Eddie Cibrian

Eddie Cibrian will replace newcomer Jeff Hephner in NBC's upcoming pilot Playboy, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

Playboy follows Nick Dalton (Cibrian), a Chicago attorney in 1963 who is a key-holder at the Playboy club and has ties to organized crime. Amber Heard, Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Naturi Naughton have been cast as Playboy bunnies. David Krumholtz co-stars as the club's general manager.

Jeff Hephner lands lead role in NBC's Playboy

The decision to recast, which was first reported by Deadline.com, came after the first table read.

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