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NBC 'Playboy' pilot criticised by PTC

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The Parents' Television Council has criticised elements of NBC's new pilot The Playboy Club.

It was recently reported that actors signed to the project have a clause in their contract that allows for both "nudity... and/or simulated sex acts".

In a recent statement, PTC president Tim Winter slammed NBC for its apparent desire to "distribute pornographic material".

"NBC now says it will air a pilot with 'Playboy' in its name and the production company is requiring performers to sign a nudity clause," he said. "[This is] something virtually unheard of for broadcast TV."

He continued: "Either they cannot distinguish the difference between Showtime and broadcast television, or they are choosing to ignore those differences. Every parent in America should be concerned, and every regulator involved in the oversight process should be ashamed."

In recent months, the Parents' Television Council has protested against MTV's remake of teen drama Skins and also criticised ABC for the title of new pilot Good Christian Bitches.

The Playboy Club pilot, which recently wrapped filming in Chicago, stars Eddie Cibrian, Laura Benanti, David Krumholtz and Amber Heard.

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