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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