NBC's New Fall Lineup: Watch Clips of 'Playboy,' Chelsea Handler, and More

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NBC announced its fall TV schedule over the weekend and did us the service of posting video clips of 12 new shows it picked up to series. Among the pickups: the American adaptation of Prime Suspect, with Maria Bello stepping into Helen Mirren's role; Up All Night, a comedy of errors about parenthood starring Christina Applegate, Will Arnett, and Maya Rudolph; and Free Agents, a single-cam workplace comedy starring Hank Azaria and the ready-to-breakout-in-a-big-way Kathryn Hahn.

Of all the the two-minuteish clips, these are three promos that grabbed us the most.

The Playboy Club: Could this be NBC's attempt to fill the void left by a delayed-until-winter Mad Men? Possibly—and at first look it seems promising. Set at the Chicago Playboy club in the 1960s, Eddie Cibrian looks appropriately greasy as the male lead and Laura Benanti couldn't be more radiant as the original Bunny:



Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea: That '70s Show's Laura Prepon plays Chelsea Handler in this comedy based on Handler's memoir. Handler shows up in this clip playing her own pregnant sister. Of all the comedies NBC is teasing, this promo contains the most laughs:



Smash: If you're going to launch a musical series in competition with Glee, it's best to have Steven Spielberg producing and award-winning songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Witman on board. Debra Messing and American Idol alum Katherine McPhee star in this hour-long series about the creation of an original musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe. McPhee sounds gorgeous in this beautifully shot clip of her audition scene:



See more clips at NBC.com.

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Kevin Fallon is a reporter for the Daily Beast. He's a former entertainment editor at TheWeek.com and former writer and producer for The Atlantic's entertainment channel.

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