July 28, 2004 --
THE UPN affiliate in Harris burg, Pa., which covers three of the top nine Amish markets in the U.S., won't be showing UPN's reality show "Amish in the City."
The station's GM, Matt Uhl, says he won't air tonight's premiere, but will tape it and screen it tomorrow for educators, press and ad agencies.
"Everyone at the screening will have a say, but ultimately it will be my decision whether or not we should air 'Amish,' " Uhl told Media Life.
"If I deem it appropriate, we'll air the first episode on Friday and the other episodes in their regular timeslot."
In "Amish in the City," five Amish young adults move into a glitzy Hollywood Hills home with six "city" dwellers during "rumpsringa" — an Amish rite-of-passage in which Amish youths live outside of their culture to see if they want to continue living the Amish lifestyle. — Post TV Staff