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[03/20/14 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 20
Updates include: HBO in talks for a revival of Lisa Kudrow-led "The Comeback"; Tracey Ullman cast in "Good Session" at CBS; and Eric André among those bound for FX's "Man Seeking Woman."

[09/18/12 - 11:04 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 18
Updates include: Amanda Lund joins CBS's "Friend Me"; David Shore lands pilot order from ABC; and Guillermo del Toro to direct potential drama at HBO.

[09/14/12 - 11:15 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 14
Updates include: Freddie Highmore to play Norman Bates on A&E's "Bates Motel"; Jim Gaffigan to topline potential CBS comedy; and Jenna Dewan joins Lifetime's "Witches of East End."

[08/29/12 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 29
Updates include: Julia Stiles, David Walton to star in ABC's "The Makeover"; Barbara Hall returns to CBS with new drama; and Miranda Lambert's ABC Family drama moves to NBC.

[03/14/12 - 11:49 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 14
Updates include: Jenna Elfman to play First Lady in NBC's "1600 Penn"; Scott Wolf reports to The CW's "Dakota"; and Hamish Linkalter bound for FOX's "The Asset."

[03/01/12 - 11:32 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 1
Updates include: Matthew Perry to star in NBC's "Go On"; Amber Stevens to lead The CW's "Dakota"; and David Krumholtz joins Michael Urie in CBS's "Partners."

[12/19/11 - 11:23 PM]
Development Update: Monday, December 19
Updates include: Dick Clark Productions to revive "Bloopers" in syndication; Naturi Naughton joins Lifetime's "The Client List"; and G4 orders pilot for "EpicMealTime."

[11/21/11 - 06:12 PM]
"Grimm" Scares Up Full Season, Thursday Showcase on NBC
Also on tap are encores on Saturday, December 17 at 8:00/7:00c and Saturday, December 31 at 8:00/7:00c and 9:00/8:00c.

[10/11/11 - 11:00 AM]
"NBC Sunday Night Football" Is the #1 Primetime Program of the Week in Adults 18-49, Total Viewers and Other Key Measures
NBC spins the numbers for the week of September 26-October 2.

[10/11/11 - 10:14 AM]
ABC Finishes as the 2nd-Most-Watched TV Net for the 3rd Week Running
ABC spins the numbers for the week of September 26-October 2.

[10/06/11 - 09:54 AM]
NBC Cancels Newcomer "Free Agents"
The news marks the Peacock's second show to get the ax this week.

[10/04/11 - 11:37 AM]
FOX Ratings Up +15% This Fall - Network Posts Year-Over-Year Gains While All Competitors See Declines
FOX spins the numbers for the week of September 26-October 2.

[10/04/11 - 11:10 AM]
"Prime Suspect" Repeats to Replace Canceled "Playboy Club" in Interim
The three-week stunt will fill the Monday, 10:00/9:00c hour until "Rock Center with Brian Williams" premieres on October 31.

[10/04/11 - 11:04 AM]
"NBC Sunday Night Football" Is the #1 Primetime Program of the Week in Adults 18-49 and Other Key Demos
NBC spins the numbers for the week of September 26-October 2.

[10/04/11 - 10:05 AM]
ABC Stands as the 2nd-Most-Watched Net, Airing 4 of the Week's Top 20 Shows
ABC spins the numbers for the week of September 26-October 2.

[10/04/11 - 09:44 AM]
"Rock Center with Brian Williams" to Debut Monday, October 31 at 10PM ET
The primetime newsmagazine will replace fellow newcomer "The Playboy Club" on the night.

[10/04/11 - 08:41 AM]
ABC Finishes as Monday's Most-Watched Net with "Dancing" and "Castle"
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, October 3.

[09/30/11 - 08:52 AM]
"New Girl," "The X Factor" Top Week 1 vs. Week 2 Chart
A look at the Week 1 vs. Week 2 comparisons for all of the new broadcast series that have aired Week 2 episodes to date.

[09/27/11 - 10:49 AM]
NBC Sports' Steelers-Colts Game Is the Highest-Rated Premiere-Week "Sunday Night Football" Telecast Ever
NBC spins the numbers for the week of September 19-25.

[09/27/11 - 10:44 AM]
ABC Grows Year to Year During Premiere Week Among Viewers
ABC spins the numbers for the week of September 19-25.

[09/27/11 - 08:57 AM]
ABC Wins Monday in Viewers for the 2nd Week Running/"Castle" Continues to Grow
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, September 26.

