 24 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Hripsime "Ripsi" Terzian 23 Watertown, Massachusetts
Jodie Howell 29 Baltimore, Maryland
Kerry Harvick 31 Nashville, Tennessee
Leslie Ramsue 24 Atlanta, Georgia
Tyla "Ty" Colliers 25 Atlanta, Georgia
Zara Sprankle 22 Cicero, New York
DeAnn Witt 24 Dallas, Texas
Joanna "JoJo" Hernandez 23 Sacramento, California
Andrea Laing 26 High Point, North Carolina
2 Cordelia Carlisle 22 Wallingford, Connecticut
Darlen Escobar 24 Austin, Texas
Hanna Thompson 22 Brooklyn, New York
Jennavecia Russo 26 Las Vegas, Nevada
Melissa "Lyric" Greene 22 Phoenix, Arizona
Neveen Ismail 24 Portland, Oregon
Tanisha Thomas 21 Brooklyn, New York
Andrea Sharples 22 Portland, Oregon
3 Ailea Carr The Instigator 21 Buford, Georgia
Amber Buhl The Narcissist 23 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Amber "Cookie" Meade The Firecracker 25 Montevideo, Minnesota
Kayla "KC" Carter The Loose Cannon 23 Compton, California
Sarah Michaels The Party Girl 23 Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Tiffany "Tiff" Torrence-Davis The Warden 24 Chicago, Illinois
Whitney Collings The Straight Shooter 21 Boston, Massachusetts
Ashley Weaver The Female Fatale 21 Seattle, Washington
4 Amber McWha The Trash Talker 23 Morgantown, West Virginia
Annie Andersen The Control Freak 25 Los Angeles, California
Florina "Flo" Kaja The Enforcer 26 Staten Island, New York
Kate Squillace The Prima Donna 23 Boston, Massachusetts
Kendra James The Double Standard 22 Charlotte, North Carolina
Natalie Nunn The Socialite 24 Oakland, California
Portia Beaman The Pistol 24 Kansas City, Missouri
Lexie Woltz The Wild Child 21 Belleville, Illinois
5 Brandi "Venus" Arceneaux The Sneaky Stripper 26 Inglewood, California
Catya "Cat" Washington The Elite Player 24 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Danielle Rosario The Scrapper 21 Massapequa, New York
Erica Langston The Trash Talking Cheerleader 25 Anaheim, California
Kristen Guinane The Pageant Princess 23 Boston, Massachusetts
Lea Beaulieu The South Beach Rebel 22 South Beach, Florida
Morgan Osman The Uber Bitch 21 Miami, Florida
Kayleigh Severn The Kung Fu Diva 22 San Diego, California
Ashley Cheatham The Southern Belle 21 Houston, Texas
Christina Hopkins Agent Orange 22 Staten Island, New York
6 Charmaine "Char" Warren The C.E.B a.k.a. Chief Executive Bitch 27 Chicago, Illinois
Jade Bennett The Party Diva 22 Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Jessica Rodriguez The Mouth 22 Chicago, Illinois
Kori Koether Botox Barbie 21 Phoenix, Arizona
Lauren Spears The Southern Spitfire 21 Lexington, Kentucky
Nicole "Nikki" Galladay The Prankster 22 Annandale, New Jersey
Sydney Steinfeldt The Sexy Siren 21 Dallas, Texas
Ashley King The Bombshell 21 Norfolk, Virginia
Jennifer "Jenn" Buonagurio The Jersey Princess 21 Bergen County, New Jersey
Wilmarie "Wilma" Sena Rough Rider 27 Passaic County, New Jersey
7 Angelic "Angie" Castillo The Bronx Bombshell 21 Bronx, New York
Judith "Judi" Jackson The Voodoo Vixen 21 Olympia Fields, Illinois
Nastasia "Stasi" Townsend The Powerhouse 23 Huntington Beach, California
Priscilla Mennella The Staten Island Spitfire 25 Staten Island, New York
Shelly Hickman The Lady Killer 23 St. Louis, Missouri
