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About THE PLAYBOY CLUB & Episode Guide

About THE PLAYBOY CLUB & Episode Guide

The Playboy Club Aired From September 19, 2011 - October 03, 2011 On NBC

About the Show:
From Academy Award-winning Executive Producer Brian Grazer, The Playboy Club is a provocative new NBC drama about a time and place that challenged the existing social mores and transformed American culture forever. It's the early 1960s, and at the center of Chicago lies the legendary and seductive Playboy Club, a living, breathing fantasy world filled with $1.50 cocktails, music, glitter and of course, beautiful Bunnies. The key to the club, which offers the ultimate in beauty, is the most sought-after status symbol of its time. But all that glitters isn't gold, and in the back rooms and alleys behind the club, life happens - both good and bad.

Nick Dalton (Eddie Cibrian, CSI: Miami, Third Watch) is the ultimate playboy and one of the city's top attorneys, rubbing elbows with everyone in the Windy City's power structure. With mysterious and complicated ties to the mob, he comes to the aid of Maureen (Amber Heard, Zombieland, Pineapple Express), the stunning and innocent new Bunny at the club, who accidentally kills the patriarch of the Bianchi crime family. Dating Nick is Carol-Lynne (Laura Benanti, Take the Lead, Eli Stone), a bombshell of a beauty and an established star at the Playboy Club who's ready to be more than a Bunny. As she seeks an opportunity to elevate her stature even higher at the club, she can't help but notice that something is developing between Nick and Maureen. Adding to the charm of the club is Janie (Jenna Dewan Tatum, American Virgin, Step Up), the foxy and carefree life of the party who is dating Max (Wes Ramsey, CSI: Miami, Dracula's Guest), a sweet and romantic bartender. Brenda (Naturi Naughton, Lottery Ticket, Fame), a stunning beauty with a dry wit, has big aspirations. Bunny Alice (Leah Renee, True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet) manages to take care of everyone but herself, and while married, is hiding a huge secret from everyone. Pearl (Jenifer Lewis, Strong Medicine, What's Love Got To Do With It) is the club's seamstress who's been there since day one and knows more about what it takes to survive than anyone. Running the club and answering only to the top is general manager Billy Morton (David Krumholtz, Numb3rs, Superbad), who also shares a close friendship with Nick. With all of these larger-than-life ambitions, there are even greater secrets. It's a good thing Hef's Playboy Mansion is open after hours for a little R&R - and burying your past.

In addition to Grazer, executive producers include Chad Hodge (Runaway, Tru Calling), Francie Calfo (Scoundrels), Jason Burns (The House Bunny, The Girls Next Door), Dick Rosenzweig (The House Bunny, The Girls Next Door) and Ian Biederman (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit). Hodge also wrote the pilot, which was directed by Alan Taylor (Mad Men, The Sopranos). The series is produced by 20th Century Fox Television, Imagine Television and Alta Loma Entertainment.


Actor’s name

Character’s name

Eddie CibrianNick Dalton
Amber HeardMaureen
Laura BenantiCarol-Lynne
Naturi NaughtonBrenda
Leah ReneeAlice Beasley
Jenna DewanJanie
David KrumholtzBilly Rosen
Wes RamseyMax
Jenifer LewisPearl


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Season 1

Episode 1: Pilot
When new bunny Maureen begins working at the club, she quickly gets caught up in a dangerous situation with life altering consequences. Coming to her aid is Nick Dalton, one of Chicago's top attorneys and a regular at the club -- despite the tension this situation creates with his girlfriend Carol-Lynne. Meanwhile, the other bunnies, Janie, Alice and Brenda each deal with their own personal issues and secrets while the club's General Manager Billy Rosen tries his best to keep the club running without interference from the mob.

Episode 2: The Scarlet Bunny
The bunnies are excited to learn there will be a contest to be a Playboy magazine covergirl, but for some it means revealing their past. As new Bunny Mother Carol-Lynne begins training the women, especially new Bunny Maureen to be the perfect bunny, she discovers a dark secret Maureen has been hiding. Meanwhile, Nick gets Mayor Daley's support to run for District Attorney with a little help from an unlikely source.

Episode 3: A Matter of Simple Duplicity
Carol-Lynne and Billy decide to hire Doris, a new bunny at the club, only to learn she has her own hidden agenda. Tension grows between Nick and Carol-Lynne as he get into the political race and his potential campaign manager Sean sets him up with Frances Dunhill, a wealthy socialite to further his cause. Meanwhile, Maureen gets close to John Bianchi in order to keep herself safe, but learns nothing is ever easy when dealing with the mob.