The Law & Order franchise is in decline, but NBC still cares enough to pump up the ratings–and our inseams–by bringing in Laura Benanti as a recurring character on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. The NYC setting makes an easy commute for this Broadway babe who’s overdue to bust out big. Sadly, her much-hyped series The Playboy Club was quickly cancelled, but this leggy lady has us regularly working the Great White Way.
I don't know that there's ever been a longer, more anticipated buildup to a primetime TV show about waitresses in the history of the boob tube. No, we're not talking about "2 Broke Girls", we're referencing NBC's series about the beautiful Bunnies that worked at the first ever Playboy Club in Chicago in the early '60s. Back in the spring, Amber Heard's twitpic of her in the iconic Bunny costume made us want the girl who likes girls even more. So, with "The Playboy Club" premiering tonight (Monday, 9/19), we thought we'd profile the leading ladies donning cottontails to serve up drinks, cigars, drama, and sexy time.