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NBC Cancels 'The Playboy Club'

NBC Cancels 'The Playboy Club'

NBC has pulled the plug on The Playboy Club.

The new drama, which starred Jenna Dewan, Amber Heard, and Eddie Cibrian, brought in lower than expected ratings and backlash from the Parents Television Council.

“I think there’s a perception of the show that’s false,” Playboy Club creator Chad Hodge said of comments that the show objectified women (via THR). “There are different brands of feminism and I don’t think it should be boxed into any one version.”

Brian Williams‘ newsmagazine Rock Center will take over The Playboy Club‘s spot beginning on October 31.

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# 1

It was so amazing. What a shame NBC. Amber, Jenna, Laura, Leah and the rest of the cast deserved more time and so the fans

# 2

Such sad news. great show. Amber Heard will be missed

# 3

geez, i wish NBC would have gave it a fighting chance! a weekly dose of amber heard was good for the soul…now what am i to do?

# 4

Such a shame, but I also saw this coming. I was beginning to really like the show. PTC overreacted.

# 5

OMG… Loved the show!! Was my tip pick out of all the new shows!! Parent council!! Are You kidding me??

# 7

I didn’t watch the show, but I think it’s pretty lame that the Parents Council campaigned against it. It’s not a show for children, and from what I’ve heard, the sex and violence is pretty tame compared to a lot of other shows. Maybe they should have tried producing the show on a cable network.

# 8

Parents have a problem with “The Playboy Club” but not 16 & Pregnant, Teen Mom, Dance Moms, and Toddlers & Tiaras?

# 9

noooooooooooo it was just getting good! I hate when Networks do this based on slow ratings (at first) many shows pick up momentum if given the chance. This sucks. It was the only new show this fall I like. boo.
Beverly Hills 90210 (yeah that mega hit) had horrible ratings the first summer it was out way back in 1990. But with time it became a cultural phenomenon. Not saying this would too, but sometimes it takes time for people to get into a show. :(

I hadn’t started watching the show but from what I heard it wasn’t bad
though I can’t say I’m surprised NBC pulled the plug on yet another good show, when is someone going to get rid of those upper-level suits that are ruining a perfectly nice network because of a bunch of numbers?
bloody number-crunchers :(((

I love this show WHY??? I love Eddie..

I think Parent Council campaigning against it could have been a good thing if the show had the goods to outshine the controversy. A show of this subject would want people to talk about it even if they don’t like the subject matter b/c any pr is good pr when its a new show. Unfortunately the show and its performers don’t have the goods to carry off this type of program. Amber Heard is an exception, but Eddie is terrible in this role to the point that I don’t even know why he was chosen.

omg WHY?!?!?!?! This show was freaken fantastic!!! I loved it!!! Screw the PTC, this show isn’t even half as bad as they make it out to be. Seriously this was my favorite new fall show, I am SO sad! :( Amber Heard is an amazing actress and I was so excited to see more of her! This is a sad day… I can’t believe this was axed, and Free Agents is still on. NBC you really screwed up…

I can’t stand the major networks these days!!! It takes time for people to start getting into a new show. It’s not like the reality shows…..you know back in the day it took several seasons for shows like Who’s the Boss and Growing Pains to get a big fan base. Now if they don’t get the viewership they want in 2 or 3 shows they cancel the show. I cannot stand this!!!!!!

If this were a show where people acted “challenged” and crazy it would have been picked up for a second season already. what a pity. Its the first show I’ve watched on NBC in years. Is there a way we can petition?????!!!!! go on their facebook or something? I guess its not trashy Jersey Shore. The classy 60s are so not cool these days I suppose….sigh.

The show was cancelled due to low ratings.If the public liked the show they would have watched.There are always groups campaigning against something but if the public likes it they will watch regardless.

shopaholic @ 10/04/2011 at 2:55 pm

I never watched it because I cant stand that lowlife eddie cibrian.

shopaholic @ 10/04/2011 at 2:57 pm

Nope Im not sad at all. I didnt watch it because I cant stand that lowlife eddie cibrian.

It’s the type of show that would’ve only worked on cable.

wow, so many brainless morons who think this show was good.
it was a total waste of airtime.

shopaholic @ 10/04/2011 at 3:00 pm

Nope Im not sad at all. I didnt watch it because I cant stand that lowlife eddie cibrian.

It’s the type of show that would’ve only worked on cable.

shopaholic @ 10/04/2011 at 3:00 pm

Nope Im not sad at all. I didnt watch it because I cant stand that lowlife eddie cibrian.

shopaholic @ 10/04/2011 at 3:02 pm

Sorry for my multiple posts, im having problems with my internet.

Eddie is a bad actor and an even worse human being.

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