NBC Orders Playboy Club, Renews Parenthood

playboy amber heardFans of Parenthood rejoice. The Peacock has renewed the drama for a third season. Parenthood was one of the bubble shows that has a passionate, if only small, following.

In other development news, NBC has ordered The Playboy Club pilot to series. The drama is set in 1963 and centers on the opening of the first Playboy Club in Chicago. There was some controversy surrounding the pilot when cast members Amber Heard, David Krumholtz and Eddie Cibrian were asked to agree to a nudity clause. Because this is a network show, don’t expect any nudity. If there will be any, it will show up in international versions of the program or on the DVD release.

NBC has also picked up Grimm, a dark but fantastical cop drama about a world in which characters inspired by Grimm’s Fairy Tales exist. It stars David Giuntoli, Bitsie Tulloch and Kate Burton.

Awake, which is described as Inception for TV, was picked up and follows the simultaneous and parallel lives of a detective who can not let go of any aspect of his fractured family after a horrible car accident.

Lastly, NBC has ordered Prime Suspect, the series adaption of the acclaimed British miniseries and Steven Spielberg’s musical drama Smash. For comedies, it is going with a Christina Applegate starrer about a working mother entitled Up All Night, along with another comedy from stand-up comic Whitney Cummings about a young couple in a committed relationship called Whitney.

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