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Australia's Channel Nine Axes Days Of Our Lives After 45 Years!

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Now here is some not so good news for the folks down under and Days of our Lives!  After 45 years on the air in Australia having debuted there in 1968, Channel Nine is discontinuing airing episodes of DAYS and will air its final episode on April 26th.

According to Australia’s TV Tonight a network spokesperson said, “Nine is revamping the timeslot. We made a commercial decision not to renew Days Of Our Lives.”  However, last week DAYS ratings were up in Australia, averaging 126,000 viewers and beating TEN’s Ready Steady Cook (124,000) and Seven’s Dr. Oz (118,000). It ranked second the week before.

This isn’t the first time Nine has dropped a Sony soap, either!  In 2007 Nine dropped The Young and the Restless after 31 years for the short-lived panel show The Catch-Up. Fans flooded Nine’s online forums at the time. Foxtel wasted no time in snapping up the show, which now airs on Arena.

Let it also be known that DAYS in Australia is at least a year and half behind on U.S. episodes, as it gets pushed back each year for Cricket season televised games by the television network.

Looks like Australia is getting a bad case of the cancellation soap flu!   Why are the American soaps not captivating foreign audiences anymore, unless it’s The Bold and the Beautiful?   Why do you think the Australian market lost interest in DAYS?  Weigh-in!

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su0000
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su0000

Perhaps Sony has intentions to putting the soap on-line..
The networks are struggling trying to compete with the internet and Netflix, HuLu Plus, Amazon and the TV internet streaming devices, that people are using to watch most of their TV shows, now days..

There are the networks CBS and FOX who now are thinking of ”charging’ to watch their networks shows..
things are rapidly changing for media viewing..
Network TV is failing/can not compete. ..

Vicsze
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Vicsze

This doesn’t apply to anyone that lives outside of the USA, as none of the above are able to be accessed outsiside of Nth America.

Such is life
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Such is life

Get this show back on now Or I’ll chop of cancels

Natalie
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Natalie

I can tell you why as an Australian with many friends who watch it. Channel 9 have dropped it to play sports over summer to the point we are once again about 2years behind. SO we have only recently aired and gotten rid of Carly Manning. Everyone I know said what they did to Bo & Hope (who had a HUGE following here) was disgusting and they stopped watching and never returned.

Sarah
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Sarah

I’d still be watching if they genuinely made good on opportunities like Carly coming back to mess with Bo and Hope. I’m not shocked this show is missing the mark both with audiences in Australia and if we are honest in the US too. They are too fixated on old news couples. The show lacks punch and creativity. It all takes a backseat to baseless historically driven drivel.

Bec
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Bec

Michael, unfortunately here for a soap to work it seems to have to named Home & Away. This seems to be the only soap Australians will watch. It also doesn’t help that we are back to being over a year behind due to ch9 yanking Days off the air everytime a sporting event occurs. Over summer Days is lucky to air once a week while the cricket is on.

KateK
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KateK

Its already been said that one of the major networks is thinking of going to cable. So, this does not surprise me.

Vicci
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Vicci

I think it’s mainly the storylines. I am from Australia and have watched Y&R and used to watch Days for years until the storylines went pearshaped with the possession of Marlena and all sorts of weird ones. Have to say that I still watch Y&R but stopped watching Days.

Jolene
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Jolene

A show that has been on tv for 45 years must be popular. What a joke to can a show watched by so many viewers. Shame on channel 9.

Carolyn
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Carolyn

I agree. Can’t believe they did that to us 🙁

Marion
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Marion

I live a country area where we have very poor radio reception so have been watching days for 30 years and I like it, channel 9 what are you going to put on to replace it – not a thing so far!!!!!!!
VERY UNFAIR CHANNEL 9!!!!!!!!!

