NBC ordered a pilot called Playboy, which much like Mad Men, is set in the 1960s. Instead of Madison Avenue, though, the show will be set at a Playboy Club in Chicago.
Playboy will be written by Chad Hodge and uses the legendary club as a way to explore blossoming sexuality in America during the Sixties.
This sounds like it could be a really interesting show, but not for network TV. You can’t have a show that explores blossoming sexuality on NBC. I always find period pieces to be fascinating, but a story like this will have to be heavily censored to get past the network censors and succeed on network TV. This show would be better off on cable, either basic or premium. It could actually be a great follow up to AMC’s Mad Men.