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Playboy’s Short Shorts

October 21, 2007 9:00 PM

Jealously eyeing the growth of YouTube, Playboy TV has decided that young men like their videos shorter. The adult pay channel has switched its prime-time lineup to a short-form format, and among the naughty bits is “Hot Babes Doing Stuff Naked,” in which viewers e-mail in scenarios for Playboy TV’s Hot Babes to perform. Already requests include house cleaning, tennis playing, skeet shooting, mechanical bull riding and deep sea fishing. Other shorter prime-time shows include “Totally Busted,” “Naked Happy Girls,” “Playboy News” and “The Playboy Radio Minute.” Coming in November is a new comedy series, “Canoga Park,” about a hapless adult film mogul and his crew. “The response to the new format has been tremendous,” said Todd Schwartz, VP of programming for Playboy TV. “The new broader programming mix has struck a chord with our viewers, and we believe we’ll increase the overall time spent viewing Playboy TV.”
—Jon Lafayette

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