Tasha Malek The Posh Princess 23 Miami, Florida
Tiara Hodge The Goofy Gangsta 22 Gary, Indiana
Cheyenne Evans The Texas Vixen 22 Round Rock, Texas
8 Amy Cieslowski The Hot Mess 23 Chicago, Illinois
Danielle "Danni" Victor The Black Sheep 23 Methuen, Massachusetts
Demitra "Mimi" Roche The Miami Maverick 25 Miami, Florida
Erica Figueroa The Red-Headed Hustler 23 Atlanta, Georgia
Gabrielle "Gabi" Victor The Queen B 23 Methuen, Massachusetts
Gia Sapp-Hernandez The Scandalous School Girl 22 Newark, Delaware
Jenna Russo The Naughty New Yorker 24 Long Island, New York
Elease Donovan The Brick House 24 Miami, Florida
Christine Moon The Tennessee Temptation 23 Nashville, Tennessee
Camilla Poindexter The Cali Cutthroat 24 Long Beach, California
9 Ashley Dye The Platinum Party Girl 21 Bartlett, Illinois
Christina Salgado The Sultry Spitfire 21 Jersey City, New Jersey
Erika Jordan The Boss Bitch 23 Chicago, Illinois
Falen Ghirmai The D.C. Celebrity 25 Springfield, Virginia
Julie Ofcharsky The Devious Diva 23 Boston, Massachusetts
Mehgan James The Texas Temptation 21 Houston, Texas
Rimanelli "Rima" Mellal The Wild Child 22 Chicago, Illinois
Andrea "Drea" Jones The Pin-Up Princess 27 Long Island, New York
Zuly Ramos The Caribbean Cassanova 28 Tampa, Florida
Natasha Smoot The Spunky Spitfire 21 Monroe, New York
10 Alicia Samaan Ms. Chi-Fly 24 Chicago, Illinois
Janae Bradford The Houston Hellraiser 23 Houston, Texas
Nicole "Nicky" Vargas The Jersey Joker 22 Fort Lee, New Jersey
Paula Hellens Hell On Heels 26 Chicago, Illinois
Shannon Sarich Buff Barbie 26 Portland, Oregon
Stephanie "Steph" George The Harlem Heartbreaker 21 Harlem, New York
Valentina Anyanwu The Sexy Socialite 22 Hyattsville, Maryland
Jenniffer "Jenn" Hardwick The Fun-Loving Firecracker 21 San Bernardino, California
Raquel "Rocky" Santiago The Cali Contender 21 Pine Grove, California
Nancy Denise The Tennessee Toughy 22 Memphis, Tennessee
11 Jazmone "Jaz" Adams The Misbehavin Model 22 Los Angeles, California
Milyn "Mimi" Jensen The Star Chaser 24 Los Angeles, California
Sarah Oliver The Bootylicious Blondie 27 Riverdale, Georgia
Stephanie "Steph" Rivera The Sultry Siren 21 New Haven, Connecticut
Teresa Bordeaux The Inked Queen 22 Newark, Ohio
Tess Mett The Rough Rider 21 Louisville, Kentucky
Tiana Small The Harlem Hothead 21 Harlem, New York
Gina "Gigi" Lopez The Brooklyn Baller 23 Brooklyn, New York
Shanae "Nae" Thomas The A-Town Aggressor 21 Atlanta, Georgia
Janelle Shanks The Weave-ologist 22 Houston, Texas
Andrea Bowman The Rhinestone Cowgirl 21 Wichita, Kansas
Mercedies "Benze" Webber The Replacement's Replacement 24 Brooklyn, New York
Hailey Wade The Twerkin' Texan 21 Spring, Texas
12 Alexandria "Slim" Rice The Hot Model 22 Sherwood, Wisconsin
Alyssa "Redd" Carswell The Luscious Loudmouth 24 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Brittany "Britt" Britton The Country Hustler 24 Louisville, Kentucky
Jada Cacchilli The Rough Rhymer 28 Queens, New York
Jonica "Blu" Booth The Chick Magnet 25 St. Louis, Missouri
Linsey Berardi The Brooklyn Brat 21 Brooklyn, New York
Loren Jordan The Mobile Belle 23 Mobile, Alabama
Aysia Garza The Texas Temptress 22 Houston, Texas
Dalila Ortiz The Chicago Wild Card 26 Chicago, Illinois
Raesha Clanton The Alabama Slammer 23 Mobile, Alabama
