Bad Girls Club: Miami is the fifth season of the Oxygen reality television series, Bad Girls Club. The fifth season moved filming from the previous location in Los Angeles to Miami, Florida. The new season began filming in April 2010, and beginning in 2010, the show was moved forward from its original time slot and now starts at 9 pm Eastern / 8 PM Central time on Tuesday nights. The season premiere aired on August 3, 2010 and attracted 1.34 million viewers, becoming the No. 1 program on cable with women in the 18–34 age group. The debut also outperformed any other show for that demographic on CBS and ABC. The premiere, in fact, became the "most watched premiere in Oxygen history".
Bad Girls Club: Miami was produced by Bunim/Murray Productions with Kasey Barrett, Claudia Frank and Esther Frank as the main producers. Casting for the Bad Girls Club: Miami was done by Aja Kimura and over twenty other casting directors. Casting began several weeks before the season finale of Season 4 with potential applicants submitting video tape submissions. Casting calls, similar to previous seasons of the Bad Girls Club, began in Los Angeles, and later other major cities:
As in previous seasons of the Bad Girls Club, the women live in a mansion that Oxygen provides for them for approximately three months while being filmed by producers who follow their every move. These women must try to navigate around each other's different personalities and lives. Mansions and styles always change with every new season. The mansion used for season 5 was a two-story building with its own entrance, security fence, and parkway, and it was on the Biscayne Bay. Inside the mansion's double doors, there is a small hallway in tropical colors, with red-painted walls, a green carpet, and small potted trees. At the end of the hallway there is a pet terrarium tank with a Corn snake, given the name "Oliver" by the girls. Throughout the house, its decorating themes are bright summer colors, tropical colors, and Miami style. Since season 4, the producers have given the girls a chance to express themselves with given items, however, season 5 girls were given replica mannequins of themselves and a wipe board and marker. In the middle of the house, a large Hollywood-themed award adjacent to the stairs holds a ball that says "The World Is Hers". Unique furniture, such as the provided pool table, have Barbie-like dolls on it. The house pool features a small jacuzzi at its end similar to the one in season 4. The small pool beds feature girlie color, such as hot pink, finishes. On the second floor, the girls were given an ocean view beyond the pool outside. Their bedroom walls are either painted red or light green, and they were also given an exercise machine on the balcony, which also became a smoking area for most of the girls. The modern-day kitchen tabletops were made of marble.
In every season of the Bad Girls Club, seven young women enter the mansion on the season premiere. During the show “replacements” enter the house after a girl departs for whatever reason. Usually only one replacement enters the show per season, however, season one and Bad Girls Club: Miami had three replacements, the highest number to date in the series.
|Name||Location||"Bad Girl" nickname||Age|
|Brandi Arceneaux||Inglewood, CA||"The Sneaky Stripper"||26|
|Catya "Cat" Washington||Philadelphia, PA||"The Elite Player"||24|
|Danielle Rosario||Long Island, NY||"The Scrapper"||21|
|Erica Langston||Yorba Linda, CA||"The Trash Talking Cheerleader"||25|
|Kristen Guinane||Boston, MA||"The Pageant Princess"||23|
|Lea Beaulieu||Miami, FL||"The South Beach Rebel"||22|
|Morgan Osman||Miami, FL||"The Uber Bitch"||21|
Replacement Bad Girls
In every season of the Bad Girls Club, one or more girls are asked to leave the house either because of their involvement in violent behavior, physical fighting, or out of personal choice. This then gives the producers a chance to introduce a potentially new reality star, who arrives to the house in a day or two later.
|Name||Location||"Bad Girl" nickname||Replaced||Age|
|Kayleigh Severn||San Diego, CA||"The Kung Fu Diva"||Morgan||22|
|Ashley Cheatham||Houston, TX||"The Southern Belle"||Catya||21|
|Christina Hopkins||Staten Island, NY||"Agent Orange"||Kayleigh||22|
Duration of cast
|Bad Girls||Season 5 Episodes|
|Episode 1||Episode 2||Episode 3||Episode 4||Episode 5||Episode 6||Episode 7||Episode 8||Episode 9||Episode 10||Episode 11||Episode 12||13|
- Key: = "Bad Girl" appears on this episode.
- Key: = "Bad Girl" replacement arrives.
- Key:= "Bad Girl" leaves the house.
- Key: = "Bad" Girl gets kicked out by another roommate.
- Key: = "Bad Girl" is removed from the house.
-  Morgan was removed from the house in episode 2 for breaking into the production room after a physical altercation with Brandi, Danielle and Erica.
-  Kayleigh replaced Morgan in episode 4.
-  Catya was removed from the house in episode 6 after claiming she stabbed someone in Jamaica .
-  Kayleigh voluntarily left the house in episode 7 after being victimized by Kristen, Lea and Brandi.
-  Danielle voluntarily left the house in episode 8 due to stress and Kristen and Lea's antics.
