The Girls Next Door
- 6 Seasons
The Girls Next Door, also known as The Girls of the Playboy Mansion is an E! cable television network reality series about what life is like at the playboy mansion. Focusing on the female perspective, the show gives an up close and personal look that allows viewers to really get a feel for the real daily lives and personalities of the girls living in the playboy mansion and their romantic relationship with Hugh Hefner. Being an instant hit on E! helped the first season to be expanded from a mere eight episodes to fifteen episodes. With the second season premier attracting 1.6 million viewers. Then topping itself with 2.16 million viewers tuning in for the premier of season 3. The First five seasons focus on the lives of Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt and Kendra Wilkinson. In season six new girlfriends twins Kristina and Karissa Shannon and Crystal Harris enter the picture as girlfriends Madiaon, Marquardt and Wilkinson exit the show and end their romantic adventures with Hefner. The reasons for Madison's departure was never really addressed or confirmed. The Girls Next Door is able to show the girls of the playboy mansion in an authentic light as they go about daily life, participate in events and support each other. Viewers get the opportunity to see the girls outside of the lavish events you would associate with Hugh Hefner and in something a little more run of the mill such as a baby shower. Reminding people that underneath all the glitz and glamour these are real woman.