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ANALYST: HYPE DOESN’T HELP LOUSY TV SHOWS

December 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Appraising the new shows of 2011-12 at midseason, veteran media analyst Brad Adgate of Horizon Media has found that some of the shows that were the most heavily hyped prior to their debut flopped while other little-noticed entries became hits. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Adgate singled out NBC’s The Playboy Club […]

TWO AND A HALF MEN REMAINS NO. 1

October 4, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Ratings for CBS’s Two and a Half Men dipped slightly on Monday, but with 17.3 million viewers, it remained the top-rated show of the night, beating ABC’s two-hour Dancing With the Stars, which averaged 16.5 million viewers. Fox’s new dinosaur drama Terra Nova, meanwhile, held steady in its second week with 8.3 million viewers, but […]

NEW PROTEST LAUNCHED AGAINST NBC’S THE PLAYBOY CLUB

August 12, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The 49-year-old interfaith Morality in Media has launched a three-pronged attack on NBC’s upcoming The Playboy Club — targeting advertisers, the network, and the network’s affiliates. The group issued a statement on Thursday saying that it has sent letters to NBC’s top advertisers asking them to use their influence to stop NBC from airing the […]

NBC PROGRAMMERS DO THE BUNNY HOP

August 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC’s upcoming The Playboy Club is not nearly so controversial as its critics say it is, the show’s producers maintained on Monday. Responding to claims by the conservativeParents Television Council that the series promotes pornography and by feminists that it objectifies women, executive producer Ian Biederman said that the Playboy Bunnies appearing in the series […]

PARENTS GROUP GOES BUGS OVER BUNNIES

July 28, 2011 by · 7 Comments 

The Parents Television Council, which has spearheaded the battle against what it regards as indecent content on broadcast television, is stepping up its attack on the upcoming NBC drama, The Playboy Club. While the series presumably contains no nudity, it does contain plenty of cleavage, promos indicate, as well as double entendres and shots of […]

NBC HIRES FOX EXEC WHO DEVELOPED TWO OF ITS NEW SHOWS

July 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In recent months, NBC has bought two scripted TV dramas from 20th Century Fox TV — The Playboy Club and Awake. Now it has decided to name the person who helped develop those shows to the currently vacant post of President of NBC Entertainment Programming. She is Jennifer Salke, who has been executive vice president […]

NBC STATION REFUSES TO AIR THE PLAYBOY CLUB

June 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC’s upcoming new drama The Playboy Club may not feature any of the soft porn presented in Hugh Hefner’s legendary magazine. Indeed, it may not be any racier than any number of crime dramas airing on network television. (It’s set in Hefner’s Chicago night club during the 1960s.) But a Salt Lake City television station, […]