Posted by David on October 5th, 2011
As we tweeted yesterday, and as reported by The Hollywood Reporter, NBC has mercifully decided to cancel The Playboy Club and put an end to the torment that those watching it were undoubtedly suffering.
Frankly, it should be considered an American achievement that no one watched this dumb ass show. On the surface, you’d think that a show about Playboy bunnies would be a no-brainer hit, but if they’re not jumping on trampolines or getting into pillow fights, who’s going to be watching? Feminists?
Apparently not, because (as you may recall) Gloria Steinem called for an all-out boycott on the show, not to mention a similar calls for boycott from the Parents Television Council (PTC). Naturally, between Steinem and the PTC, someone’s going to be claiming credit for the disastrous ratings that the show was receiving. I can almost hear cries of victory being spewed forth from their stupid faces already. “Take that, indecency!” and “Eat a dick, Hugh Hefner!”
Look, I don’t know a lot about ratings, but a drop from 5 million to 3.8 million viewers after one week means only one thing: Your show is a bag of shit. Plus, call me crazy, but I don’t think there are 500 people listening to these boycott d-bags, let alone 1.2 million. Seriously, who even knew Gloria Steinem was still around, let alone who the PTC was, or that either of them actually gave a crap about The Playboy Club?
What I’m trying to say is that it doesn’t take boycotts or outrage to get shows cancelled, it just takes crappy writing and a stupid premise. Name one successful show that has been cancelled due to controversy generated by one of these groups, and I’ll personally send those asshats over at PTC fifty bucks.
[Source: The Hollywood Reporter]