The Playboy Club - General Information
Premiere: September 19, 2011
Ended: October 03, 2011
Genre: Crime | Drama | History
Network: NBC ( USA)
Airs: Mondays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Season 1 -- 7 episdoes -- Sep 3, 2011 to Oct 3, 2011 -- Canceled Before Completion
1x01 -- Sep 19, 2011 -- Pilot
1x02 -- Sep 26, 2011 -- The Scarlet Bunny
1x03 -- Oct 03, 2011 -- A Matter of Simple Duplicity
*** CANCELED ***
1x04 -- Unaired -- The Dream House and How to Avoid It
1x05 -- Unaired -- Trouble in Makeoutsville
1x06 -- Unaired -- A Tryst of Fate
1x07 -- Unaired -- Unknown/TBA
The Playboy Club was canceled on October 4, 2011, after three episodes aired, due to the low ratings it was obtaining. NBC continued to film the series until October 10, 2011, hoping to sell the series to another network. Both Playboy magnate Hugh Hefner and show creator Chad Hodge have expressed hope that the series will be picked up by Bravo.
When production wrapped on October 10, 2011, Hodge and Laura Benanti both confirmed that they had finished seven episodes, including the pilot. Benanti further stated that the seventh episode has two endings, one of which is more final to the series.
About the show
"The Playboy Club" is about a time when it was all about social mores and where a entrepreneur saw the potential into something and created an empire that has spanned the world and continues to grow. The show focuses in the 1960's at the legendary Playboy Club in Chicago. This was the most sought-after status symbol anyone could get and the epitome of beauty and service. Nick Dalton (Eddie Cibrian), a top attorney tries his luck at the Playboy Club and with mysterious ties to the mob, Nick puts himself out there and helps Maureen (Amber Heard), a new bunny to the club who kills the leader of the Bianchi crime family accidentally.
Created by Chad Hodge (Tru Calling), "The Playboy Club" looks into the world of Playboy and puts a twist in it with a little mystery and murder and the biggest cover-up that Nick has to do with Maureen.