[09/22/11 - 10:35 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 22
Updates include: Michael Imperioli, Adrian Pasdar join HBO's "40"; Melissa George is Cinemax's "Nemesis"; and David Kohan and Max Mutchnick land two pilots.

[09/20/11 - 08:50 AM]
ABC is the Most-Watched Net on Season-Opening Monday/"Castle" Marks its Best-Ever Premiere
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, September 19.

[09/19/11 - 12:06 AM]
The Futon's Ratings Survival Guide: "The Playboy Club" (NBC)
Find out the numbers the newcomer will likely need to get a second season.

[09/15/11 - 10:55 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 15
Updates include: "Lying Game" in, "Chloe King" out at ABC Family; FOX gives "Bones" four extra episodes; and Mark Gordon to bring a small screen take on "Source Code" to CBS.

[09/12/11 - 01:21 PM]
NBCUniversal Announces a Dynamic New Leadership Team to Head Its Newly Named Production Company -- Universal Television
Tracey Pakosta and Russell Rothberg will spearhead the studio's comedy and drama departments, respectively.

[08/19/11 - 10:48 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 19
Updates include: Carla Gugino to star in TNT's "Hide"; Matthew Miller, Glenn Gordon Caron book new dramas; and Tyler Labine is back in business with FOX.

[08/15/11 - 10:46 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 15
Updates include: TLC cancels "Kate Plus 8"; Peter Tolan to pen NBC's Sean Hayes-led comedy; and ABC lands a pair of potential dramas.

[08/10/11 - 11:02 AM]
NBC and Bloomingdale's Team Up to Showcase New Series and Fall Fashions in Unprecedented Partnership
The partnership includes a special sweepstakes for a walk-on role in the new show "The Playboy Club."

[08/02/11 - 10:21 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 2
Updates include: John Stamos to star in "Dead Lawyers" revival; Charlyne Yi joins FOX's "House"; and John Corbett to return to NBC's "Parenthood."

[08/01/11 - 11:02 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 1
Updates include: NBC details changes on "The Playboy Club," "Up All Night"; Justin Bruening to visit The CW's "Ringer"; and Rob Riggle to star in a potential HBO comedy.

[08/01/11 - 10:49 AM]
Greenblatt: "We Want to Restore NBC to Its Leadership Position in Quality"
Plus: the NBC topper on new projects from Dick Wolf, Sean Hayes and Adam Levine; the controversy surrounding "The Playboy Club"; and his expectations for "The Office" going forward.

[07/18/11 - 01:06 PM]
NBC Heads to This Year's Comic-Con to Showcase New and Returning Shows
"Awake," "Chuck," "Community" and "Grimm" are among the featured panels.

[07/13/11 - 12:35 PM]
Jennifer Salke Named President of NBC Entertainment
Salke was behind the Peacock's "The Playboy Club" and "Awake" at 20th Century Fox Television.

[07/06/11 - 11:04 AM]
NBC Announces Series Premiere Dates for Fall 2011 Schedule
Newcomers "Up All Night" and "Free Agents" will get a special launch after the "America's Got Talent" finale on September 14.

[06/30/11 - 06:58 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "The Playboy Club" (NBC)

[06/28/11 - 10:22 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, June 28
Updates include: Martin Short to visit "How I Met Your Mother"; "Lost's" Jack Bender joins FOX's "Alcatraz"; and Dev Patel joins Aaron Sorkin's HBO pilot.

[06/13/11 - 10:51 PM]
Development Update: Monday, June 13
Updates include: Lifetime pulls "Love Handles"; Cheech Marin joins Rob Schneider's revamped comedy pilot at CBS; and Matt Pyken to help run TBS's "The Wedding Band."

[05/16/11 - 10:05 AM]
Video: NBC Fall Preview 2011/12 - Upfront Trailers
Watch the full-length new series trailers from today's upfront presentation.

[05/15/11 - 12:09 PM]
Video: NBC Fall Preview 2011/12 - "The Playboy Club"
Watch four clips from the pilot plus interviews with Amber Heard, Eddie Cibrian and Hugh Hefner.

[05/15/11 - 10:46 AM]
NBC Unveils Fall Primetime Schedule for 2011-12 Season
Among the Peacock's changes: "Chuck" to Fridays and "Harry's Law" to Wednesdays plus a fall edition of "The Sing-Off" on Monday nights.

