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Exclusive: Smallville's Cassidy Freeman to Recur on The Playboy Club

We know how Cassidy Freeman will be passing the days waiting to learn the fate of her and Katee Sackhoff’s A&E pilot, Longmire — by spending some time at NBC’s The Playboy Club.

TVLine has learned exclusively that the Smallville alumna has booked the recurring role of … READ MORE

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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 … READ MORE

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Fall TV First Impression: The Bare Facts About The Playboy Club

The broadcast networks have more than 30 shows debuting this fall, including Charlie’s reborn Angels, homecomings for Sarah Michelle Gellar and Rachel Bilson, two series set in the ’60s, and one case of bolder time travel — to the days of dinosaurs. To help you prep for fall, TVLine is offering First Impressions based on the not-for-review pilots. First up… READ MORE

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TVLine Items: Baddies Fill New Bachelor Pad, Dempsey Talks Grey's Fate, and More TV News

ABC’s Bachelor Pad returns with its second season on August 8, and in addition to the buzzy and previoulsy reported reunion of hostile ex-lovahs Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi, a few fan-hated Bachelor and Bachelorette villains are getting in on the money-grubbing action. READ MORE

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Fall TV Preview: Your Guide to What's New!

The networks have unveiled their lineups for the 2011-12 TV season, and this is your “snapshot” guide to all of the shiny and new dramas, comedies and (not too many) reality series that will be coming your way. (For the short-term memory-deficient, cancellations can be found here.) CHECK OUT FALL’S NEW SHOWS!

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Breaking: NBC Renews Parenthood, Orders Playboy Club, Grimm and Inception-Like Drama

Thus far, all the news coming out of NBC’s early upfronts activity is good. On the heels of reports that Chuck will be back for a fifth season, a source tells TVLine that Parenthood and Harry’s Law also have been renewed for the fall.

NBC — which on Wednesday ordered to series Prime Suspect, Smash and the comedies Up All Night and Whitney — also has greenlit another three new shows … READ MORE

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Playboy Pilot's Nudity Clause Stirs Controversy

NBC’s The Playboy Club is already perking up the rabbit ears of one watchdog group, long before the pilot might ever see the light of day.

The contract for actors on the series — which is set in 1963 at the Playboy Club in Chicago — includes a clause stipulating that “nudity as defined above and/or simulated sex acts” may be required … READ MORE