You’re all fired.
Aside from not wanting to watch anything with Eddie Cibrian’s cheating culo in the lead looking all swarthy, the show looked weak and the viewers agreed…
NBC has canceled freshman drama The Playboy Club.
Brian Williams’ newsmagazine show, Rock Center, will take its place beginning Oct. 31. Until then, repeats of Maria Bello’s Prime Suspect will air on Mondays at 10 p.m. The move to air Prime Suspect in Playboy Club’s time slot is a clear sign of Bob Greenblatt’s desire to make the series, which is closer to his cable sensibilities, work.
Playboy Club’s cancellation comes after the drama premiered Sept. 20 to underwhelming ratings, attracting 5 million viewers and a 1.6 rating in the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic. The second episode of the series from showrunner Chad Hodge and 20th Century Fox Television, tumbled 19 percent, luring only 3.8 million viewers and a 1.3 in the demo. Its most recent episode dropped even more, attracting 3.2 million viewers and a 1.2.
That’s what happens when you try to swaggerjack Mad Men. Somehow Pan Am was able to do it, but we will see how that works out. A brand like Playboy was a weak choice because no one cares. Playboy is a relic of the past. There isn’t that much nostalgia for it anymore. That ship has sailed.