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Oxygen Adds More Crime Series to Development Slate

Oxygen, which has turned into a crime-programming focused cable network, says it has four new projects in the genre in development.

One series comes from Buzzfeed motion pictures, with the working title of Buzzfeed: Behind the Crime. Another is based on the Up and Vanished podcast.

Related: True Crime Confidential

“Fans of the crime genre have really responded to the new Oxygen,” said Cori Abraham, Oxygen's senior VP, development and international. “We're attracting some of the biggest producers and talent in this space, and we’re looking forward to unveiling our 2018 slate.”

With its new orientation toward crime programming, including series from Law & Order’s Dick Wolf, Oxygen says viewership among total viewers in total day is up 53% year over year.

Related: Dick Wolf’s ‘Criminal Confessions’ Debuts on Oxygen Oct. 1

The newly slated projects include Up and Vanished (working title), produced by Propagate Content; Buzzfeed: Behind the Crime (wt), produced by BuzzFeed Motion Pictures; License to Kill (wt), produced by Shed Media, a division of Warner Bros. Unscripted and Alternative Television; and Unhinged (wt), produced by Peacock Productions.

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