Barbara Golding
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Barbara Golding

channel nine is useless watching DOOL is the only reason i bother turning the television on here during the day, hopefully another channel will pick up the soap, we love it in Australia, in the meantime i can now be freed from watching the endless commercials for funerals and life assurance that we are inflicted with on day time TV.

rhonda osborne
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rhonda osborne

I also agree there will be no reason for me to ever switch onto channel 9 again ,I have watched days since day 1 and that is the ONLY day time tele i ever watch these days ,once again channel 9 has ignored the viewers and just dumped a show that is popular here

Barbara Golding
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Barbara Golding

Write to Channel 9 Executive Channel 9 David Ginger and let him know of our displeasure about their programming decisions and the comments about Channel 9 being a blokey station is right, HOW MANY WOMEN ARE ON THEIR BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

Marion
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Marion

The only other program I watch on channel 9 is the voice. good bye channel 9

Robyn
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Robyn

Refuse to watch Nine anymore as I have been watching days for 45 years and loved the show. Stick the sports programs.. come on how much cricket can one person watch and it runs all day.. sorry nine but you have lost me.

jimh
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jimh

Maybe this is where Brian Frons now works? lol

Lawrence
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Lawrence

Lol

Sam
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Sam

I have been following days of our lives on and off since I was in high school back in the 80’s. I am disappointed its being cancelled, there’s absolutely mouthing worth watching at that time slot. I was so disappointed when young and the restless was cancelled a couple of years back, now days of our lives. Channel 9 is making lots of silly decisions, what do we housewives watch while having lunch for that half hour or so until we pick up our kids from school

Brett
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Brett

We have exactly the same issue in the UK, All the US soaps were treated like crap in England and then just cancelled with no consideration for the fans at all.

Julie
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Julie

I understand that they want the timeslot, no doubt for age old repeats. Why not show it at another time, even if it was on at 2 in the morning. What is the problem, you have three stations to put it on. Very poor decision channel 9, not everyone has paid TV. Looks like less and less viewing of CHANNEL NINE. You should be ashamed…

Carolyn
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Carolyn

Yer bloody idiots

paula healey
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paula healey

Couldn’t agree more , wih all the new usless channels , they could put it on one of them and that way we wouldn’t have to miss it through the summer.
Just because the story has been a bit off lately doesn’t mean we stop watching, we all know it has to improve as the story changes from time to time.Disgusting decision.

Julie Gray
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Julie Gray

Put it on another time, you have three stations to use. Very poor decision

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Thanks to all you folks Down Under giving your opinion on the matter. You guys know the situation better than we do here. But networks there sound a lot like networks here. The suits don’t put on shows people want to watch, but try to get us to watch the shows they think we should want to watch. I guess they will all have to get new jobs when network television becomes extinct, which should be in the next ten years or less.

Joshua
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Joshua

Australia gave us the beautiful “Prisoner: Cell Block H.”

We gave them the crappalicious “Days of Our Lives.”

Just doesn’t seem fair. The Aussies are better off without “Days.”

suzanne williams
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suzanne williams

You speak for yourself ,we don’t all think like you .!1

Dmitri
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Dmitri

It will probably come on another channel like Y&R did. Days is terrible anyways now.

Vicsze
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Vicsze

Channel dumped Y&R a few years ago & Foxtel picked it up, so maybe Foxtel will pick up DOOL too?
Unfortunately in Australia episodes of Y&R are about 9 months behind & I think that DOOL are about 6 months behind, so what happens here is that we have to scour the Internet to try to source up to date episodes that are posted by wonderful people who are dedicated to bring fans who live outside of Nth America episodes of our favourite shows.

Patrick
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Patrick

My “DAYS” soapbox is drained….

sapped of all energy… to champion much more…..

near bereft – idleless –

then Rafe came to mind….

other channel
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other channel

The cricket certainly robs time for DOOL. But with digital TV each channel has more than one to transmit on. So why can’t the show be on one while cricket is on the other? It doesn’t make sense to have excess transmisssion ability but not use it wisely.

Barbara Turner
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Barbara Turner

I just hope foxtel picks it up it,s been good lately shame on channel 9:-(

danny
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danny

I am really pissed off with channel 9.i have been watching dool for 26 years.how am I going to watch it now.what show are they going to replace it with? I hope channel 9 loses more money.please channel 7 or 10 take on dool.

