Fall TV Preview

Scoop: NBC's Playboy Club Casts Eddie Cibrian's 'Brother'

In addition to ample T&A, NBC’s The Playboy Club will also offer up a bit of “Cain and Abel,” by giving Nick Dalton, the semi-reformed mob mouthpiece played by Eddie Cibrian, an ersatz brother.

Series executive producer Chad Hodge tells TVLine that Troy Garity (Barbershop) has landed the recurring role of John Bianchi, the “connected” son of Bruno Bianchi, a Chicago crime kingpin who meets an unexpected and grisly fate in the series premiere (airing Monday, Sept. 19).

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First appearing in the new drama’s second episode, John attempts to leverage Nick’s sense of “family” loyalty to ascertain the whereabouts of “their” MIA father.

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In addition to his role of Isaac, the lone Caucasian haircutter in the two Barbershop movies, Garity’s credits include the TV-movie Soldier’s Girl (for which he netted a Golden Globe nomination) and guest spots on House and Hawaii Five-0 (where this past February he played an FBI agent).

Comments (8)

  • Wow, a return to early 1960s attitudes. Why do I feel this will disappear very quickly…

    Comment by JHarnes – August 2, 2011 12:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m sure females will like this show considering it promotes female empowerment.

    Comment by Joe – August 2, 2011 12:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Matt, an interesting footnote on Troy Garity–he’s the son of Jane Fonda!

    Comment by JJ – August 2, 2011 01:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Garity is the son of Jane Fonda and Tom Haden.

    Comment by My – August 2, 2011 01:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ug, did you just ruin the twist in the premiere? I’m guessing the twist was that the guy the one bunny murders and that Eddie’s character helps her clean up was actually his very own father. BAH. Just be careful to put an extra spoiler alert on this if I’m right.

    Comment by Danielle H. – August 2, 2011 05:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Boycott this show, rumor is Leann Rimes is trying to get a guest appearance on the show.

    Comment by Leannismakingaguestappearanceonthisshow – August 3, 2011 01:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m rooting for this to get cancelled. I’m not sure if it’s because I don’t think NBC will do the concept justice or if I really think Eddie Cibrian is a sleazeball cheater. Maybe it’s both.

    Comment by katie – August 3, 2011 11:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Dear people, Leann Rimes has a small group of scorned women in life who go blog to blog badmouthing her. They hope to try and “bring her down.” Sadly they were scorned in real life and projected their bitterness to her. They’re to be pitied.

    Comment by Felicia – August 8, 2011 07:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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