Cibrian’s The Playboy Club Axed

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October 4, 2011 | 2:15pm EST

Actor Eddie Cibrian’s new drama The Playboy Club has been axed by TV bosses, just two weeks after it premiered.
LeAnn Rimes’ new husband stars as lawyer Nick Dalton in the NBC series, which is set in publishing boss Hugh Hefner’s famous Chicago, Illinois hotspot in the 1960s.

But the show, which also features actresses Amber Heard, Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Naturi Naughton, has suffered from poor ratings, with just five million viewers tuning in to its big debut on 19 September.

The audience figures have continued to fall, with just 3.2 million tuning into The Playboy Club’s most recent episode, and its bad performance has prompted NBC chiefs to cancel the program altogether.

The show will air until 31 October.