'The Playboy Club' TV season's first cancellation October 4, 2011 at 4:30 PM CDT - Updated June 25 at 2:15 PM NEW YORK (AP) - NBC's Playboy Club is closing early. The network said Tuesday it is canceling its highly-publicized new drama, "The Playboy Club," after only three episodes. Its time slot will eventually be filled by Brian Williams' new newsmagazine. The Monday night drama, set in the 1960s, had only 5 million viewers for its first episode two weeks ago and kept losing viewers. Nielsen said the show had only 3.5 million viewers this week. It's the first cancellation of the new fall TV season. Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.