Salt Lake City NBC Affiliate Bans 'The Playboy Club'
If you live in Salt Lake City and you were hoping to watch "The Playboy Club" on your local NBC station, you're out of luck.
KSL-TV, an NBC affiliate station in Salt Lake City, Utah, is refusing to air the upcoming fall show "The Playboy Club" due to the fact that...well, it's about Playboy.
The Playboy brand is known internationally. Everyone is clear what it stands for," said KSL president Mark Willes. "We want to be sure everyone is clear what the KSL brand stands for, which is completely inconsistent with the Playboy brand."
It should come as little surprise that KSL-TV is indirectly run by the Mormon Church, which runs KSL-TV's parent company, Desert Media Companies. That explains the network's hesitation to air the cleavage-baring NBC show.
The irony here is that, despite its title, "The Playboy Club" is likely to be relatively tame. The show is set in the 1960's and, while it focuses on the Playboy brand, won't be showing any more skin than, say, "Mad Men" (which is pretty clearly one of the inspirations for the show). In fact, when NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt pitched the show to buyers, he compared it to "Jersey Shore" saying that it would be tame in comparison.
"The Playboy Club" is set to premiere this fall, and will likely find another buyer in the Salt Lake City area...so don't worry, Utah residents. You'll still get to see Amber Heard in bunny ears.
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