Amber Heard Couldn't Be Public Defender For 'Playboy Club,' Moving On From 'Pretty' Roles

Amber Heard had a hard time being the face for failed series The Playboy Club. Read More...

Playboy Club's Naturi Naughton Gets Hands-On With The Client List

Former Playboy Club co-star Naturi Naughton will continue serving men, albeit in a slightly more hands-on capacity, over on Lifetime. Naughton has been cast as a series regular for the cable channel's upcoming series The Client List , based on its 2010 original movie starring Jennifer Love Hewitt , Deadline reports.

The Playboy Club: What Went Wrong

It took years for The Playboy Club to hop into primetime. It took NBC three weeks to kill it. Quick cancellations are nothing new in TV, but the rapid demise of The Playboy Club might serve as a cautionary tale for programmers as they depend more on familiar franchises and icons to attract distracted viewers. With so much competition for the attention of viewers, network execs are looking for anything that might give them an edge in marketing and awareness — which is why so many remakes with familiar titles are hitting the air. The Playboy Club wasn't a reboot of an old show, but rather an original series looking to leverage a popular global brand. NBC liked that the name "Playboy" would at least cut through the clutter of fall TV's slew of new series launches. "Many programmers would look at it and say, 'Here's a huge brand that should be able to...

Eddie Cibrian Injured on 'The Playboy Club' Set

The old saying is "add insult to injury," but it was the reverse for 'Playboy Club' star Eddie Cibrian, who was injured on the set of his now-canceled series. The actor was injured on Tuesday night, the same day NBC canceled the fledgling show. According to the Chicago Sun-Times , Cibrian injured his right heel. The actor was running down an alley on the show's set and caught his heel under a 200-pound steel door. Cibrian was treated for a deep gash on his foot at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Hugh Hefner Speaks Out About 'Playboy Club' Cancellation

Hugh Hefner  is lamenting NBC's decision to  cancel  its freshman drama The Playboy Club. On Tuesday, the network said  Brian Williams'  newsmagazine show  Rock Center  will take the show's place beginning Oct. 31, with  Prime Suspect repeats airing at 10 p.m. Mondays in the meantime. "I'm sorry NBC's  The Playboy Club didn't find its audience," he  tweeted  to his nearly 870,000 followers. "It should have been on cable, aimed at a more adult audience." Read More...

Janie Reveals Her Dark Secret Past to Maureen on 'The Playboy Club' (VIDEO)

Secrets abound at 'The Playboy Club' (Mon., 10PM ET on NBC), but none more dangerous or looming than the murder of the city's mob boss in the pilot. So when an undercover reporter is caught masquerading as a Bunny at the Club, Nick and Maureen are obviously concerned. When she prints the first part of a two-part story in the paper revealing that there's a murderer at the Playboy Club, they're positively terrified. Nick goes down as the club's legal representation to get a handle on it before the reveal, while Maureen stumbles upon a reveal of her own.


In a move that really won’t surprise too many people, the first official cancellation of the 2011-2012 Fall TV season is NBC’s  THE PLAYBOY CLUB . According to  TV Line , the network announced the cancellation of the new series, after airing only three, low-rated episodes. The network plans to air repeats of the new police drama  Prime Suspect  in the 10 PM timeslot on Monday nights until the  Rock Center with Brian Williams  debuts on October 31. Read More...

Eddie Cibrian Defends 'The Playboy Club,' Says 'We Get Naked ... All the Time' (VIDEO)

'The Playboy Club' has been attracting a lot of negative attention lately, as complaints from the PTC and low ratings have put the glitzy '60s drama on cancellation watch . Eddie Cibrian went on 'Rachael Ray' (weekdays, syndicated on ABC) to defend the show against charges of misogyny, but couldn't bring himself to take issue with claims that it's too sexy. "Our show has nothing to do with the Playboy Empire at all ... it has to do with Chicago in the 1960s and the Playboy Club where all the top entertainers, mobsters and politicos would come and rub shoulders ... good storytelling is what we're doing," Cibrian insisted.

THE PLAYBOY CLUB “A Matter of Simple Duplicity” Episode 3

THE PLAYBOY CLUB  Episode 3 airs Monday October 3 (10-11 p.m. ET) on NBC. Episode Synopsis:  Carol-Lynne (Laura Benanti) and Billy (David Krumholtz) decide to hire Doris (guest star Carrie Coon), a new bunny at the club, only to learn she has her own hidden agenda. Tension grows between Nick (Eddie Cibrian) and Carol-Lynne as he get into the political race and his potential campaign manager Sean (guest star Sean Maher, “ Make It or Break It ”) sets him up with Frances Dunhill (guest star Cassidy Freeman, “ Smallville ”), a wealthy socialite to further his cause. Meanwhile, Maureen (Amber Heard) gets close to John Bianchi (guest star Troy Garity, “Barbershop”) in order to keep herself safe, but learns nothing is ever easy when dealing with the mob. Also starring Jenna Dewan Tatum, Leah Renee, Naturi Naughton, Wes Ramsey and Jenifer Lewis. Read More...

'The Playboy Club' Loses Advertisers, PTC Calls for Immediate Cancellation

Will it soon be time to bid farewell to 'The Playboy Club?' Yes, if the members of The Parents Television Council (PTC) have their way. The PTC has been campaigning against NBC's new drama series for months, urging advertisers and NBC affiliates to drop it. Now the PTC claims that seven advertisers have already withdrawn from 'The Playboy Club' and is calling for the series -- which the pressure group says "objectifies and degrades women" -- to be cancelled immediately. Asking members to put pressure on the remaining sponsors of the show (Capital One, Samsung and Chrysler), PTC President Tim Winters said the group wants to know "if their corporate values are in step with those of the Playboy brand."