|Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 4):|
I wonder if they will use the former HQ of PanAm at 200 Park (that in Park Avenue, not Park Avenue South, about 22 blocks away) and with digital tricks to put their name and logos over the current MetLife ones in this series.
My initial thought was what year the show would be set in, and after researching that, the time period is right in line with the opening of the Pan Am Building in 1963. They could use a mix of digitally cleaned up stock footage and newly created digital renderings.
It really should be interesting to see if "Pan Am" as well's as NBC's "The Playboy Club" can tap into the 60s in the same way "Mad Men" has. One thing to consider is that the broadcasting standards that apply to ABC and NBC are different than those of cable channels like AMC, so the language as well as sexual content will have to be toned down considerably even with the shows being aired at 10 PM
in the Eastern and Pacfic time zones (Which is the hour in which the "safe harbor" period for "indecent content" on broadcast TV
begins in each time zone [10PM
-6AM]), as they will air at 9 PM
in the Central and Mountain time zones, which is an hour prior to the "safe harbor". I think that a show like "Mad Men" would lose some of its' reality if the language and sexual content were toned down (It would make it almost like a parody of the TV
shows of that era.).
Honestly, I don't give either show much of a chance due to their time slots. "Pan Am" has "Desperate Housewives" as its' lead-in, a show that is in decline and "The Playboy Club" has "The Sing-Off" as their lead-in, which probably has a lot different audience in which most folks will be switching to something else. But then again, with the next season of "Mad Men" not coming out until next March, folks may need to get their fix in some ways with these shows.
[Edited 2011-07-31 08:52:29]