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NBC’s ‘Playboy’ finds new Utah home

Affiliate dumped drama due to racy brand

NBC series “The Playboy Club” will be seen in Salt Lake City after all.

Weeks after Peacock affiliate KSL dropped the drama from its fall schedule citing concerns associating with the Playboy brand, My Network TV affiliate KMYU announced it would air “Playboy.”

The series, which is set in a Playboy club in Chicago during the 1960s, will run in the same Monday 9 p.m. time slot it would have aired on KSL. NBC had expected to find another station in the market willing to air “Playboy.”

At the time, KSL president/CEO Mark Willes said of the series, “We want to be sure everyone is clear what the KSL brand stands for, which is completely inconsistent with the Playboy brand.”

KSL, which is owned by a parent company controlled by the Mormon church, is the only station in the country to date that has opted not to air “Playboy,” nor does the network expect any others to follow suit. KSL also doesn’t air “Saturday Night Live” over content concerns.

News was first reported by TV Guide Magazine.

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