Network Pulls Plug on Controversial Reality Show

by Nate Wooley | January 16, 2013 10:23 am

[1]The Oxygen Network, owned by Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA[2]), is canceling a new reality show, All My Babies’ Mamas.

Oxygen offered no reason for not going forward with the already-announced project, the Associated Press reports[3]. In a statement the network said, “as part of our development process, we have reviewed casting and decided not to move forward with the special.”

The one-hour show, which was about rapper Shawty Lo, would have been about his problems coping with the 11 children he’s fathered with 10 different women. It was thought the program would air later this year.

All My Babies’ Mamas generated a great deal of negative publicity for Oxygen. The guardian Parents Television Council called it “exploitative,” and it committed to contacting advertisers to complain. Oxygen also faced charges of racism over the stereotyping of minorities in the show’s premise. Oxygen denied the racism charges.

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