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Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 06/29/2011

NBC’s ‘Playboy Club’ finds home in Salt Lake City


Randy Steinmeyer as Clyde Hill, Amber Heard as Maureen (Matt Dinerstein - MATT DINERSTEIN/NBC)
Salt Lake City’s MyNetworkTV station will bring the good citizens of Salt Lake City the NBC network’s new drama series “The Playboy Club” this fall after NBC’s own TV station in that market gave it the cold shoulder.

The station that has snatched up the show is KMYU -- a digital sub-channel of Salt Lake City’s CBS affiliate, KUTV, and is operated by Irving, Texas-based Nexstar Broadcasting.

The Salt Lake City NBC station – KSL -- is owned by a media company that is controlled by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Two weeks ago work KSL announced in one of its newscasts that the station had bounced the Playboy bunnies from its fall lineup because the Playboy brand is associated with porn and they did not want to cozy up to that brand.

KMYU has agreed to air the new series in the Monday 9 p.m. timeslot NBC gave it on its own lineup, reported TV Guide.

“The Playboy Club” is set in the 60’s and stars Eddie Cibrian as a club regular with a mob past who’s running for Chicago DA.

Salt Lake City is the country’s 33rd largest TV market (FYI, Washington D.C. market is ranked No. 9).

By  |  09:26 AM ET, 06/29/2011

 
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