13 Alyssa "Redd" Carswell 24 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Camilla Poindexter 27 Long Beach, California
Danielle "Danni" Victor 26 Methuen, Massachusetts
Jada Cacchilli 28 Queens, New York
Judith "Judi" Jackson 25 Chicago, Illinois
Julie Ofcharsky 25 Los Angeles, California
Natalie Nunn 29 Los Angeles, California
Raquel "Rocky" Santiago 23 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Sarah Oliver 29 Atlanta, Georgia
Rimanelli "Rima" Mellal 24 Chicago, Illinois
14 Christina "Tina" Aviles The Sultry Showstopper 23 Queens, New York
Jasmine Carter The Southside Slugger 21 Chicago, Illinois
Jelaminah "Jela" Lanier The Houston Hustler 25 Houston, Texas
Kathryn "Kat" Florek The Lusty Loudmouth 24 Zion, Illinois
Lauren Lewis The Backwoods Barbie 23 Covington, Georgia
Shannade Clermont The Power Princess 20 New York, New York
Shannon Clermont The Uptown Princess 20 New York, New York
Jenna Charland The Queen of Trash Talk 22 Albany, New York
Amber Zadora The Dolled Up Dynamite 21 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Beatrice "Ginger" Miller The Red Headed Rebel 21 Westchester, New York
Alicia "Ally" Ramsdell The Bad Ass Beauty Queen 22 Atlanta, Georgia
15 Amber Thorne The Sultry Siren 26 Houston, Texas
Angela Babicz The Competitive Cutie 25 Clifton, New Jersey
Annalisa "Anna" Giordano The Staten Stunner 23 Staten Island, New York
Asia Jeudy The Sultry Siren 24 Brooklyn, New York
Diamond "Dime" Jimenez The Swanky Swindler 23 Harlem, New York
Jessica Giordano The Staten Stunner 23 Staten Island, New York
Kristina Babicz The Competitive Cutie 22 Clifton, New Jersey
Olivia "Liv" Adams The Swanky Swindler 26 Allentown, Pennsylvania
Amanda Hepperle 28 Guttenberg, New Jersey
Victoria Hepperle 28 Guttenberg, New Jersey
Jaimee Wallace The Queen of Twerkville 22 Miami, Florida
Jazmyn "Jaz" Wallace The Queen of Twerkville 21 Miami, Florida
Allison Green The Rock-N-Roll Barbie 24 Las Vegas, Nevada
Melissa Green The Rock-N-Roll Barbie 27 Las Vegas, Nevada
Hanan Ibrahim The Devious Divorcee 24 Covina, California
Suha "Susu" Ibrahim The Devious Divorcee 26 Covina, California
16 Adryan "Ryan" Jones @RidiculouslyRyan 23 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Brynesha Seegers @TaloneMusic 22 Washington, D.C.
Elliadria "Persuasian" Griffin @iampersuasian 25 Dallas, Texas
Kaila "Winter" Wilkey @wiintrr 22 Los Angeles, California
Kailie Lima @KailieBijou 21 Boston, Massachusetts
Tabatha Robinson @DreamDoll__ 23 Bronx, New York
Zee Carrino @lady.westcoast 24 San Jose, California
Stephanie Tejada @StephanieTejadaa 27 Orlando, Florida
Kandyce "Kandy" Hogan @kruel_kandyy 24 Chicago, Illinois
Kabrina Nashayé @BossyBrina 23 Chicago, Illinois
Tiara Nicole @mytiaranicole 26 Memphis, Tennessee
17 Deshayla "Shay" Harris The Firecracker Fashionista 22 Norfolk, Virginia
Francesca Jacovino The Rockin' Barbie 22 Torrington, Connecticut
Keyaira "Key" Hamilton The Raging Rapper 26 Compton, California
Kiyanna Bygrave The Mouthy Matchmaker 23 Brooklyn, New York
Sayyora Badalbaeva The Exotic Engima 21 Northridge, California
Seven Craft The Seventh Wonder of the Hood 21 Fort Washington, Maryland
Susan Shermann The Ticking Bombshell 21 Lynnwood, Washington
Briana Walker The High-Rolling Hustler 23 Las Vegas, Nevada

