The family-oriented TV Land network is in for the biggest embarrassment in its history. Tabloid Baby has learned exclusively that its upcoming series, My First Time, will have to compete with the DVD release of the acclaimed sexually-themed series of the same name!
We first reported earlier this month that the six-part TV Land series, premiering June 28, went through a name change from My Big Break to My First Time, despite the fact that My First Time is the name of the recent, racy, 26-part Showtime docudrama series that re-enacted women’s first sexual experiences (in explicit, flesh-baring detail). We also revealed that many of the actors featured in the Showtime series are major porn stars.
WPOE Entertainment plans to release the first My First Time DVD the last week in June. That means consumers will be confronted simultaneously with two very distinct My First Time products and ad campaigns: a sexually-oriented, adults-only series that already has a history and fans; and a family-oriented show that “looks at the roles that changed the lives of Hollywood’s biggest names.”
“There will surely be confusion in the marketplace,” says one source close to the original series. “The original My First Time series got swift brand recognition when it first aired, and its legend and mystique have only increased as fans demanded that it be released on DVD. TV Land made a big mistake when it filched the name.”
The original My First Time series, subtitled “True Stories of Love & Sex,” features not only the first and only mainstream performances of top porn stars like Monique Alexander, Dru Berrymore, Rhiannon Bray, Katie Morgan, Buffy Sinclair, Lexington Steele and Justin Slayer and Lexington Steele, but the very first performances of future adult stars like Dick Smothers, Jr., Buffy Sinclair and Allison Whyte.
The My First Time DVD collection will also feature-- for the first time-- the never-seen pilot to the series, notable because it stars three women who would become top names in the adult entertainment field. Jessica Drake and Aurora Snow team up with TJ Cummings in one segment. Nicole Sheridan and her husband Voodoo show up—and show all— in another.
Will TV Land change channels, look back nostalgically and go back to the more apt title, My Big Break? Stay tuned…