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Sat Aug 25, 2012, 07:34 AM Aug 2012

Mormon owned Utah TV station won't air NBC gay sitcom 'New Normal'

NBC’s "The New Normal" won’t air on KSL this fall. The prospect of two gay men having a baby proved too much for the LDS Church-owned station.

"From time to time we may struggle with content that crosses the line in one area or another," said Jeff Simpson, CEO of KSL’s parent company, Bonneville International. "The dialogue might be excessively rude and crude. The scenes may be too explicit or the characterizations might seem offensive."

This marks the second consecutive year KSL is refusing to carry an NBC show. A year ago, then-KSL CEO Mark Willes said the station wouldn’t air "The Playboy Club" because the KSL brand "is completely inconsistent with the Playboy brand."


Tithing helps pay for ownership of this station.

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Mormon owned Utah TV station won't air NBC gay sitcom 'New Normal' (Original Post) Ichingcarpenter Aug 2012 OP
If we can't have more than one wife then none of that two daddy and two mommy stuff..... WCGreen Aug 2012 #1
Tithing from Romney's absent tax returns. Ichingcarpenter Aug 2012 #2
They won't play Saturday Night live Ichingcarpenter Aug 2012 #3


(36,988 posts)
2. Tithing from Romney's absent tax returns.
Sat Aug 25, 2012, 07:43 AM
Aug 2012

KSL-TV, virtual channel 5, is an NBC-affiliated television station located in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. KSL-TV is owned by Bonneville International Corporation, which is in turn owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).


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3. They won't play Saturday Night live
Sat Aug 25, 2012, 08:25 AM
Aug 2012

but another station does in the area

Occasionally the station has decided not to air some network programs, such as the short-lived sitcom Coupling and the long-running Saturday Night Live (SNL). SNL is preempted for the local SportsBeat Saturday, a holdover from the station's CBS days (KUCW, a CW affiliate, currently airs SNL instead). As a CBS affiliate KSL-TV aired the drama Picket Fences at 11pm on Saturdays instead of 9pm on Fridays.[7] KSL also refused to carry much of the network's poker programming such as Poker After Dark (now all canceled due to legal complications) due to ownership, Church, and viewership objections against gambling.

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