June 14, 2011

THE SKED’S TV NEWS AND NOTES: Salt Lake City Tries To Shut Down NBC’s “Playboy Club”

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Written by: Mitch Salem
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>It’s no big surprise that NBC’s station in Salt Lake City (KSL, which is owned by the Mormon church) will not carry Playboy Club this fall.  Similarly, this station does not clear Saturday Night Live (either in the regular Saturday late night time period or in the occasional prime time specials time periods).  But fear not, just as SNL is aired “across the street” by an independent broadcast station in the SLC market, we are sure Playboy Club will follow the same pattern.  Look for other small Southern markets to follow the lead of KSL (markets like Tuscaloosa, Alabama, for example).  The NBC Affiliate Relations team will also probably find other stations in these markets to air the drama.

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Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."