Alison Sweeney and Ali Landry
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Friends Ali Landry and Alison Sweeney, aka The Alis, wanted more quality time with their busy Hollywood gal pals who juggled their careers with motherhood. Thus, a series of themed dinner parties was born, which evolved into TV Guide Network's five-part series, Hollywood Girls Night, premiering Sunday at 9/8c.
The Playboy Club
It took years for The Playboy Club to hop into primetime. It took NBC three weeks to kill it.
Quick cancellations are nothing new in TV, but the rapid demise of The Playboy Club might serve as a cautionary tale for programmers as they depend more on familiar franchises and icons to attract distracted viewers.
With so much competition for the attention of viewers, network execs are looking for anything that might give them an edge in marketing and awareness — which is why so many remakes with familiar titles are hitting the air. The Playboy Club wasn't a reboot of an old show, but rather an original series looking to leverage a popular global brand.
NBC liked that the name "Playboy" would at least cut through the clutter of fall TV's slew of new series launches. "Many programmers would look at it and say, 'Here's a huge brand that should be able to...
Amber Heard and Laura Benanti
The main thing that Chad Hodge wants you to know about his upcoming NBC series The Playboy Club is that it's not about the centerfolds. When Hodge, who last created The CW drama Runaway, was first approached by the studio to do a show about Hugh Hefner's famous Playboy Bunnies, his reaction was, "Is this going to be a scripted version of The Girls Next Door? No, thank you."
But that was before he knew about the rather significant difference between Bunnies and the Playmates. Hef's Bunnies...
Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris
Hugh Hefner's wedding special will take place on Lifetime as planned — only without the bride.
"The marriage special planned for Lifetime TV is now going to have a 'runaway bride' theme & will air in July," Hefner tweeted on Wednesday.
Kendra Wilkinson may be the second of Hef's former girls next door to compete on Dancing with the Stars, but don't think she turned to Season 8 alum Holly Madison for pointers. "I'm very stubborn like that," Wilkinson tells TVGuide.com. "If anyone tries to tell anything to me, I shut them up immediately. There's only one piece of advice I'll take and that's from [partner] Louis [van Amstel]." So how are rehearsals going for the self-proclaimed tomboy with zero dance experience?
Kirstie Alley, Sugar Ray Leonard
It's the season of the lookers, the fighters, a rapper, a Super Bowl MVP and a former Fat Actress — but not a one-time candidate for the U.S Senate. Emmy winner Kirstie Alley (Cheers) leads the cast of celebs who'll kick up their heels for Dancing With the Stars' 12th season, which begins March 21 on ABC. "We've wanted Kirstie from Day 1," says executive producer Conrad Green. "She's enormously winning and an absolute hoot."
Check out photos of the Dancing With the Stars Season 12 contestants
She'll be going toe-to-toe with one of the most popular boxers of all time...
Holly Madison says she was "really surprised" when she learned her former boyfriend, Hugh Hefner, was engaged.
"There was no gossip about it; no one knew it was going to happen," she tells TVGuide.com of Hef's Christmas Day announcement that he had proposed to 24-year-old Crystal Harris.
Hugh Hefner proposes to girlfriend on Christmas Eve
Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris
Hugh Hefner gave his girlfriend a pretty good Christmas gift.
The 84-year-old Playboy founder proposed to his 24-year-old girlfriend, Crystal Harris Friday night. "I gave Crystal a ring. A truly memorable Christmas Eve," Hefner tweeted. "When I gave Crystal the ring, she burst into tears. This is the happiest Christmas weekend in memory."
Hefner later clarified that he did indeed ask Harris to marry him. "Yes, the ring I gave Crystal is an engagement ring," he wrote. "I didn't mean to make a mystery out of it. A very merry Christmas to all."
Not only have reality TV Girl Next Door-turned-mommy Kendra Wilkinson and her husband, NFL wide receiver Hank Baskett, just taught their son, Hank IV, to high-five, they definitely have something to high-five about: Kendra's autobiography...
Eureka - Season 3
New releases announced today, March 31:
Corner Gas - Season 6 will be coming out June 9
Eureka - Season 3.0 will be coming out June 30
The Girls Next Door - Season 5 will be coming out June 23
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