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The Girls Next Door, also known asThe Girls of the Playboy Mansion, is areality televisionseries which originally aired onE!from August 7, 2005 until August 8, 2010. The series was created byandHugh Hefner, founder ofPlayboymagazine.
The show was followed by fourspin-offs,Kendra,Kendra on Top,Bridgets Sexiest Beaches, andHollys World.
The series focuses on the lives of Hefners girlfriends who live with him at thePlayboy Mansion. Hefner is often on the show along with various Playmates and other celebrities.
The series not only showcases events at the Playboy Mansion (e.g. Fight Night,Fourth of Julycelebration, the midsummer celebration etc.), but also sheds light on otherPlayboyrelated events such as the Playboy Jazz Festival at theHollywood Bowl, Playmate test shoots atPlayboy Studio West, Operation Playmate, party night, birthday parties, and more significantly, the personalities and real lives of each of the Girls.
Kevin Burns approached Hefner in 2005, which resulted in a pilot called Hefs World being filmed. This followed Hef, his girlfriends and friends contrasted with the staff. When presented to E!, they told him to go back and interview each of the girlfriends to see what you can get, which resulted in the premise shifting from Hefner to life in the mansion from a females perspective.
The first five seasons centered around then-girlfriendsHolly MadisonBridget Marquardt, andKendra Wilkinson.
In October2008, Hefners relationships with Madison endedfor unconfirmed reasons (though the final episode of the fifth season discusses her unhappiness at the mansion in not being able to get married or have a family with Hefner) and Wilkinson left to continue her relationship with boyfriendHank Baskett. Marquardt also temporarily left at the same time to filmBridgets Sexiest BeachesforThe Travel Channel, but in January 2009ended her relationship with Hefner and moved out of the mansion permanently.
Despite the end of Hefners romantic relationship with Madison, Marquardt, and Wilkinson, all three were contractually committed to a sixth season.Madison indicated toLife & Stylemagazine, the manner in which their contractual obligations would be fulfilled was still unknown at the time, but that they were still filming material together.However, the focus of the show shifted to Hefners new girlfriends, 19-year-old twinsKristina and Karissa Shannon, and 23-year-oldCrystal Harris.
The sixth season was also originally set to featureAnna Sophia Berglundand Melissa Taylor as Hefners second and third girlfriends, with the Shannon twins relegated to fourth and fifth position – according to a post by the company responsible for the shows opening sequence, nailgun*, that shows an incomplete rough cut of the new intro for the show.
Madison did appear in the first two episodes of the season, and also appeared with Marquardt and Wilkinson in the episode The Showering Inferno, which focused more on them than Harris and the twins.
20th Century Fox Home Entertainmentreleased the first five seasons on DVD in Region 1 between 2006-2009. These releases have been discontinued and are now out of print.
In March 2011, it was announced thatMPI Home Videohad acquired the rights to the series.They subsequently released season 6 on DVD on July 19, 2011. They also re-released the first five seasons on the same day.
On November 29, 2011,MPI Home VideoreleasedThe Girls Next Door: Complete Collectionon DVD in Region 1.The 17-disc set features all 91 episodes of the series as well as many bonus features.
In 2008, Kevin Burns approached Kendra and offered her a show of her own.She later accepted and the show premiered on June 7, 2009.The show was a hit for E!, averaging 2.6 millionviewers in its first season and setting many records – including being the highest-rated premiere since 2002.
In 2009, Burns revealed he was in talks to create two new shows, one for Madison and one for Marquardt.
In 2010, a backdoor pilotfocusing on the Playmate House aired on August 8, 2010.The show was not picked up.
In 2011,Hollys Worldwas initially given a third season that was due to begin filming in September,however it was later confirmed the season had been canceled before the production had begun and that the series would not be returning.The cancellation came about in July when then-new E! presidentBonnie Hammervowed to get rid of the more Playboy trashy element from the network- a goal that was ultimately achieved asKendrawas also canceled in 2012.
In 2012, a new show titledKendra on Topthat would premiere onWE tvin the summer of 2012 was announced as a follow-up toKendra.As with all other spin-offs, this show is also produced by Kevin Burns and his company Prometheus Entertainment.
The show was an instant hit forE!and quickly had its first season expanded from eight to fifteen episodes. The second-season premiere was watched by 1.6 million viewers (which set a 3-year record) and then topped itself by having 2.16 million viewers for the third-season premiere – the second highest season premiere ever on theE!network.
The initial success of the show was so great thatPlayboypublished a nude pictorial of Madison, Marquardt, and Wilkinson in the November 2005 issue. This later led to two more pictorials in September 2006 (to celebrate the premiere of the second season) and March 2008 (celebrating them being voted fourth inPlayboys annual Sexiest Celebrities online poll).
The final episode starring Madison, Marquardt, and Wilkinson was watched by 2.535 millionviewers.
Despite starting with the highest rating season premiere in the shows history,the sixth season saw ratings drop from 2.4 millionwatching the premiere, to only 960,000watching the fourth episode only three weeks later. Ratings then dropped even further to 919,000 viewers only five weeks after the premiere.
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