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.

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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 after only 3 episodes-they didn't even give it a chance. I really liked it. Shame on NBC! It cancelled all the good ones too early including 3rd Watch & Las Vegas.

Fortyseven

Up All Night is terrible. Playboy club was decent. Prime Suspect is terrible.

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Sad to hear :( was growing attached to it. They def need to find some work for Nick Dalton he is way HOT

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Aw I liked it too. I wish the could at least finish this season...

Delphincik

Shame, i liked it, but they wouldn't keep the show alive just for me, right :) ? Also shame, Billy Zane never got his appearance on the show, he would play a great mob.