NBC cancels Playboy Club
"Rock Center with Brian Williams" to debut Oct. 31
NBC announced today it was pulling the first-year drama ``The Playboy Club'' from its schedule after three little-watched episodes, replacing it with ``Rock Center with Brian Williams,'' a news magazine set to debut Oct. 31.
In the interim, NBC will air reruns of the first-year police drama ``Prime Suspect'' in the Monday 10-11 p.m. time slot.
``The Playboy Club,'' which was set in the early 1960s in the original Playboy Club in Chicago, is the first new series to be pulled from the schedules of any of the five major broadcast networks during the new television season, which began Sept. 19.
NBC also announced today it had given full-season orders to the first- year comedies ``Up All Night'' and ``Whitney.''
``We're thrilled with the creative direction of both shows as well as the potential for them to continue to build loyal audiences over the coming
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