- Cast:Randy Steinmeyer,Eddie Cibrian,David Krumholtz
|Series cast summary:|
|Eddie Cibrian||-||Nick Dalton 7 episodes, 2011|
|Laura Benanti||-||Carol-Lynne Cunningham 7 episodes, 2011|
|Amber Heard||-||Maureen 7 episodes, 2011|
|Jenna Dewan||-||Janie 7 episodes, 2011|
|Naturi Naughton||-||Brenda 7 episodes, 2011|
|Leah Renee||-||Alice 7 episodes, 2011|
|Wes Ramsey||-||Max 7 episodes, 2011|
|Jenifer Lewis||-||Pearl 7 episodes, 2011|
|David Krumholtz||-||Billy Rosen 7 episodes, 2011|
|Sean Maher||-||Sean Beasley 7 episodes, 2011|
|Katherine Cunningham||-||Door Bunny Kate 5 episodes, 2011|
|Derin Adesida||-||Hefette #2 / - 5 episodes, 2011|
|Heather Gunn||-||Bunny 5 episodes, 2011|
|Ashley Lobo||-||Bunny 5 episodes, 2011|
|Deneen Melody||-||Dancing Bunny / - 5 episodes, 2011|
|Troy Garity||-||John Bianchi 4 episodes, 2011|
|John Hoogenakker||-||Leo Bianchi 4 episodes, 2011|
|Cassidy Freeman||-||Frances Dunhill 4 episodes, 2011|
|Erin Sutkay||-||Dancing Bunny 4 episodes, 2011|
|Kaitlan Welton||-||Bunny 4 episodes, 2011|
|Alex Keener||-||Club Member 4 episodes|
|Jessica Joy||-||Mildred 3 episodes, 2011|
|Christian Stolte||-||Gus Bianchi 2 episodes, 2011|
|Michael Vieau||-||City Worker / - 2 episodes, 2011|
|Phil Ridarelli||-||Paul 2 episodes, 2011|
|Logan Vaughn||-||Hefette #2 / - 2 episodes, 2011|
|Whitney White||-||Hefette #3 / - 2 episodes, 2011|
|Joel Gretsch||-||Jimmy Wallace 2 episodes, 2011|
|Greg Matthew Anderson||-||Grant 2 episodes, 2011|
|Chris D. Thomas||-||Key Holder 2 episodes, 2011|
|Tommy Beardmore||-||Roger Anderson 2 episodes|
|Elizabeth Elam||-||Herself 2 episodes|
|David A MacDonald||-||Detective Kaufman 2 episodes|
|Daniella McBride||-||Keyholder 2 episodes|
|Riley Smith||-||Wade 2 episodes|
Most of the main cast members signed a nudity clause that allowed the production to shoot nude footage of them that would be utilized in international broadcasts and DVD releases of the episodes.
When production wrapped on October 10, 2011, show creator Chad Hodge and star Laura Benanti both confirmed that they had finished seven episodes, including the pilot. Benanti further stated that the seventh episode has two endings, one of which is more final to the series.
Hugh Hefner performed a voice-over narration during the pilot episode, but no such narration was recorded for the other episodes. A young version of Hefner was featured as a character in the show, but was only ever seen from behind. Show creator Chad Hodge said this was the result of a conscious decision to feature Hefner in the series but not give him a regular role, which the real-life Hefner approved of because, according to Hodge, "He didn't want to make it his story."
The costumes in The Playboy Club were designed by Isis Mussenden. She was not able to find any original Playboy Bunny uniforms, so she created her designs based on photos and consultations with Hugh Hefner. Each of the five female leads received two suits, each of which cost $3,000 and took about 10 hours to make. Each suit included a built-in bra, French cuffs with Playboy cuff links, satin ears and 3-inch heels. After the costumes were designed, Hefner had claimed they were not cut high enough on the leg, but Mussenden assured him the height was correct based on photos of Hefner with real-life bunnies.
The Pearl character (portrayed by Jenifer Lewis) was based on a real-life Playboy Club seamstress named Betty.
Shortly after this show premiered, Sean Maher, the actor playing Alice's closeted husband, also revealed to Entertainment Weekly Magazine that he was a gay man in his real life and during his 14-year career.
Only aired 3 episodes before it was canceled.
Jeff Hephner was originally cast as Nick Dalton, but after his first table read he was replaced by Eddie Cibrian.
A screenplay for an episode of the show titled 'The Girls of Hollywood' was registered to the U.S. Copyright Catalog after the show got cancelled, but the episode was never put into production.