NBC cancelled Playboy Club after only three episodes. The show premiered with high anticipation of being a hit but after a slew of controversy and low ratings, Playboy Club was on the chopping block.
It didn’t help that the Parents Television Council rallied heavily against NBC and repeatedly called for advertisers to pull out.
PTC President Tim Winters said “if their corporate values are in step with those of the Playboy brand.”
Adding, “What has been clear to everyone outside of NBC must now be clear even to those inside NBC: ‘The Playboy Club’ is a commercial disaster and must be removed from the airwaves. We call for the network to cancel this degrading and sexualizing program immediately.”
Hugh Hefner shed a few tears when he tweeted,
“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.”
Naturi Naughton, the only featured black actress on the show tweeted after the news “RIDICULOUS.”
Were you surprised that NBC cancelled Playboy’s Club?