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AMS founder Andy Streitfeld hopes to play his cards right with a proposed new reality series on the lives and times of The Lodge.

Preliminary work is completed and a title's been chosen for a proposed new network reality series on The Lodge gentleman's club.

Andy Streitfeld, CEO of Dallas-based AMS Productions Group, says his company will be pitching a demo tape of Risque Business to a variety of potential cable customers, including Lifetime, A&E, Bravo, Oxygen, E!, The Learning Channel, WE and Showtime.

Looking behind the scenes of the Dallas-based showplace is a bit of a departure for AMS. Its previous original productions include Rising From the Rails; Race Car Driver; Bodacious Boots; Flying For Freedom: Untold Stories of the Tuskogee Airmen; and the just-completed Stop the Presses: The American Newspaper in Peril, which will be screened on April 2nd at the AFI-Dallas film festival.

***Preliminary discussions are underway for a possible locally produced morning news show at CW33, a source close to the station says. If a go-ahead is given, it would premiere next fall on the Dallas-based station.

Billionaire/real estate developer Sam Zell bought all of Tribune's properties, including CW33, as part of a deal that was finalized in December.

New management, which includes recently named Tribune Broadcasting president Ed Wilson, "is very high on doing local news and doing it well," a source says.

Wilson formerly worked in partnership with Belo Corp., owner of Dallas-based WFAA8, before moving on to management positions at CBS, NBC and most recently, Fox.