The station, which also declines to air ‘Saturday Night Live,’ will apparently look for other options that would allow the series to be seen in the Salt Lake market, but no decisions have made yet. The decision isn’t sitting well with all Salt Lake residents, however. Salt Lake City Tribune columnist Scott D. Pierce wrote that “the obvious message KSL is sending is — we don’t care if a show is adult as long as it doesn’t have the word ‘Playboy’ in the title…I can say without hesitation that every episode of ‘Law & Order: SVU’ is more ‘adult’ than the pilot of ‘The Playboy Club,’ and KSL has aired almost 300 episodes of that show.”
Whether or not the publicity buzz KSL’s move generates will help or hurt ‘The Playboy Club’ remains to be seen, and NBC has yet to release any comment on the situation. In the meantime, here’s a look at the promotional trailer for the series.