Tuesday, June 27, 2006

TV Land bares its shame tomorrow

A limited-run TV Land series premieres tomorrow night, with a name stolen from an erotic docudrama series that will be released on DVD within weeks.

My First Time is the name of the provocative, sexual-themed Showtime series that made a mark on reality programming with its stylish blending of actual interviews with American women, and filmed recreations of their first sexual experiences, starring some of the top porn stars in the world.

The TV Land show, originally announced as “My Big Break,” was given a late name change in order to spice up a clip show, in which “celebrated stars of television, music and movies take a deeply personal look back at the gigs that changed their lives...”

A rep for TV Land admitted earlier this month that the network ripped off the title of the original, landmark series deliberately, telling Page Six: "This is virgin territory for us. TV Land thought long and hard about this title."

The TV Land series includes interviews with celebrities like Henry Winkler, Katey Sagal, Ted Danson, John O’Hurley, Jim Belushi, John Schneider, Cheryl Ladd, Glen Campbell, Cybill Shepherd, Mr. T and Sara Gilbert (hey, we’d like to hear about her “first time”!).

The original series, on DVD during the rip-off run, includes X-rated actresses Summer Fields, Ann Marie, Ava Molina, Wendy Divine, Aria, Dru Berrymore, Ananda Saint James, Goldie, Tina Tyler, Venus, Monique Alexander, Rhiannon Bray, Misty Mendez, Diana DeVoe, Dee, Alana Evans, Britney James, Dalny Marga, Katie Morgan, Buffy Sinclair, Aurora Snow, Allison Wyte, Melanie, Kelly Warner, Becca Bratt, Kara Caraballo and Mandy Roberts.

The notable male sex performers include Dick Smothers, Jr, Marty Romano (above, left), Chris Evans, Trevor Zen, Brett Wad, Barrett Blade, Julian St. Jox, Lexington Steele), Justin Slayer and Matt Bixel (and in a cameo, Legs McNeil, author of the porn history book, The Other Hollywood).

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