Ciccarone is also the creator and producer of HBO's Cathouse: The Series, one of that network's most successful series. It features the day-to-day life at the Moonlight Bunny Ranch, a brothel located in Carson City, Nevada. As a feature reporter in the mid 90s, doing "kicker" stories, he was sent to the brothel several times to cover such topics as hookers running for governor, and what the advent of Viagra meant for brothels. It was then he got to know the owner Dennis Hoff. Ciccarone came up with the idea for a series of in-depth documentaries covering the Ranch, and it took him seven years to sell it.
Ciccarone was born in Queens New York in 1930 and graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in State College Pennsylvania He received a Doctorate in Journalism from Marycrest College.
He lives in Henderson Nevada.