NBC Cancels The Playboy Club

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The Playboy Club is the first one of the Fall’s line-up of shows to officially get the ax. With Mad Men at the height of success we should have seen genre and period shows of that nature coming a mile away. So the question is: what happened? Could it be the forced and uninspiring story line, or maybe it was the very generic take on the sixties, or maybe it could of been the fact that a show called The Playboy Club is on network television. Hugh Hefner tweeted “I’m sorry NBC’s ‘The Playboy Club’ didn’t find its audience. It should have been on cable, aimed at a more adult audience.” That seems to make sense since his empire is built on adult entertainment. This show had a strong gimmick and tons of eye candy, but lacked the character development to hook audiences in and make them care about the people they were watching. I can’t say I was surprised to hear the news, but I do wish that networks gave there shows more time to find their audiences. Seinfeld’s numbers weren’t that great when it first premiered. Could you believe that by today’s standards, Seinfeld might have been canceled??! That is crazy! Do networks need to give their shows more time, or do these shows need to be handled better in development? I honestly don’t know. What do you think? Are you a fan of the show? Share your thoughts with us.

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