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 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.
NBC has found its Hef — or "Heph," rather.
Jeff Hephner has scored the lead role in NBC's drama pilot Playboy, Deadline.com reports.
NBC developing drama set in Playboy clubs
The project takes place in 1963 and follows Nick Dalton (Hephner), a Chicago attorney who is a key-holder at the Playboy club and has ties to the mob.
Ghost Whisperer is back with an all-new original episode.
When the ghost of a private investigator haunts Melinda (Jennifer Love Hewitt), she can't cross him over until she closes a very personal and haunting case. This is a great whodunit!
"Dead Eye" was written by executive producers P.K. Simonds and Laurie McCarthy. It was directed by John Behring.
This episode guest stars John Asher as Charlie (NCIS, CSI), Matt Lowe as Todd (Endwar, Double Trouble), Bruce Davison as Josh Bedford (X-men), Erin Chambers as Sherry (Cold Case, Medium), Jeff Hephner as Alex (Easy Money, Private Practice), and Allison Andreas as Brittany (Belittled, 8 Simple Rules).
Musically, the episode features "Cabin" by Mark Feldman, "In Case I Go Again" by Mikey Wax, "Lifetime" by Katharine McPhee (Verve Music Group), "Morning" by Michael Kisur, "Against the Girl" by In For the Kill, "Not A Lullaby" By The Weepies (Nettwerk), and "Ready to Love Again" by Lady Antebellum (Capital Records Nashville).
After talkin smack about last weeks episode Im happy to say I enjoyed this one more I wouldnt place it in the fabulous file but it sure was better than a week ago I specifically liked the macabre feel especially in my favorite scene the way Colleen Sharon Gless killed CAA talent agent Bob Levitz Todd Cahoon Ill get to that later I want to start with how differently I felt about the Colleen character this week compared to last Now that we realize she really isnt the power agent she was claiming to be that shes an unknown low-life crazy stalker pretending to be a Hollywood power player suddenly I like her Last week it bothered me when she asked Sean to touch her boobs I felt no strong female agent would be caught dead doing that Color me na239ve I totally fell for her act I shouldve picked up the clue phone when Sean dropped Colleen off in front of her fancy house drove away and then Colleen turned around and kept walking Na239ve moi thought she