Playboy to Launch Weekend News Show

Playboy TV will add a weekend news show to its lineup in September with the
premiere of The Weekend Flash.

While details were sketchy at press time, the network will offer a recap of
the day's general, entertainment and sports news each Friday, Saturday and
Sunday beginning Sept. 6 -- fronted by nude, female news anchors, the network

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.