A new NBC drama has been axed, becoming the first cancellation of the fall.
Say goodbye to Amber Heard and Eddie Cibrian. Controversial show, “The Playboy Club” was cancelled Tuesday by NBC after just three episodes.
Viewers can’t say they weren’t warned, rumors started to swirl after this week’s episode, the show’s third, when there wasn’t a preview for a fourth episode.
According to Reuters, NBC announced that its new show “Rock Center with Brian Williams,” will take its place in the Monday evening slot, starting October 31.
New police drama, “Prime Suspect” will fill the slot until then.
The show was controversial from the start and reportedly, The Parents Television Council protested it and called for its cancellation, Reuters reported, and has since, reportedly issued a statement and was pleased of the cancellation.
According to Entertainment Weekly, “Playboy Club” has suffered low ratings from the start, it premiered to 5 million viewers the first week and then dropped with each telecast. Last night, the show hit only 3.4 million viewers and a 1.2 rating in the adult demo.
“The Playboy Club,” has a “Mad Men” vibe and is set in the early 1960s. It follows the lives of Playboy Bunnies and customers in the famous club.
Playboy Club was a chain of nightclubs owned and operated by Playboy Enterprises that first oepend in Chicago in 1960, and spawned others in New York, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Detroit, Kansas City, and St.Louis among others—Three clubs have since been relaunched.