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PTC Targets 'Playboy Club,' Urges NBC Affiliates to Drop the Show

by Chris Harnick, posted Jul 26th 2011 5:15PM
The Playboy ClubThe Parents Television Council has a new target in its sights: NBC's 'The Playboy Club.' It was only a matter of time before the conservative watchdog group targeted the new fall series, which is set in Chicago's Playboy club in the 1960s.

According to Broadcasting & Cable, the PTC sent letters to all NBC affiliates, urging them not to air the new crime drama.

In the letter, PTC president Tim Winter told stations the show was attempting to put a layer of class on the porn industry. If the stations did air the show, Winter warned the PTC would urge its members to file complaints with the FCC.

KSL, NBC's Salt Lake City's already announced it is refusing to air the new series because of its content. Instead, the Salt Lake City affiliate for MyNetworkTV will air 'The Playboy Club' this fall.

The PTC previously targeted MTV's 'Skins,' calling it "the most dangerous show for teens."

You can watch a preview of 'The Playboy Club' below.



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kellymcdowell@mail.com

This is one of the most decent shows on television. All these "reality" shows need to go, NOT the Playboy Club.

October 04 2011 at 3:17 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
ssm822

I think most of you are missing the point here...the show should be on cable not network TV...as a working woman, this show depicts women as bimbos who don't have the intelligence to do anything else...but I guess what bothers me the most...where is The Chippendale Club? Equal rights...hey, we heteorsexual women
want some eye candy too...

September 29 2011 at 7:46 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
pdelac

Please don't impose your views on everyone. If the self righteous have their way, all is lost, including the classics, like Romeo and Juliet ( forbidden teen love, lying, suicide, possible pre-marital sex, OMG). If their is some thing you don't like, there is an "OFF" button. Or change the channel. After viewing two episodes, there is actually a plot. Sad to say, it's based around "the Playboy Club", entrenched in history, the "Americana" of a by-gone age.

September 29 2011 at 4:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
JOHN AND JOLYN

What happened to MORALS AND ETHICS in this country!!! All I have to say is Sadam and Gammorah. For those who don't know what those are, read the Bible. I am SOOOO sick and tired of Hollywood SHOVING pornographic, sexual and immoral CRAP down my throat!!! AND that is why my husband, our four YOUNG children and I DO NOT watch prime time shows. All we usually watch are the History, Discovery, Food, NatGeo channels. They have FAMILY friendly shows that we ALL can enjoy together, plus educational. NBC needs to get some morals. They are also showing that "Whitney" and tried to give that a shot-all they talk about is SEX!!! I had to send my children out of the FAMILY ROOM. IT IS SOOOOOO RIDICULOUS!!!!!!! ABC, NBC, AND CBS need to get their stupid heads out of THE GUTTER and show GOOD, DESENT shows like they use to-many, many moons ago. The only good, awesome show for the family is "WipeOut." My family LOVES that show!!!! And watch them take that away!!!! GET BRAINS, YOU MORONIC CEO'S OR WHOEVER HAS THE LAST SAY, AND SHOW GOOD WHOLESOME SHOWS!!!!!!! CANCEL PAN AM(ANOTHER SHOW THAT JUST TALKS ABOUT SEX), PLAYBOY CLUB, AND WHITNEY!!!!!! Until something is done, I know my family and my HUGE extended family will not be watching these channels. We are 7th and 8th generation BAPTIST and know how to BOYCOTT!!!!!! Some people will think, "oh great, a conservative baptist!" No, I am more liberal than a lot of my family, but when it comes to TV, there needs to be SOME LIMITS TO WHAT YOU SHOULD SHOW! I watch movies with sexual content and think it is hilarious, BUT MY CHILDREN CAN'T GO AND WATCH IT!! My children can turn on the TV and watch whatever on that!! The movies in the theater-that is a TOTALLY different story. You don't want to watch an R-rated movie, than DON'T GO SEE IT. BIG DIFFERENCE!!!!!! The television is NOT THE MOVIES!!!!!!!

September 29 2011 at 11:04 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Bob

CANCEL SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!

September 29 2011 at 10:09 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
Bob

What were they thinking to put this on prime time?

September 29 2011 at 10:09 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
ar2121

This show belongs on cable. Even the time slot is not late enough for this show.I have a 7 yr. Old and teen boys. There are many inappropriate cartoons and shows for kids and even teens. I have tried to adapt will allow them to see SOME violence and some sexuality. But this show gives the view that women are a piece of meat, that must dress in skimpy outfits for men to drool over. Men stop thinking with your testicles and think about what your kids are learning when watching this type of crap. Keep it on cable and off prime time network.

September 23 2011 at 10:14 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
gobluespartyon

Glad too that most of comments agree with me about PTC being out of touch with reality and that there claims are baseless without facts or proof just like the few prudes that support cenorship which is wrong in there comments which were baseless without facts. I will no doubt be watching The Playboy Club looks like a pretty good show. Down With Prudes Of America.

August 11 2011 at 9:59 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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JOHN AND JOLYN

You are an idiot and probably have no morals to begin with, oh and no children. Just because I don't want them to be "praising" about STUPID playboy, putting more SEX on television, and NOT being able to watch good wholesome shows together with my family-I'm a prude???? You are soooo uneducated and ignorant!! Ya ok, your name says it all-gobluespartyon??? CLASSY!!

