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"Playboy" Coming to an NBC station near you


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#1 OFFLINE   SayWhat?

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 01:30 AM

(RTTNews) - NBC has ordered a pilot for "Playboy," a show that would be an hour long drama about the 1960s Playboy clubs in New York, according to New York magazine.

The show would center around a group of women that work as Playboy bunnies. It will also take an in-depth look at "America's mores and the coming sexual revolution," Variety reports.


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NBC has ordered a subscription to "Playboy" -- but for the stories.

Peacock gave the drama script "Playboy" its first pilot greenlight of the season late Tuesday. The hour-long drama is set in the frisky world of 1960s Playboy clubs.

Chad Hodge ("Tru Calling") wrote the script, which focuses on a group of women working as Playboy bunnies in the New York club. "Playboy" will use that as a jumping-off point to explore the nation's changing mores and the coming sexual revolution.

Twentieth Century Fox TV and Imagine TV are behind the project; Imagine's Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo also exec produce, along with Hodge. Project was developed last year with a different writer.

"Playboy" comes as network execs find themselves drawn to the time period (in the wake of "Mad Men's" critical acclaim). Starz recently gave a 10-episode order to the 1960s Miami series "Magic City," while ABC is developing "Pan Am," centering on the airline's wild crew in the 1960s.


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Posted 09 January 2011 - 01:57 AM

Well, this could be interesting if they paid as close attention to details as the "Mad Men" production people do. But it's NBC where the ratings game requires viewers in the demo, so I'm not sure how my generation's take on risqué is going to appeal to the right audience. But it's NBC....

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 12:03 PM

My thoughts are that would be better suited for a FX or maybe a premium channel to air. I am suprised a local station would want to attempt it. I just read the other day that the History Channel did a documentary on JFK I think and decided not to air it as it does not fit what they normally air and now they are shopping it around for Showtime to air I think.
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Posted 09 January 2011 - 01:55 PM

My thoughts are that would be better suited for a FX or maybe a premium channel to air. I am suprised a local station would want to attempt it. I just read the other day that the History Channel did a documentary on JFK I think and decided not to air it as it does not fit what they normally air and now they are shopping it around for Showtime to air I think.


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Posted 09 January 2011 - 02:02 PM

Ah, the Playboy Club years. Now those were the days. Still have my original key! :D

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 02:10 PM

Never got a metal key, just a plastic card, but I do still have the cufflinks.
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Posted 09 January 2011 - 02:18 PM

Never got a metal key, just a plastic card, but I do still have the cufflinks.


When I first joined keys were issued. They were replaced with metal cards, then plastic. Like you I still have the cufflinks plus a tie bar, belt buckle and cocktail glasses. I've been to several clubs. My favorite was always the Manhatten Club. Was very impressive seeing the Playboy banner hanging off the side of the building. No problem getting a cab at that location. The doorman carried a lot of weight!

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 08:47 AM

I have to think this is NBC's answer to "Mad Men" but as with "Swingtown" a couple of years ago, I suspect that they really won't be able to do it justice because of the limitations on the content they show. Now, if they moved this to USA or another NBC-affiliated cable channel... perhaps.
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