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Playboy founder Hugh Hefner wasn't happy after "The Playboy Club was canceled, noting the show could have made it on a cable network.
Access Hollywood
updated 10/5/2011 8:09:21 AM ET 2011-10-05T12:09:21

Hugh Hefner is disappointed over the cancellation of “The Playboy Club” on NBC, the first television casualty of the Fall 2011 season.

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“I’m sorry NBC’s ‘The Playboy Club’ didn’t find it’s audience. It should have been on cable, aimed at a more adult audience,” Hugh Tweeted on Tuesday night.

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Hugh himself was written into the drama, narrating at times, and at others, an actor played the Playboy founder, shown only from the back.

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“Fans of ‘The Playboy Club’ are really upset at the cancellation,” Hef added.

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While the show, which starred Amber Heard and Eddie Cibrian, won’t continue, Hugh said fans of the genre may be able to find its subject matter on the big screen one day.

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“At the same time, there is renewed studio interest in a major motion picture on my life & the start of the Sexual Revolution,” he Tweeted.

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As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, NBC pulled the plug on “The Playboy Club” on Tuesday morning, following the airing of its third episode on Monday night, which attracted only around 3.5 million viewers.

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Video: Welcome to the ‘Club,’ Eddie Cibrian

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    >>> "the playboy club " hasn't hit the air waves, already the nbc drama is stirring up controversy.

    >> the show is set in the early '60s and stars eddie cibrian and nick dalton and a penchant for bunnies.

    >> evening trip, nice work. who knew you could be such a good lawyer.

    >> she new?

    >> glad you're having fun .

    >> first of all, cheers to your new show. we brought vina. took you coming on the show to give as little wine. just watching the clips puts you right in that era. is it a blast to shoot that?

    >> it really is. that era is, the style, there's something care-free about that era where people are more social. you didn't have the internet. you didn't have cell phones. you didn't have any of those distractio distractions. it's fun.

    >> we want to be there. everything was better. there was drinking, it was easy, there were no seat belts .

    >> no one had helmets.

    >> the interesting thing about hefner's role or nonrole in this movie is like a "charlie's angels."

    >> it's not the story about hugh hefner and the creation of his empire. he is omni present throughout the series. he started the playboy club in the early '60s.

    >> you play an attorney, but you're not your typical everyday attorney. you have strange family lineage?

    >> i do. he was the fixture for the mob. he helped the mob out, fixing their problems, whatever they may be. he was a mob attorney. he was raised by the mob. he is trying to break free from that and do good. that's his conflict. then he gets involved with the new bunny that comes into town and helps her out with something.

    >> you get involved with the new bunny in town.

    >> and she's bad.

    >> does leanne rimes come on the set and watch the shenanigans? does she enjoy it?

    >> she does enjoy it. the playboy club they built is fantastic. it is two stories. it is huge and big and all the extras in there everyone is smoking and drinking. you feel like you're in the early '60s there.

    >> we were talking about guys, tell your wife how to dress, color hair. i hear you're very prescriptive with her.

    >> we made a joke once. the only thing i do is tell herring to wear a bikini because she looks so awesome.

    >> you have a picture?

    >> there have been parent groups upset with the show that hasn't hit the air yet. do you understand the concerns about this?

    >> i think the controversy stems from the playboy brand itself and all the preconceived ideas parents have of that, whether good or bad. to be honest with you, it has nothing to do with our show.

    >> teen moms with all the crud that's on tv, if anything, the sexuality in that era was much more --

    >> much more tame. there is a big thing about all the women signing nudity clauses. they're nude all the time on our show. it's crazy. it's crazy. there is always a nude scene in our show.

    >> you're too good looking.

    >> it's great. thank you. good luck tonight. cheers. good luck with your show.

    >> seat belts are good. that came out wrong. we all know that.

    >> you can catch eddie in "the playboy club " 10:00 , 9:00 central.