Tuesday, June 14, 2011

NBC Affiliate Refuses To Join "The Playboy Club"

According to reports, NBC TV affiliate KSL-TV in Utah will not carry the new 1960's-era dramatic series "The Playboy Club".

"The 'Playboy' brand is known internationally," said KSL President and CEO Mark Willes. "Everyone is clear what it stands for. We want to be sure everyone is clear what the KSL brand stands for, which is completely inconsistent with the Playboy brand."

"...It's the early 1960's, and the legendary 'Playboy Club' in Chicago is the door to all of your fantasies -- with the 'key', the most sought-after status symbol of its kind. Inside the seductive world of the 'Bunny', an epitome of beauty and service, clientele rub shoulders with the decade's biggest mobsters, politicos and entertainers.

"...'Nick Dalton' (Eddie Cibrian), is one of the city's top attorneys and the ultimate playboy, connecting with everyone in the city's power structure.

"With mysterious ties to the underworld, Nick comes to the aid of 'Maureen' (Amber Heard), the stunning and innocent new Bunny who accidentally kills the leader of the 'Bianchi' crime family.

"Dating Nick is 'Carol-Lynne' (Laura Benanti), a bombshell and established star at the club who knows her days as a bunny are numbered and finds herself continually at odds with 'Billy' (David Krumholtz), the club's general manager.

"Adding to the charm of the club is 'Janie' (Jenna Dewan-Tatum), the carefree life of the party who is dating 'Max' (Wes Ramsey), an overly protective bartender..."

Also starring in the series are 'Naturi Naughton' ("Fame") and Leah Renee ("True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet").

Executive producers are Brian Grazer ("A Beautiful Mind"), Chad Hodge ("Tru Calling"), Francie Calfo ("Scoundrels"), Jason Burns ("The House Bunny") and Richard Rosenzweig ("Kendra"), for 20th Century Fox Television and Imagine Television.

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