UP TV Show aired on WB network from 1996 to 2007. Reruns aired on UP from July 2012 to October 2014.
Controversy: Stephen Collins, who played beloved father the Rev. Eric Camden on “7th Heaven,” made headlines last fall after an audio recording emerged in which he admitted exposing himself to teenage girls. Detectives in Los Angeles and New York said they began investigating the actor in 2012 after allegations were first made. The business stakes: The Atlanta-based UP TV channel focuses on “faith-friendly” programming. “7th Heaven” made up 21 hours of weekly programming on the lowrated network. The show “has been a beloved family show and a fan favorite on our network,” Charley Humbard, president and chief executive of UP, said in a statement following initial news of the allegations.
Aftermath: UP pulled the series from its lineup in October and put reruns of “Supernanny” in its place. Humbard said the family-friendly network was “deeply concerned for the families that are potentially affected by these disturbing allegations surrounding actor Stephen Collins.” In December, Collins publicly admitted that he engaged in sexual misconduct with three girls decades ago.