In “The Playboy Club” (one of‘s top ten new shows), Jenna Dewan-Tatum will play an iconic Playboy Bunny named Janie, who she recently told US Weekly Magazine has a “dark, secret past”.

The hour-long drama is set during the political and moral upheaval of the 1960s and is centered around the voluptuous ladies of the original Chicago Playboy Club (which will make it’s comeback in Chi-town early next year).

In addition to Jenna, the show also stars Laura Benanti, Amber Heard, Leah Renee Cudmore, Naturi Naughton, Eddie Cibrian, David Krumholtz, Jenifer Lewis, Wes Ramsey, Cassidy Freeman and Sean Maher.

The Playboy Club” is planning on bringing in a series of stars to portray famous performers like Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. from the 1960s in the period drama. The first guest singer booked was Colbie Caillat. She will play the famed vocalist Lesley Gore and will perform Gore’s classic song “It’s My Party” on the show.

TV Guide just reported that singer/songwriter Rafael Saadiq has been booked to portray a 1960′s version of legendary R&B musician Sam Cooke in the 4th episode, which will air in October. Rafael is scheduled to perform Cooke’s hit song “Having a Party”.

Jenna told me she’s working hard and is definitely breaking out her dancing shoes for the show. Show creator Chad Hodge tweeted this behind-the-scenes pic from set today that shows one of the stages where the bunnies perform…

In today’s Videos of the Week, we have two new videos that NBC just released to give us a sneak peek into the “The Playboy Club” and to show how bunnies changed history…

Sneak a Peek Inside The Playboy Club
Stars, producers, and Hef himself offer insights into the new series coming to NBC September 19th.

Bunnies Changing History
In interviews and archival footage, learn more about how the clubs and Bunnies broke through barriers of the 1960s.

Fans can CLICK HERE to watch all of the trailers from the show, and you can follow “The Playboy Club” on Twitter and Facebook to get the latest news. You can also stay connected with the NBC App for iPad where fans can access previews, games, photos and more!

With an “appearance” from Ike and Tina Turner, Jenna’s new show “The Playboy Club” will premiere on NBC on September 19, 2011 at 9pm Central after “The Sing-Off”!!!

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