NBC series about the House That Hef Built will air after being rejected on moral grounds by network affiliate
Rest assured, residents of Salt Lake City: when NBC's new drama "The Playboy Club" premieres this fall, you will receive your fair share of fleshy delights.
My Network TV affiliate KMYU has picked up the series following Salt Lake City NBC affiliate KSL-TV's decision not to run the series, an individual with knowledge of the situation confirms to TheWrap.
KSL, owned by Deseret Media — which is itself owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — announced earlier this month that it was declining to run the series because it conflicts with the station's values.
"The Playboy brand is known internationally," KSL President and CEO Mark Willes said. "Everyone is clear what it stands for. We want to be sure everyone is clear what the KSL brand stands for, which is completely inconsistent with the Playboy brand."
The series, set in 1960s Chicago, stars Eddie Cibrian as Nick, a candidate for district attorney who frequents the titular establishment and soon finds his life entangled with that of Playboy bunny Maureen (played by Amber Heard.)
Under the new agreement, "The Playboy Club" will air Mondays at 9 p.m. MT in Salt Lake City, as was originally intended,
News of "The Playboy Club" pickup was first reported by TVGuide.com.
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