It started as a taboo-challenging nightspot set to push boundaries and hemlines. Now, it's major network TV.
NBC announced that its new 1960's set drama "The Playboy Club" has been picked up to series for next season, grabbing the 10-11 pm Monday night timeslot. Set in the Playboy Club lounge in Chicago, the show follows Nick Dalton (played by Eddie Cibrian), a handsome mob-tied lawyer and man of the town, and Playboy Club waitress Maureen (played by Amber Heard).
The show is part of the network's attempt to shake up its inertia and last place standing.
To accompany the announcement, NBC has released four clips, which show both the glitz and grit of the subject matter and stars.