Critical reception

Homophobic slurs caught the attention of media outlets.[18][19][20] Adolescents emulated The Bad Girls Club.[21] Mary Mitchell of Sun Times stated that the show was "hazardous to the female psyche" and wrote, "Just like some teens try to emulate rappers in their dress and behavior, the same is true for 'bad girls'." She also commented that the show gives a "distorted picture" of how to live the good life, calling the cast "wannabes" who are "sleeping in a mansion they can't pay for". Mitchell believes that most people know the cast are living "a bogus lifestyle", and assesses the message of the Bad Girls Club as "disturbing".[22]

In 2016, The New York Times released a study of the 50 TV shows with the most Facebook Likes, finding that Bad Girls Club was especially popular in the south, with the greatest popularity in Orangeburg, South Carolina.[23] The show has received negative criticism from African-American viewers, believing that it is "not what being a black woman is all about."[24] Mary Chase Breedlove of Reflector objected that "there are several TV programs devoted to acting as trashy and mean as possible ('Bad Girls' Club, ' ...)".[25] The New York Daily News suggested that Bad Girls Club was the equivalent of professional wrestling.[26] Kris De Leon of BuddyTV described the show as "crude, rude and pointless, but sort of addictive to some people. "[27]

Brian Lowry of Variety thought that the producers made the "wrong decision" when they created the show.[9] He believed that the cast of Bad Girls Club auditioned for the show for their "15 minutes of fame".[12] He said that Bad Girls Club "arrived a little late in this game, on a channel lacking the kind of exposure or public footprint to qualify the show even as the stuff guilty pleasures are made of". Lowry believed that the show "loses" and that Oxygen attracts viewers who generally get drunk at bars and make a scene. He also suggested that "maybe it's time to "BAG" these bad-attitude girls and beat a hasty retreat back to the real world".[12]

Anita Gates of The New York Times referred to Bad Girls Club as "a great argument for bringing back programming with actors". She believed that the "average emotional age" appeared to be 15, in contrast to the girls' real ages. She stated that the "unpleasant villains cancel one another out and actually make badness uninteresting", commenting that their behavior might not be "bad enough". Gates concluded by suggesting that Bad Girls Club is the on-location equivalent of The Jerry Springer Show.[28] Kelly West of Cinemablend stated that Bad Girls Club is "so much fun to watch".[29]

Controversies

Season 4

During "Off The Wall", the first episode of the fourth season, Natalie Nunn told Annie Andersen that Chris Brown was at a night club that she wanted to attend, and asked Anderson if she was a fan. Anderson said not, because of the domestic violence case that Brown was involved in. Nunn defended Brown, saying "Who cares, Rihanna was a punk bitch, and she got her ass beat for a reason".[30] Nunn called Rihanna a "crazy bitch" and claimed to know her, unlike Anderson. After the episode aired, Brown reportedly stated that he did not know who Nunn was. Nunn questioned this during the reunion show,[31] claiming that Brown had said it because the cast of the show had not yet been revealed. Perez Hilton, the host of the reunion, asked Nunn if Rihanna had confronted her about her comments. Nunn answered yes, stating that the two had argued during a dinner party in New York City.[32] During the reunion, Nunn claimed to have had a "fling" with Brown before the show.[33][34] Shortly before the end of the reunion, Nunn said that she did not condone domestic violence and apologized if her comment had enraged fans and people who had been victims of it.[34]

Season 5

"I had no idea where I was and [I] had to go to the ER over night. They later discovered someone put PCP in my drink. They can't show it on the show because then that guy could sue for slander. I am honestly really upset they didnt explain that [during] the show. I think its [sic] really messed up how the entire story [wasn't ever] shown [on air], whatever. DONE!"[35]

Kristen Kelly describing an incident that ensued prior to her altercation with Lea.

