NBC has pulled the plug on ‘The Playboy Club.’ It’s the first cancellation of the new fall season.
It will be replaced by Brian Williams’ new newsmagazine series ‘Rock Center’ starting Mon., Oct. 31 at 10PM.
Variety reports that repeats of ‘Prime Suspect’ will air in the Mondays at 10PM timeslot until ‘Rock Center’ debuts.
‘The Playboy Club’ debuted to 5 million viewers and has fallen dramatically since. Its most recent Monday night episode was seen by about 3.4 million viewers. It starred Eddie Cibrian and Amber Heard and told the story of the Playboy club in 1960s Chicago.
In addition to the low ratings and a poor critical response, ‘The Playboy Club’ was also targeted by the Parents Television Council for being indecent. One NBC affiliate even refused to air the series.