NBC thought they might have a hit on their hands with the 1960s based TV drama The Playboy Club but it turns out the show couldn’t even muster decent numbers for it’s primetime debut attracting just 5 million viewers while finishing dead last in its timeslot.
The Playboy Club is set in 1960s Chicago and follows the lives of the clubs famous Playboy Bunnies and the Clubs attorney Nick Dalton, a big name “keyholder” at the club.
Starring Eddie Cibrian, Laura Benanti, Amber Heard, Naturi Naughton and Jenifer Lewis the show drew protests and boycott threats from women’s rights groups before debuting on Monday night at 10 PM.
Speaking about the shows lack of reality former Club Bunny Marilyn Miller told Vanity Fair
“I’m so disappointed,” while adding, “None of those things happened. They did a wonderful job re-creating the club physically, but everything else. I thought it was cheap, it was degrading, it was demoralizing.”
Miller went on to add:
“It makes the Bunnies seem silly. You didn’t have time to stand around and flirt with the customers or talk to the other Bunnies or run around and get in trouble or have a smoke in the back alley. You were so busy. You worked!”
She ended with:
“Not one Bunny I know liked the show. Everyone is hoping it gets canceled.”
Well exactly what did Miller expect? Perhaps a show about waitresses taking orders the entire time?
Did you happen to catch The Playboy Club? Let us know what you thought.