During the episode "The Wicked Witch Of Key West", a stranger at a bar offered to buy drinks for Kristen Guinane and Christina Marie Hopkins. He spiked the drinks with PCP hallucinogenic pills, and Guinane became intoxicated. She claimed to have suffered bruises on her body when the man grabbed her and handled her roughly. Guinane reported that the producers of the show did not want to identify the man on television for fear of a lawsuit. She blamed the drug for her hitting cast member Lea Beaulieu in the face, leading to a fight.[35]

After season five had wrapped, Catya Washington was sentenced to jail for possession of a concealed weapon and illegal use of drugs.[36][37]

Season 6

During season six production, residents of Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, complained that noise levels and swearing were unbearable and inappropriate for them and their children to listen to during the night.[38] The residents called local law enforcement agencies four or five times to deal with the late-night disturbances.[38] Clarissa Keller, a Sherman Oaks resident, complained that she had a six-year-old son and did not want him to listen to the swearing. She set up a petition calling for a ban on all production companies in the Sherman Oaks hills.[38] Location managers and production crew declined to discuss the neighbors' complaints.[38] The Bad Girls Club permit required the entire production to abide by a "minimum outdoor activity and noise" rule, but local residents claimed that the show did not keep noise levels down.[38] The house for season six was rented for $20,000 a month. The owner said that he would not allow this type of production to rent his home in the future.[38]

Season 7

On April 12, 2011, cast member Tasha Malek complained to an on-duty police officer outside the Bad Girls house about the conduct of fellow cast member Nastasia Townsend. She claimed that Townsend had placed her personal belongings into a garbage bag, telling her "she needed to leave the house", and that the incident had escalated into a fight.[39] The two were issued summonses by the police for disturbing the peace and disorderly conduct.[40]

Malek released a statement saying "I don't think it’s right to be gay", offending many fans of the show.[18][19][20]

Season 12

The twelfth season of the Bad Girls Club sparked a debate with The Village Board of Trustees of Highland Park, Illinois, who argued against filming the series in the Chicago North Shore suburb.[41]

Season 15

During the filming for the fifteenth season of the show, replacement "Bad Girls" Amanda and Victoria Hepperle, who are twins, were brought on the show to replace two previous girls that had left earlier. As the two entered the house, the other castmembers decided to play a prank on them in which they covered the twins in flour. The incident later escalated into a fight and the twins left the house and the show. The twins later filed a lawsuit against the production company, the network, the network's parent company, Atrium Entertainment, the castmembers that were on the show at the time of the incident and 50 unknown individuals.[42][43][44][45] The incident did end up making the final cut and aired on the show but the twins faces were blurred out throughout the entire time they were featured on the show as well as pictures and videos of them that were shown.

Spin-offs

Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too

Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too premiered on March 16, 2010. The show follows three past bad girls in their search for true love. The first of the Bad Girls Club, Amber Meade and Sarah Michaels from the third season and Kendra Jones from the fourth season. The season concluded on April 27, 2010.[46] Oxygen renewed the show for a second run,[47] with Tanisha Thomas (from season two of the Bad Girls Club) as the host. In this season, Natalie Nunn (season four), Amber Buell (season three) and Lea Beaulieu (season five) competed for true love.[48] The second season consisted of eight one-hour episodes aired between April 18, 2011, and June 13, 2011. The third season aired on December 5, 2011, with Thomas as host once more, and Kori Koether, Sydney Steinfeldt, and Judi Jai as cast members. Kori Koether and Sydney Steinfeldt were on season six of Bad Girls Club; while Jai was on Season 7.[49] Season 4 aired on November 5, 2012, with Tanisha Thomas as the host yet again. This marked Tanisha's third time being the host in the series. This season also featured Season 8 girls, Danielle "Danni" Victor, Amy Cieslowski, and Camilla Poindexter as the cast members looking for love.[50]

