First Look: NBC’s “The Playboy Club”
Egads! NBC is giving us our first look at The Playboy Club — a sexy Mad Men-esque throwback series headed to The Peacock this fall.
Will you watch?
The Playboy Club is based on a popular chain of nightclub that sprung up across the US in the 1960s, drawing inspiration from Hugh Hefner’s legendary men’s mag Playboy. The new Mr. LeAnn Rimes (aka actor Eddie Cibrian) — whose last role came as a Florida cop on CBS CSI: Miami — will star as a Chicago attorney who is also a member of the city’s legendary Playboy Club.
In an unheard of move for a network series, a stipulation in the contracts presented to series stars — which includes Amber Heard, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, and Leah Renee — states that though performers cannot be forced to shoot nude scenes there signature gives producers the OK to push that envelope. The clause is intended for the show’s release on DVD and in domestic and foreign cable syndication, Variety reported last month.