In an attempt by male NBC executives to convince their wives that they subscribe to Playboy just for the articles, the network has ordered a pilot called Playboy, an hour-long drama set in Playboy clubs in the ’60s. The story is based in Chicago, revolving around a group of women who work as Playboy bunnies. Chad Hodge (Tru Calling) wrote the script. Playboy will investigate similar themes as AMC’s critical darling Mad Men (which shows how women were treated so wonderfully in the ’60s), and according to Variety, will explore “America’s mores and the coming sexual revolution.”
NBC isn’t the first network to ride Mad Men’s coattails. Starz just ordered Magic City, a 10-episode season taking place in the ’60s in Miami while ABC has Pan Am, an examination of airlines in the ’60s, in the works. Apparently, America just loves looking at how sexist it used to be.