NBC has removed the freshman drama from its schedule effective immediately.
October 4, 2011
NBC has made its first cancellation of the 2011-12 season, with The Playboy Club being the one to fall. The freshman series had only aired three episodes before getting the axe.
The network's decision was likely made after the show pulled a lowly 1.2 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic, marking its third straight week of falling viewership. Controversy around the show's subject matter likely factored into the move as well.
Replacing The Playboy Club on Mondays at 10:00pm will be repeats of Prime Suspect, another new NBC series also faltering the ratings.
(Source: TV by the Numbers)
10/05/11 at 04:58am
I'm surprised it was cancelled so soon. I really enjoyed the show. I agree with some of the other comments. The first episode was a little slow, but the second episode was so much better. After I watched a episode I was starting to look forward to the next one. I really liked how it showed the era. PLEASE BRING BACK THE SHOW.
10/05/11 at 01:43am
This was a great show but I gotta say I'm happy to see it cancelled because it seemed NBC had to tone it down or over censor it because it's a national network. This show is better suited for cable networks like FX or AMC or maybe even paid networks like HBO,Showtime,Starz,or even Cinemax; so hopefully one of these stations pick this show up because this can be a hit.
10/04/11 at 11:49pm
Yeah! PLEASE BRING BACK THE PLAYBOY CLUB! IT WAS a great show!!! I can't believe I had to get into it then have it yanked away!
10/04/11 at 11:42pm
UNBELEIVABLE! After three episodes? That's insane! This was way better than that contrived piece of crap PANAM no wonder NBC sucks!
10/04/11 at 09:03pm
Three episodes was not enough time to give this show. NBC recently talked about giving their new shows time to find their legs. Well I hardly call three weeks enough time.
It definitely could have developed a bigger fanbase, and all the episodes so far were great.
10/04/11 at 07:32pm
I enjoyed the show, it reflected that era, more accurately than Pan Am. It also depicts Chicago as the highly politicized city that it is along with the corrupt politics.
10/04/11 at 06:48pm
I think NBC is missing out on a good show and needs to give it time. HBO or Showtime should pick it up if it's too much for NBC to handle.
10/04/11 at 05:22pm
I actually liked this show, I enjoyed it more than the other new retro show Pan AM. Yes the first show was a little slow but at the end of the second show we had a lot to look forward to. Though I did think that Nick character was trying a little to hard to replicate John Hamms character on Mad Men.
10/04/11 at 04:58pm
I am so tired of people saying that this show objectifies women. This was a great show and showed what it was like in this time. Like it or not people, these things happened and women were in these positions BY CHOICE! It's such a shame that people can't see past what is in front of their noses. I enjoyed listening to how the people talked and how they dressed and how women were treated like ladies. I liked this show alot and it was better than some of that stuff out there.......please bring it back!
10/04/11 at 01:10pm
I am surprised at the cancellation. I really enjoyed the show and the growing plot. Not sure why everyone is crying about the content and that it objectifies women. That was the 60's for you and those women who worked at the club made good money and could choose to be something other than a secretary or teacher or housewife so cudos to them. As for content....most television shows and movies these days focus on nothing but nudity and sexuality to draw in their viewers so who are these crybabies to judge? I say PLEASE BRING THE SHOW BACK. I know lots of people who are disappointed in the cancellation.
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