‘The Playboy Club’ canceled by NBC
Unfortunally, the new Tv Drama series The Playboy Club has been cancel by NBC just after three episodes. Below you can read the causes. I’m really disapointed by this, and I’m really sad, because I like this series, Amber was amazing in it. And you, what do you think of this new ?
US television network NBC pulled the plug on The Playboy Club on Tuesday after just
three episodes, in the face of poor ratings and an outcry from parents who thought the 1960s-themed drama was too hot for prime time.
“That is true,” an NBC spokesman said when asked to confirm that the show – starring Amber Heard as a newly-hired but naive Playboy bunny in Chicago – would be replaced with crime-show repeats and a newsmagazine.
The Playboy Club was one of two, heavily-promoted new shows on US network television this season – the other being ABC’s Pan Am – which mimicked the success of
Mad Menand its obsessive attention to 1960s style. But The Playboy Club got off to a rough start, with poor reviews from the critics, only 3.4 million viewers on its Monday night time slot, and seven sponsors bailing out after the first episode on September 19.
It also found itself in the crosshairs of the Parents Television Council, a grassroots family-values organisation that had campaigned via the internet for its cancellation.
“We’re pleased that NBC will no longer be airing a program so inherently linked to a pornographic brand that denigrates and sexualises women,” the group’s president
Tim Wintersaid in a statement.
The Hollywood Reporter noted however that this was no triumph of activism. Citing instead the show’s poor quality and ratings as the primary causes for the action.
“It was bad show, period. The writing was weak, the acting spotty and the sexism too ridiculous and obvious to comment on more than once,” wrote Tim Goodman.
“This cancelation wasn’t about boycotts. It was about owning up to the obvious. America did not care for a Mad Men-esque retro series about a lifestyle and brand more dated than any nostalgia could prop up.”“One would hope that the reason viewers tuned out in droves after sampling it was because it had none of the attributes of a high-quality drama like Mad Men.”
Hugh Hefner, who had previously criticised the show for lack of accuracy, tweeted in response to the cancellation:
“I’m sorry NBC’s “The Playboy Club” didn’t find it’s audience. It should have been on cable, aimed at a more adult audience.”
“Fans of “The Playboy Club” are really upset at the cancellation.”
He followed up with some good news though:
“At the same time, there is renewed studio interest in a major motion picture on my life & the start of the Sexual Revolution.”