Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too

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Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too
Genre Dating game show
Presented by
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 33
Executive producer(s)
  • Gil Goldschein
  • Jonathan Murray
  • Rick DeOliveira
Running time 40-44 minutes
Production company(s) Bunim/Murray Productions
Original network Oxygen
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release March 16, 2010 (2010-03-16) – January 15, 2013 (2013-01-15)
Preceded by Bad Girls Road Trip
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Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too is an American reality television dating game show that premiered on Oxygen on March 16, 2010 (2010-03-16). It is the second spin-off of Bad Girls Club. Three "bad girls" from previous seasons of Bad Girls Club are "looking for the man of their dreams" out of thirteen eligible bachelors. Comedian Bret Ernst hosted the first season.[1] The show was renewed for its third season[2] which premiered December 5, 2011 (2011-12-05). Tanisha Thomas from season 2 of The Bad Girls Club has hosted from season two on.


Season Season premiere Season finale Location Winners Host
1 March 16, 2010 May 4, 2010 Los Angeles, California Sarah Michaels & Nick Christensen Bret Ernst
2 April 18, 2011 June 13, 2011 Lea Beaulieu & Robert Riva Tanisha Thomas
3 December 5, 2011 January 23, 2012 Judi Jai & Matthew Goodman
4 November 5, 2012 January 15, 2013 Amy Cieslowski & Joey Paggi


Alumni from previous seasons of Bad Girls Club are "looking for the man of their dreams." It takes place in one of the original "Bad Girl" houses used to film previous seasons. Three "bad girls" have a choice of several bachelors to explore love, friendships, etc. Each week features a variety of challenges and group dates. As the season goes on, the dates become more solo while the girls "pick the man of their dreams."

In season 1, thirteen bachelors compete for the love of three "bad girls." They would compete in series of challenges to be deemed "trophy winner." As "trophy winner," the bachelor could pick dates, have invulnerability from elimination, alone time with a "bad girl," etc. Elimination took place at the "Bad Girls VIP Room" at a local club. During elimination, all three "bad girls" choose one bachelor each that they think to be reckless, lack of interest, etc. The bachelors would "sell" themselves to the "bad girls" on why they should remain in the competition. The "bad girls" then deliberate and pick which bachelor to go.

Introduced in season 2, bad girls compete to be "HBIC (Head Bad Girl in Charge)." The "HBIC" puts the bachelors up for eliminations and picks the dates of the other girls. The other two "bad girls" have to vote on which bachelor leaves. If there is no agreement, the "HBIC" gets to pick which bachelor is eliminated.

Amy Introcaso-Davis, former Vice presidents in business of Oxygen,[3] stated, "Over the successful run of the Bad Girls Club series, the show’s die-hard fan base has demonstrated an insatiable interest in the dating lives of these flirty and outrageously energetic girls. Love Games gives our avid viewers the opportunity to watch their favorite "Bad Girls " find love in a fun and wildly entertaining way."[4]


  1. ^ Comedy Central Presents $1.99 (April 15, 2010). "Bret Ernst: Stand Up Videos and Funny Clips | Comedy Centrals". Retrieved August 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ "About Love Games | Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too | Love Games | Oxygen". Retrieved August 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ "GSN Taps Amy Introcaso-Davis to Lead Programming Department". The Hollywood Reporter. October 18, 2011. Retrieved August 6, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Oxygen orders 'Love Games' reality dating spinoff of 'Bad Girls Club'". Reality TV World. Retrieved August 6, 2012. 

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