NL-Shelley Lubben was protesting that this show was even going on the air. She told Fox411.com. “The series looks like it’s all cute, taking place back in the old days — it seems harmless, but then they show a quick clip of three people going at it in the bathroom. NBC is breaking the law with this show — they’re not meeting FCC standards.”
From AOLTV.com by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 4th 2011 1:22PM
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.