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'WHO'S ON TOP?' TO AIR ON PLAYBOY TV, PROVOCATIVE NEW TALK SHOW SPOTLIGHTS BATTLES IN 'THE WAR BETWEEN THE SEXES'

 Broadcast Team Includes Eric Burns, Nora Dunn, Asa Baber
 BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The hottest topics in


contemporary male/female relationships are the focus for the new talk series, "Who's On Top?" now in production and set for a Nov. 6, premiere on the national pay television network, Playboy TV, it was announced today by Tony Lynn, President, Playboy Entertainment Group.
 Lynn said that the 30-minute talk show will provide a provocative, entertaining and intelligent look at sex and relationships in the '90s as only Playboy can.
 Playboy's Senior Vice President of Programming and Production, Richard Bencivengo commented that, "Who's On Top?" is an excellent example of what's happening today on Playboy TV. The show will add to an already exciting mix of programming that appeals to men and women alike."
 The nucleus of the telecasts will be the broadcast team of author and former long-time "NBC Nightly News" correspondent Eric Burns, actress/author Nora Dunn, a six-year member of the "Saturday Night Live" cast whose film credits include "Working Girl," "Passion Fish," and "Born Yesterday," and Playboy magazine Men columnist and author Asa Baber.
 According to Lynn, "Eric Burns will serve as the host and guide the discussion for each program, with Dunn and Baber as `counterpoint' commentators representing their own unique and frequently opposing male and female perspectives. One or two notable guest experts will appear to round out the debate and provide an entertaining mix on this intellectually engaging and contemporary show.
 "Under the overall direction of Playboy Entertainment Group Vice President Marshal Backlar, we have assembled a first-rate production team headed by award-winning producer Stuart Crowner, whose many television credits include the highly-rated series, `Entertainment Tonight,' and supported by Julie K. Leifermann and Michael Canter."
 Among the guests already lined up for the series are Los Angeles Times columnist Robin Abcarian; John Gray, author of the best-selling book "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus"; Jim Petersen, long-time editor of Playboy magazine's popular advice and information column "The Playboy Advisor"; and sex experts Lonnie Barbach and Dr. Theresa Crenshaw.
 Numerous additional guests representing fields as diverse as medicine, psychology, show business and the arts will be announced as the series approaches its November launch.
 The program will present a variety of topics dealing with adult sexuality and relationships which will be discussed with a frankness not seen on network and nationally syndicated talk shows. The topics to be discussed range from sexual harassment to fantasies, sex etiquette, dating and mating, cybersex, the chemistry of sex, orgasm and "The Playboy Advisor's Greatest Hits."
 "We are not striving for controversy for controversy's sake as we see in so many of today's talk shows," Lynn said. "But we expect each program to be heated, passionate, contemporary, intellectually stimulating and lively."
 Playboy TV is available to more than 9 million households as a pay- per-view service and to 14 million homes as a monthly subscription option.
 The 10-hour-per-night, seven-day-per-week network is a service of the Playboy Entertainment Group and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Playboy Enterprises Inc., the international publishing and entertainment company that publishes Playboy magazine and related media. The Entertainment Group develops, produces and distributes programming for the domestic pay television, international television and worldwide home video markets. Playboy TV is the nation's third-largest pay-per-view service and its programming is broadcast in 64 territories worldwide.
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