10 things we learned during the first two weeks of the new TV season: 'Playboy Club', 'New Girl', 'X Factor' and more
Lessons to ponder from this year's crop of new and returning fall shows
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1. NBC desperately needs to figure out a new strategy
Once the undisputed ratings champion during its "Must See TV" heyday, NBC finds itself in fourth place once again, with a near-disastrous showing for its freshman class and today's cancellation of the network's heavily-hyped drama "The Playboy Club". Several other new and returning series are also on the chopping block, including "Free Agents", "Harry's Law", "The Sing-Off" and "Prime Suspect" (which they're now trying to salvage by placing into "Playboy Club"'s Monday night slot). Though the network also announced a full-season pickup for freshman series "Whitney" and "Up All Night" today (obviously timed to coincide with news of the "PC" cancellation), it's a little pitiable that those two shows represent their biggest successes so far this season despite their only-mediocre ratings.