Oxygen launched in 2000, as an independent network geared towards women – Oprah Winfrey was one of its founders. The network was purchased by NBCUniversal in 2007 and is now famous for programs including The Glee Project and The Bad Girls Club. The latter places women, usually with psychological issues, in a home in an effort to repair their destructive behaviors. Bad Girls Club participants have used racial and homophobic slurs, fought with other cast members and abused a variety of substances.
Critics expect All My Babies' Mamas to continue the network's record of portraying women with destructive habits.