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Playboy Club TV series axed

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Summary of story from CBS News, October 4, 2011

A controversial TV drama based around the private lives of Playboy bunnies has been dropped due to poor ratings (see WVoN coverage).

The program, The Playboy Club, set in 1960s Chicago, was produced in conjunction with Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Enterprises.

One review described one of the three episodes broadcast since September 19 as having “cheesy plot points”.

‘There were period costumes and music and references, and yes, a lot of the bare skin and sex that the title promises. But there was little in the way of lively dialogue or deep character development’, said the review.’

NBC is reportedly planning to replace the series with a new news magazine programme which will be hosted by US anchor Brian Williams.

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