NBC Cancels ‘The Playboy Club’

by | October 4, 2011 at 12:21 PM | TV News

'The Playboy Club' (Photo: NBC)

'The Playboy Club' (Photo: NBC)

And we have our first casualty of the season, folks! This year that unfortunate claim goes to… “The Playboy Club.”

NBC has pulled the struggling bunny drama from its schedule after three episodes. The new Brian Williams newsmagazine “Rock Center with Brian Williams” will air in its place on Mondays at 10/9c beginning October 31. Until then, the network will air repeats of the Maria Bello cop drama “Prime Suspect” in that time slot, according to Variety.

“The Playboy Club” was troubled from the start, courting controversy over its provocative premise (which ended up being not that racy after all), and debuting to unimpressive numbers (5 million viewers) and steadily declining in its three airings, with last night’s episode pulling just 3.4 million viewers and a 2.3/4 rating.

NBC is the first network to make adjustments to its fall schedule, but there is good news for two of their freshman shows: NBC announced today it is picking up the sitcoms “Up All Night” and “Whitney” for full season orders.

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