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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wow..3.5 million watching wasn't enough...how strange...up all night is just dumb...this show could've gone somewhere..cut is being done way too early :(

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Again, a show with great potential canceled. I'm a woman and found nothing wrong with this show. The acting was brilliant. Very saddened by this decision. It's really not THAT much different than PanAm. Now that will probably be next.

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Incredible how they take all the good stuff off and replace it with crap!!!

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Of course the show started getting good & they cut it. They could have at least showed us what happened after Maureen got in the car with the gangster!! I loved the show, I'm a mother of 3!! Just whiny old bittys but we still have retarded reality shows with women wearing barely there outfits & drinking like fish exposing themselves and yelling curse words but they are still on air.. color me confused!

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this bunk! I believe it had to do with the bad press "woman libs" that didn't like the show. I liked it darn it and a woman and a mother of 5, *sigh* it was nice getaway while it was on.

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NO..I am sooo sick of all these cop, csi shows..for PETE'S SAKE!! PLEASE DON'T CANCEL THE PLAYBOY CLUB.

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We all need to contact nbc and let them know that we liked the show and give it another shot!! go to the website and contact them we may be able to save it!

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Put chuck back to monday

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Am sad to hear that as I loved that show I really think that NBC didnt give it a chance heres hoping that another network gives it a shot and picks it up. I have to wonder if its cuz the damn right wing christian coalition had someting to do with this! If so that is really really sad!!

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I was enjoying Playboy Club, I guess I will start watching Hawaii Five-O

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