NBC Cancels The Playboy Club, Picks Up Pair of Sitcoms

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The Playboy Club has served its last scantily-clad drink.

NBC canceled this controversial drama after it debuted to five million viewers and dropped considerably since; the most recent installment netted just 3.4 million households. Reruns of Prime Suspect will air Mondays at 10 p.m. on NBC until it decides what else to do with that timeslot.

Up All Night Cast Pic

Meanwhile, the network has gone in the opposite direction regarding two sitcoms: Both Up All Night and Whitney have been granted full-season orders.

Said NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt: "We're thrilled with the creative direction of both shows as well as the potential for them to continue to build loyal audiences over the coming months. We're proud of all of the producers, writers, actors, and directors who have worked so hard to bring these shows to life."

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WHY?!!! There are so many bad shows that aren't as good as the Playboy Club and they didn't get cancelled.
I WON'T BE WATCHING NBC!!! I hope someone picks up this show on another network or extend it on the web. This had more substance than Pan Am....looks like I will be sticking with TBS and ABC.

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I can't believe you all are cancelling this show!! It had my attention from the first 10 minutes of the first episode! I loved it and couldn't wait for monday nights to watch it. And as far as people thinking it is trashy and you can't watch it with family...i guess that's why it airs at 10 pm..kids should be in bed :)

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Really they pick Whitney for full season ?????? That show suck big time!!! and this how was so bad and I agreed with a lot of people NBC sucks

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I think its a shame that it was cancelled i could list a dozen other shows on tv not just NBC that should be cancelled. It was a nice change from reality(if thats what you want to call it) and cop shows. SAD!!

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Well I am so sick of reality shows,who the hell watches TV for reality shows I thought TV was to get away from reality

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I happened to really like the show so far and am very upset! Everytime I go to watch a new show it gets cancelled.

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OMG Why Why Why, I can't believe this is happening again to a show with promise.
What happened to the old days when the networks gave a show a chance. I will really miss this show. I grew up in Chicago and Remember the sixties very clear. I really like it and I am a grandmother of four.

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I think NBC sucks. They did not even give it a chance. The plot just started to get going and so much you can do with this show. Eddie was perfect!!!!

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dang its very upsetting.. i dont quite understand why, though.. wish could have finished the season or something...

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Did not like the theme of this show from the beginning; am glad to see it has been canceled. There are enough trashy and crass shows. There should be more like "Blue Bloods", that has great scripts, terrific cast and a storyline that you could actually watch with the family without discomfort. Next one to go: "Pan Am".

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