September 29 2011 at 11:10 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Brenda Lewis

I agree 100% with PTC on the Playboy Club. It figures that most of the comments on here saying that this show is decent are men. Most women are the ones who use their brains to look at all the angles on a situation, men in these kind of situations only use their brains to react to pleasing visual stimuli to reach their conclusions on whether something is right or wrong. The male human specie didn't get their reputation of only thinking with what's in their pants for no good reason. For instance I would bet that if a jury of all men were left to decide whether a sexy women who is being tried for murdering her child was guilty most would find her innocent just because she looks sexy. Most men (NOT ALL) are soooo dumb!!!!

August 01 2011 at 11:55 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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gobluespartyon

You support cenorship just like your pals at PTC which is wrong and PTC has no right to tell local NBC Affiliates not to air The Playboy Club. And all your others claims are baseless without facts or proof.

August 11 2011 at 4:24 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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JOHN AND JOLYN

All I hear is repeat and BLAH, BLAH, BLAH!!!!

September 29 2011 at 11:23 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down
Joseph P. Werner

I SEE NOTHING WRONG WITH AIRING THE PLAY BOY CLUB. PARENTS TODAY ALLOW THEIR DAUGHTERS 13 TO 17 YEARS OLD TO WHERE TOPS WITH MATERIAL ALLOWING THEIR NIPPLES TO PROTRUD. THEY WEAR JEANS/PANTS SO TIGHT YOU CAN CLEARLY SEE THE FEMALE PROTURDING IN GREAT CLARITY. SKIRTS SO SHORT FOR THE "MONEY SHOT". ONLY TO SEE THEY ARE DRESSED COMANDO BENEATH THE SKIRT. THEN MOM IS DRESSED LIKE DAUGHTER.
I AM VERY WELL ABOVE A VERY HANDSOME MIDDLE AGED MAN. LEARNED OF LOVE FROM MY LITTLE SISTERS BABYSITTER WHO WAS MY OLDER SISTER'S BEST FRIEND,21 YEARS OLD, BLOND, EXTREMLY BEAUTIFUL. HAPPIEST 14 YEAR OLD FOR 2 YEARS. THEN I WAS INTRODUCED TO HER OTHER BEAUTIFUL GIRLFRIENDS. I COULDN'T REMEMBER WHO WAS WHO FOR A FEW YEARS SHALL WE SAY. THEN THE JEALOUSY ARGUMENTS. INNOCENT LITTLE BOY ME JUST WENT FOR THE RIDE. I COULD WRITE A BOOK. MR.SIMMONS HAS NOTHING ON ME ON HIS ALLEDGED NUMBERS. BY 19 I ASKED FOR RESUMES AND A PG PICTURE OR X-RATED WITH CLASS IF YOU PREFERRED. STILL THE SAME AFTER ALL THE YEARS. I LOVE IT. HECK WHEN I SHAVE I WANT ME. NOTHING I HAVEN'T SEEN, HEARD, EXPERIENCED. DECREED BY THE GODS, WRITTEN IN MY BIRTH RIGHT IN STONE.
DO I SEE NEGATIVE ABOUT THE OLD PLAYBOY CLUB? HECK I SEE MORE SKIN WALKING THE MALL OR IN CHURCH, LIBRARY, AUTO STORE, DOC'S OFFICE. WHERE DON'T I. NEEDED THERAPY TWICE OVER TIME. YOUNGER THEN ME SUPER FOXES. YEP YOU KNOW THE THERAPY I GOT. THAT WENT ON TO THE NURSES. OR HOW ABOUT WHEN I GOT MY TEETH CLEENED. THEY LOVE ME AND YOU CAN'T BLAME THEM. JUST DON'T LIKE IT WHEN I CAN'T FIT ONE IN. THEIR PAIN PASSES IN TIME BUT A LONG TIME.SORRY. AND THE 60' PLAYBOY CLUB IS FELT TO BE INDECENT? OBOY. COME ON IT IS MY RESPONSIBILITY TO BRING JOY, THE SUN RISE, THE SEA SWELL TO THE FEMALE GENDER.
OLYMPUS WAS MY SANDBOX. A YEAR AGO A YOUNG 20 SOMETHING TRIPPED WHILE OOGLING ME WALKING OUTOF THE STORE. AFTER I PAID GUESS WHO COULDN'T FIND HER CAR AND NEEDED THE HELP OF GENTLEMAN. REST IS HISTORY. I AM A MAN WHO IS HUMBLE, VERY CHRATIBLE, CONPASSIONATE, INTEGRITY, ETC. I GUESS IT IS NICE TO BE THERE FOR THOSE IN NEED OF A GOD OF MY CALIBER. SOME MEN THINK THEY ARE WHAT THEY ARE. I KNOW AND JUST A FEW WOULD BE HAPPY TO VERIFY THAT. LIKE A FEW HUNDRED OR MORE. I DON'T KISS AND TELL.
HOPE I'VE EXPLAINED WHY THE PLAYBOY CLUB IS NOT INDECENT! ABSOLETEY NOT.

July 27 2011 at 8:43 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

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