Column | Oct 10, 2011
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Column | Sep 22, 2011Perhaps it's been brought to your attention that this is a big week for retrograde representations of women on television. Monday marked the premiere of NBC's "The Playboy Club," a noir-ish look at Hugh Hefner's flagship Chicago club in 1963, and Sunday will see the launch of ABC's "Pan Am," a stylish, soapy paean to those proto-feminist archetypes known as stewardesses. With their curling cigarette smoke and hourglass-shaped, not-necessarily-Pilates-toned actresses, these shows suggest we're in a moment not just of "Mad Men" withdrawal (it won't be back until March) but out-and-out fetishization of the 1960s (make that the early 1960s, before things got complicated).
Story | Feb 20, 2012 | 4:38 PM
ABC's drama "Pan Am" likely faces cancellation after delivering disappointing Nielsen ratings in Sunday's season 1 finale.
Story | Feb 17, 2012 | 4:37 PM
It's season finale, which could also be its series finale, airs Sunday to make room for midseason replacement "GCB." Official word on "Pan Am's" future on the network is expected to come in May.
Story | Aug 7, 2011 | 4:36 PM
The cast and producers of "Pan Am" address the of female oppression in the new ABC series.