Parents Television Council urges boycott of The Playboy Club

{jcomments on}The Parents Television Council is urging a boycott of NBC’s forthcoming adult drama The Playboy Club.

The conservative action group has written to every NBC affiliate asking them not to air the adult drama. The drama is set in a 1960s adult club where mob bosses and politicians mingle in Chicago, it stars Amber Head. NBC’s affiliate in Salt Lake City, KSL, has already refused to air the drama. KLS is owned by the Mormon Church – so fellow NBC affiliate KMYU-TV will air the drama instead. But if the P.T.C had its way the drama wouldn’t air at all.

The P.T.C has over 1 million members and you may well remember it was the same organisation who kicked up an almighty fuss about MTV’s remake of teen-drama Skins. The organisation took offence to pretty much everything in the drama – drugs, teen sex, alcohol; you name it the P.T.C didn’t like it. The organisation waged a high profile campaign against Skins even calling, at one point, for a Federal enquiry into the series because of its depiction of teen-sex. MTV cancelled Skins after just one series because of low ratings across its run but the drama did launch to record numbers.