TVNewser LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllTwitter AllFacebook InsideFacebook InsideSocialGames InsideMobileApps

Despite Calls For Boycott, Salt Lake’s KSL The Only NBC Affiliate Not Carrying ‘Playboy Club’ Premiere

Despite a widespread push for NBC affiliates to boycott “The Playboy Club,” every NBC-affiliated station but one will carry tonight’s premiere of the “provocative” new show, a 1960s-era drama set in Chicago.

Advocacy groups have urged stations to boycott the show. One such group — Morality in the Media — has launched a website, closetheclubonnbc.com, which urges viewers to call their local NBC affiliate and “bombard them with messages that Americans don’t want pornography promoted on the public airways.”

Despite the push, only KSL — the NBC affiliate in Salt Lake City — will not carry the show’s premiere tonight. The show will air on KMYU, the market MyNetwork affiliate, instead.

“The intent of this show is to show characters at a certain time and a certain place trying to become something and being a family,” “Playboy Club” executive producer Ian Biederman told The Salt Lake Tribune last month. “It really has nothing to do, as I think anyone who has seen the pilot will tell you, with anything racy or trying to be exploitative.”

Mediabistro Course

Podcasting

PodcastingStarting July 31, learn how to develop and create your own podcast in just a a matter of weeks! In this course you'll learn how to determine the goals of your podcast, pinpoint your concept, contact and book guests, distribute and market your podcast and more. Register now!