Bad Girls All-Star Battle

Bad Girls All-Star Battle show features bad girls competing for $100,000 and the title of "Baddest Bad Girl of All Time." The series has the girls divided into two teams, put to the test every week in an array of physical and mental challenges. It is hosted by R&B singer, Ray J.[51] Bad Girls All-Star Battle premiered on May 21, 2013. Bad Girls Club season 10 alumnus Jenniffer "Jenn" Hardwick won the competition, with season 4 alumnus Florina "Flo" Kaja being the runner-up.[52] The second season premiered on January 7, 2014. Season 11 alumnus Tiana Small won the competition, with season 11 alumnus Sarah Oliver being the runner-up.

Other spin-offs

Bad Girls Road Trip premiered on June 12, 2007.[53] It featured season one cast members Zara Sprankle, Aimee Landi, and Leslie Ramsue touring their respective hometowns in search of casting opportunities for the second season of Bad Girls Club.[53] On the series, they also visited their former housemates.[53]

Bad Girls Club: Flo Gets Married is a one-hour special that centers on season-four cast member Florina "Flo" Kaja, who had a traditional Albanian wedding, and on her pregnancy. It aired on Oxygen on February 28, 2011[54] and was watched by 859,000 viewers.[55]

A documentary series titled Tanisha Gets Married premiered on May 7, 2012. It follows Bad Girls Club season 2 cast member Tanisha Thomas as she prepares for her wedding. With preparations for the wedding in order, issues arise between Tanisha and her soon-to-be husband Clive. The show covers the family drama that occurs. Former bad girls featured in the series include Natalie Nunn and Florina from season 4, as well as Amber M. from season 3; all appear as bridesmaids. The series also shows how Natalie's and Florina's issues with each other turn violent, and how this affects Tanisha. The series was produced by 495 Productions with SallyAnn Salsano as executive producer.[56]

A webshow Baddies ATL, produced by former cast members Tanisha Thomas and Natalie Nunn, is set to air in 2021 consisting of former Bad girls.

Series overview

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
122December 5, 2006 (2006-12-05)June 5, 2007 (2007-06-05)
224December 4, 2007 (2007-12-04)May 20, 2008 (2008-05-20)
315December 2, 2008 (2008-12-02)March 31, 2009 (2009-03-31)
415December 1, 2009 (2009-12-01)March 23, 2010 (2010-03-23)
515August 3, 2010 (2010-08-03)November 23, 2010 (2010-11-23)
615January 10, 2011 (2011-01-10)May 9, 2011 (2011-05-09)
715August 1, 2011 (2011-08-01)November 14, 2011 (2011-11-14)
815January 23, 2012 (2012-01-23)May 7, 2012 (2012-05-07)
916July 9, 2012 (2012-07-09)November 5, 2012 (2012-11-05)
1017January 15, 2013 (2013-01-15)May 21, 2013 (2013-05-21)
1117August 13, 2013 (2013-08-13)December 17, 2013 (2013-12-17)
1217May 13, 2014 (2014-05-13)September 9, 2014 (2014-09-09)
1313October 7, 2014 (2014-10-07)January 6, 2015 (2015-01-06)
1412August 11, 2015 (2015-08-11)November 3, 2015 (2015-11-03)
1513March 15, 2016 (2016-03-15)June 7, 2016 (2016-06-07)
1612September 13, 2016 (2016-09-13)December 13, 2016 (2016-12-13)
1712February 14, 2017 (2017-02-14)May 2, 2017 (2017-05-02)

Notes

  1. ^ Age at time of filming

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