NEW YORK — NBC announced on Monday that "The Playboy Club" will get the 10-11 p.m. Monday night timeslot in September, going head to head with CBS' top-rated drama "Hawaii Five-O," whose renewal hasn't yet been inked for the 2011-2012 TV season.
"The Playboy Club," a drama set in the famous Playboy nightclub chain during the 1960s, follows Nick Dalton (played by Eddie Cibrian), a mob-tied lawyer and man of the town, and Playboy Club waitress Maureen (played by Amber Heard).
The series is executive produced by Academy Award-winner Brian Grazer.
"The Playboy Club" could help breathe new popularity in the real-life Playboy Enterprises as it has big plans to revive the Playboy Club franchise worldwide.
The Chicago-based adult entertainment giant recently went private, with founder Hugh Hefner leading the deal.