[05/12/11 - 06:39 PM]
Trio Added to NBC's 2011-12 Season Roster; "Parenthood," "Harry's Law" Renewed
NBC taps "The Playboy Club," "Grimm" and "Awake" (formerly "R.E.M.") for next season, passes on "17th Precinct," "A. Mann's World" and "Wonder Woman."

[03/28/11 - 11:15 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 28
Updates include: Jeff Hephner joins Starz's "Boss"; Rhea Seehorn to co-star in NBC's Whitney Cummings pilot; and Rochelle Aytes lands role on ABC's "Work It."

[03/11/11 - 11:26 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 11
Updates include: Jon Dore, Paget Brewster on board NBC's "Experiment"; Scott Foley is "The Doctor's" son at CBS; and Tom Sizemore plans "Exit Strategy" at FOX.

[03/10/11 - 11:30 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 10
Updates include: Kristoffer Polaha, Zach Gilford land pilots; Debbie Allen reports to ABC's "Grace"; and Titus Welliver to hunt zombies in The CW's "Awakening."

[03/03/11 - 10:50 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 3
Updates include: James Callis, Matt Long report to NBC's "17th Precinct"; Ben Aldridge is "Heavenly" for The CW; and Ginnifer Goodwin is Snow White in ABC's "Once Upon a Time."

[02/28/11 - 10:40 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 28
Updates include: Jaime Pressly joins FOX's "I Hate My Teenage Daughter"; Danny Pino reports to NBC's "S.I.L.A."; and Poppy Montgomery is "The Rememberer" for CBS.

[02/25/11 - 10:49 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 25
Updates include: Don Johnson to topline "Mann's World" at NBC; David Krumholtz cast in "Playboy," also at NBC; and Kerry Bishe heads for "Iceland" at FOX.

[02/18/11 - 10:26 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 18
Updates include: Tim Allen locks into ABC's "Last Days of Man"; Rob Corddry has "Little in Common" with FOX; and "Lone Star's" Jimmy Wolk reports to "Georgetown" at ABC.

[02/16/11 - 10:46 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 16
Updates include: Adrianne Palicki is NBC's "Wonder Woman"; Maria Bello locks into "Prime Suspect," also at NBC; and Mike O'Malley, Michael Emerson land pilots.

[02/04/11 - 11:07 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 4
Updates include: CBS, NBC continue to greenlight pilots; Krysten Ritter is ABC's "Bitch in Apt. 23"; and directors are set on a half-dozen pilots.

[02/02/11 - 10:41 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 2
Updates include: CBS books two more pilots; Amber Heard in talks for NBC's "Playboy"; and MTV to roll out "Teen Wolf" on Sunday, June 5.

[01/28/11 - 11:11 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 28
Updates include: Greg Grunberg is "Big Mike" for A&E; Geoff Stults to topline FOX's "Bones" spin-off; and a half-dozen more pilots get greenlit.

[01/05/11 - 06:25 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 5
Updates include: NBC greenlights "Playboy"; ABC to import Canada's "Combat Hospital"; and Alexa Havins joins Starz's "Torchwood."

[12/10/10 - 08:33 PM]
Development Update: Friday, December 10
Updates include: Sam Neill, Parminder Nagra report to FOX's "Alcatraz"; Eric Mabius joins TNT's "Bird Dog"; and Michael Patrick King, Whitney Cummings team for CBS comedy.







PLAYBOY CLUB, THE (NBC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/19/11 - 10/3/11
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2011-2012 season)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
SEASON(S):
1 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
confirmed as canceled on 10/4/11
DESCRIPTION:
(from NBC's press release, May 2011) 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 Dick 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.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Amber Heard as Maureen
· David Krumholtz as Billy Rosen
· Eddie Cibrian as Nick Dalton
· Jenna Dewan-Tatum as Janie
· Laura Benanti as Carol-Lynne
· Leah Renee as Alice
· Naturi Naughton as Brenda
· Wes Ramsey as Max
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Jeff Hephner as Nick Dalton (Originally Cast)
· John Hoogenakker as Leo Bianchi
· Sean Maher as Sean
CREW INFORMATION:
· Alan Taylor as DIR (Pilot)
· Brian Grazer as EP
· Chad Hodge as CRTR/EP
· Dick Rosenzweig as EP
· Francie Calfo as EP
· Jason Burns as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· 20th Century Fox Television
· Imagine Television