Bunnies, Broadway & Babies: A Guide to NBC’s 2011 Fall Lineup (VIDEO)

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It’s that time of year again – networks are rolling out their new fall line-ups and everyone is trying to figure out which of the new shows will become a hit.

NBC rolled out their new fall line-up last week and they officially presented their new stars and shows to the press at their 2011 Fall Upfront Presentation in New York City on Monday, May 16. Confused about all of these new shows? Check out Celebuzz’s Guide to NBC’s New Fall Line-Up after the jump.

The Playboy Club

Starring: Eddie Cibrian, Amber Heard, Laura Benanti and David Krumholtz.

Synopsis: This new, Mad Men-ish show follows the lives of regulars at the legendary Chicago Playboy Club in the 1960s. The show mainly centers around Nick Dalton (Cibrian) a wealthy playboy who comes to the aid of a wide-eyed Playboy Bunny (Heard) after she accidentally kills a man.

Will it be good: If the show can capture what made Mad Men a hit then it will certainly become a fan favorite. Plus, the mixture of Playboy Bunnies, slick ’60s styling and sexy stars is sure to get people watching.

When it airs: Monday nights at 10/9 c.

Up All Night

Starring: Will Arnett, Christina Applegate and Maya Rudolph.

Synopsis: Can becoming a parent make you actually grow up? That’s what this new comedy attempts to solve as it follows a hard-partying PR mom (Applegate) and her stay-at-home husband (Arnett) as they try to adjust their lifestyle around their new child.

Will it be good: We hope so! With an all-star comedy cast, this show is sure to be funny. However, some critics have complained that the parenting schtick might get old real fast.

When it airs: Wednesdays at 8/7 c.


Starring: Debra Messing, Katharine McPhee, and Megan Hilty.

Synopsis: This new musical drama – yes, that’s right, drama – centers around the creation of a Broadway musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe.

Will it be good: Glee made musicals cool again and Smash will definitely appeal to those who want to see the not-so-peppy side of musicals.

When it airs: Monday at 10/9 c. (Midseason)


Starring: Whitney Cummings, Chris D’Elia, Zoe Lister-Jones and Maulik Pancholy.

Synopsis: This new multi-camera sitcom follows a young couple (Cummings and Pancholy) who don’t want to ruin their “perfect” relationship by getting married.

Will it be good: Everyone (including Celebuzz) loves Whitney so hopefully she can turn that buzz into a hit show. However, lots of critics are befuddled by the show’s use of a laugh track which seems a little retro compared to NBC’s other strong, laugh-track-less comedies.

When it airs: Thursday at 9:30/8:30 c.

For the full Fall 2011 NBC schedule and more details on other new shows, visit NBC.com.

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