NBC Cancels The Playboy Club, Other Shows Sure To Follow

NBC announced yesterday that they were canceling the controversial new show The Playboy Club.  The show lasted only 3 episodes, and had all ready seen declining ratings.  The show took place in 1960’s Chicago and centered around the controversial playboy clubs of the time.  NBC was looking to replicate the success of AMC’s retro hit Mad Men.  Unfortunately the drama starring Amber Heard and Eddie Cibrian seemed doomed from the start, with at least one NBC affiliate refusing to play it and The Parents Television Council trying to get it off the air permanently.

The network also announced yesterday that they were ordering full seasons of the  new comedies Up All Night and Whitney.

Each fall season new shows are anticipated and some fall quickly to the wayside.  This year there are several new shows that could follow in the shoes of The Playboy Club.  Among them is the new version of Charlies Angels, which has failed to make much of a splash even though it stars beauty Minka Kelly.  The show received bad reviews from the start, and has seen its ratings dip each week since it launched.  Other shows on the bubble include How To Be A Gentleman, Free Agents, A Gifted Man, H8R, and Prime Suspect.

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