The Playboy Club


The new NBC drama takes place in 1963 Chicago and revolves around a Playboy club.

‘Up All Night’ and ‘Whitney’ Get Full-Season Orders on NBC

NBC has handed out full-season orders for the new comedy series Up All Night and Whitney. The network has also canceled the Monday night drama The Playboy Club due to low ratings. The show will be replaced by the news program Rock Center with Brian Williams, which premieres on October 31. Take a look at the full press release below announcing the full-season pickups for Up All Night and Whitney.

NBC has picked up the new comedies Up All Night and Whitney for the remainder of the 2011-12 season, it was announced today by Robert Greenblatt, Chairman of NBC Entertainment.

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Amber Heard and Eddie Cibrian Talk ‘The Playboy Club’

This week marks the start of many new shows on the NBC lineup, the first of which is The Playboy Club, which debuts on Monday, September 19 at 10 PM ET. So please welcome Eddie, Amber and Chad. And we now open it up for your questions. The series stars Amber Heard as Maureen, a waitress at the Chicago Playboy Club in 1963, and Eddie Cibrian as Nick Dalton, a powerful lawyer with connections all over the Windy City. Both Amber Heard and Eddie Cibrian held a conference call recently. along with executive producer Chad Hodge, to discuss The Playboy Club. Here's what they had to say below.

Amber, on the show and even in the posters we're seeing all around town it just looks like you're having so much fun even though obviously there's a serious plot going on for you. But is that because of Maureen or is that you as Amber just having a blast?

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NBC Fall 2011 TV Posters

NBC has unveiled a new batch of posters for its 2011 freshman series' Free Agents, Grimm, The Playboy Club, Up All Night, The Sing-Off, Whitney, and Prime Suspect. Take a look at all of these new posters below.

You can CLICK HERE for a list of premiere dates and times this fall on NBC.

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NBC Announces 2011 Fall Premiere Dates

On Wednesday, September 14, the new comedies Up All Night (10-10:30 p.m. ET) and Free Agents (10:30-11 p.m. ET) will debut out of their respective time periods following the season finale of America's Got Talent. Both series also will premiere in their regular time periods with their second original episodes on Wednesday, September 21 (8-8:30 p.m. ET and 8:30-9 p.m. ET, respectively).

The debuts also include the network's other highly anticipated new series -- Prime Suspect, Whitney and Grimm -- that will continue through October 21 when NBC rolls out its Friday-night lineup that includes Grimm (9-10 p.m. ET).

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‘The Playboy Club’, ‘Grimm’ and ‘Smash’ Trailers from NBC

Yesterday, NBC announced their full 2011-2012 TV lineup, which included six new drama programs. The network has released trailers, clips, and behind-the-scenes interviews from the fall dramas The Playboy Club, Grimm and Smash. Take a look at all of these new videos below.

The Playboy Club -- From Academy Award-winning executive producer Brian Grazer, The Playboy Club is a provocative new drama about a time and place that challenged the social mores, where a visionary entrepreneur created an empire and an icon changed American culture. It's the early '60s, and the legendary Playboy Club in Chicago is the door to all of your fantasies -- and the key is the most sought-after status symbol of its kind. Inside the seductive world of the bunny, the epitome of beauty and service, the clientele rubs shoulders with the decade's biggest mobsters, politicos and entertainers. Nick Dalton (Eddie Cibrian, CSI: Miami) is one of the city's top attorneys and the ultimate playboy, rubbing elbows with everyone in the city's power structure. With mysterious ties to the mob, Nick comes to the aid of Maureen (Amber Heard, Zombieland), the stunning and innocent new bunny who accidentally kills the leader of the Bianchi crime family. Dating Nick is Carol-Lynne (Laura Benanti, Take the Lead), a bombshell and established star at the club who knows her days as a bunny are numbered and finds herself continually at odds with Billy (David Krumholtz, Numb3rs), the club's general manager. Adding to the charm of the Playboy club is Janie (Jenna Dewan-Tatum, American Virgin), the carefree life of the party who is dating Max (Wes Ramsey, CSI: Miami), an overly protective bartender. Also starring are Naturi Naughton (Fame) and Leah Renee (True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet). In addition to Grazer (A Beautiful Mind, American Gangster), the executive producers on The Playboy Club include Chad Hodge (Tru Calling), Francie Calfo (Scoundrels), Jason Burns (The House Bunny) and Richard Rosenzweig (Kendra). Hodge also wrote the pilot, which was directed by Alan Taylor (Mad Men, The Sopranos). The series is produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Imagine Television.

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NBC Announces 2011-2012 Fall Lineup

NBC has introduced its 2011-12 primetime schedule, showcasing six new dramas and six new comedies from a roster of renowned hit-makers that includes Steven Spielberg, Lorne Michaels, Brian Grazer, Tom Werner, John Grisham and NYPD Blue, among many others.

The season's new dramas are Smash, Prime Suspect, The Playboy Club, Awake, Grimm and The Firm; and the new comedies are Up All Night, Whitney, Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea, Free Agents, Best Friends Forever and Bent.

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First Look at Amber Heard in ‘Playboy’

The actress reveals an image of herself in full Playboy Bunny costume from the Chicago set of the NBC pilot.

‘Playboy’ Finds Lead in Eddie Cibrian

The actor replaces Jeff Hephner in the NBC pilot which centers on a Chicago Playboy Club in 1963.