From the start it was only a question of when, not if, but on the heels of pickups of Up All Night and Whitney and after three week’s of woeful ratings capped off by last night’s dreadful 1.2 adults 18-49 rating, NBC has cancelled The Playboy Club from the schedule and will replace it with repeats of newcomer Prime Suspect the next three weeks, before Brian Williams news magazine, ‘Rock Center’ takes the Monday 10pm slot beginning October 31.
The PTC will no doubt claim victory (update: toldja!), but regardless the ratings did The Playboy Club in. Those who had ‘The Playboy Club’ in the first-to-be canceled poll, we salute you, the wisdom of the crowds had this one correct as ‘The Playboy Club’ had a comfortable lead over ‘Charlies Angels.’
It turns out NBC chief Bob Greenblatt wasn’t that patient, but you have to give NBC credit for timing the announcement as the new iPhones were being unveiled.
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