-  Ashley and Christina replaced Catya and Kayleigh respectively in episode 8.
-  Brandi is kicked out of the house by Kristen and Lea in episode 11 after a physical altercation with Lea and causing harm to Kristen and Christina.
-  Kristen was removed from the house in episode 12 after a physical altercation with Lea.
-  Christina was removed from the house in the season finale following a physical altercation with Ashley, Erica and Lea.
-  Morgan and Kristen made an appearance in the season finale.
|No.||Title||Original air date||U.S. viewers
|1||"Welcome to Miami Beyotch"||August 3, 2010||1.34|
|Seven brassy, sassy self-proclaimed bad girls arrive in Miami and try to live together under one roof. Morgan's bad attitude causes a rift in the pack, leading to a huge brawl that shakes the house.|
|2||"Check Your Baggage"||August 10, 2010||1.57|
|Lea's birthday celebrations take a sour turn when she and her roommates are at the center of a huge fight.
Note:Morgan is removed from the house.
|3||"Where's The Money Honey"||August 17, 2010||1.54|
|Erica separates herself from the group when the girls visit a tattoo parlour, leaving the rest of her roommates to wonder why she joined the club. Meanwhile, an unforgiving Catya gets revenge on Erica's fling Jeff after his bad attitude leaves her feeling wronged.|
|4||"Talkin' Smack"||August 24, 2010||1.47|
|Erica goes against the house when they hatch a plan to haze new girl Kayleigh. Danielle discloses information about a past heroin addiction, and is pushed to the limit when Brandi uses it against her.
Note:Kayleigh replaces Morgan.
|5||"Beach Blanket Bad Girls"||August 31, 2010||N/A|
|A friendship splinters due to Brandi's unreturned crush on Lea. Meanwhile, an argument at the beach results in nasty ripple effects, with Kayleigh's loyalty emerging as an issue.|
|6||"Jamaican Me Crazy"||September 14, 2010||N/A|
|Kristen sets her sights on Kayleigh after drama ensues on an exotic getaway in Negril, Jamaica. An unexpected exit leaves some of the roommates shocked and bewildered.
Note:Catya voluntarily leaves the house.
|7||"Threesome's A Crowd"||September 21, 2010||1.87|
|Kayleigh hangs on tight as she fears her time in the house may be running out. Lea finds herself at the center of a sticky situation after her newfound alliance with one "bad girl" leads to problems with another.
Note:Kayleigh voluntarily leaves the house.
|8||"Departures and Arrivals"||September 28, 2010||1.72|
|Kristen and Lea prey on the vulnerability of one roommate, leading to another departure. Meanwhile, unforeseen company arrives which shakes the house.
Notes:Danielle voluntarily leaves the house. Ashley and Christina becomes the replacement girls for Catya and Kayleigh.
|9||"Life's a Bitch When You Get Us Weekly"||October 5, 2010||1.77|
|Christina locks horns with mansion power players Lea and Kristen, leading to a messy dispute.|
|10||"Who Runs Miami?"||October 19, 2010||1.70|
|An alienated Christina takes a hiatus from house drama and finds solace in season 4 bad girl, Natalie Nunn. Brandi's failed attempt at being forgiven by Lea results in a meltdown which drives a further wedge in their relationship.|
|11||"Brandi On The Rocks"||October 26, 2010||1.54|
|When her wallet goes missing, a stormy Brandi runs amok and cuts a swath of destruction in her wake. Elsewhere, Kristen's resentment is at a high boil, courtesy of Lea.
Note:Brandi is kicked out of the house.
|12||"The Wicked Witch of Key West"||November 2, 2010||1.73|
|Brandi's parting words manifest into strong feelings of distrust between top dogs Lea and Kristen. A vacation to Key West has disastrous consequences, putting an end to Kristen's reign and cutting her journey short.
Note:Kristen was removed from the house.
|13||"Punching Out"||November 9, 2010||1.71|
|Ashley steps up to the plate as the house tires of Christina once and for all, leading to a fight which ends the season on a cliffhanger. Amist the chaos, two erstwhile roomies make an uninvited return, leaving a parting gift that will go down in history.
Notes:Christina is removed from the house. Kristen and Morgan return in this episode.
|14||"Reunion — Part 1"||November 16, 2010||2.07|
|The season 5 "bad girls" reunite for one last time to discuss their actions. Tensions reach a fever pitch between Christina and Ashley, and Kristen also comes under fire by several of the girls.|
|15||"Reunion — Part 2"||November 23, 2010||1.90|
|The conclusion of a reunion edition features the Miami roomies recalling the peaks and troughs of a whirlwind journey. Kristen is backed into a corner when Erica, Lea and Kayleigh join forces.|
|16||"BGC: Top 10 OMG's"||November 30, 2010||1.14|
|Various Bad Girls Alumni count down the 10 best moments from seasons 1 through 5 of Bad Girls Club.|