OzDaysFan
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OzDaysFan

Channel Nine failed Days of our Lives fans year after year by preempting it to telecast cricket. Days of our Lives became ridiculously outdated at one point being over 4 years behind US episodes. They did a catch-up where a summary of the those 4 years was telecast and episodes fast forwarded so that we were only 3 -6 months behind US episodes. Then despite having access to multiple channels to broadcast on, Channel 9 continued on the same path. Each summer we fell another 3 months behind. I believe we are currently 15 months behind US episodes. During this… Read more »

Lydia
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Lydia

I have been a Days watcher for over 20 years (now aged 45), and am a third generation fan in my family. Channel nine has always shown disrespect to the DOOL watchers every cricket season. It always seemed lame to me to replace DOOL with cricket in what is obviously a traditionally female viewing timeslot …and now they decide to take it off air permanently, without consulting their viewers. (Interestingly they have replaced it with House Husbands, which is in my opinion a male oriented soap too.) They could just have easily shifted it to another time or better yet… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

#1. I HOPE Australia – finds another home. Days of our lives…. i’ve lived with for so long… I can’t give up.

2nd…. HOT PIC… of John & Marlena…. above.

cute! Handsome! Classic…. she reels chic and kept up! Drake…. What a Handsome Man! kinda reminds me of Michael Mulhaney…. ie: Adam, Y&R.

John
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John

Blame the Channel 9 programming director. Michael Healy. He’s an idiot, and hopefully
jobless shortly.

mary
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mary

Now if they would drop it on US that would be great tired of people trying to cram things at me as if all people want to see guys kissing. And people who have treated a person horribly gets that person to fall in love with them…get real. And please do have Jennifer trot off to London. That character is a bore…and Daniel and she have no chemistry.

jane constant
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jane constant

If you hate it so much…. Why are you watching it? Hypocrite!

suzanne williams
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suzanne williams

I think all the characters had their own part,and all did well,bring it backChannel 9 you have made the biggest mistake ever.!!

Coral
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Coral

How about thinking of all the oldies who live their lives through these characters. I suppose it will be replaced by some short lived reality rubbish. If people have watched a show for 45 years wether it’s behind 18 months or not they want to watch it. Come on 9 keep it!!!!!!!!!

Coral
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Coral

Most oldies & those on pensions can’t afford Foxtel!!

Lyn Robeson
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Lyn Robeson

I am a pensioner Coral, and I also have Foxtel, but I cannot afford to pay the extra it will take to watch DOOL if Foxtel picks it up….

Lorraine Martret
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Lorraine Martret

I have been watching it for 44 years. I hope it gets picked up soon so we don’t have to miss any more when it finishes on Friday 26th.

Jo
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Jo

Although I am not a constant viewer of DAYS I do know a lot of people who are, because they spend most of thier days at home. As has been stated online DAYS have been part of many people’s lives for years and years. To callously just stop showing the program with out a thought for the thousands of viewers who have watched DAYS for so many years shows quite clearly why your ratings are not up where they used to be and I have absolutely no doubt that channel nines ratings are about to go down quite considerably. The… Read more »

Lydia
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Lydia

Hear hear!!! Especially when the Australian dollar is doing so well…it is cheaper to buy the show now than it has ever been, so no excuses on the ‘financial decision’ front.

franz chong
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franz chong

Nine is a disgrace.I wonder what the Ghost of Kerry Packer would have to say about this decision.

Lyn Robeson
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Lyn Robeson

Well that’s it..The only show I watch during the day and have done since the onset…How could channel 9 stop this show and again in the middle of a storyline..Grrrr….I only hope someone picks it up as there are thousands of viewers feeling the same as me…No wonder Channel nine goes down in ratings.,..I missed out on Young and the Restless by this happening and at the time could not afford to pay extra on Foxtel to watch it..CHANNEL 9, WAKE UP AND SMELL THE ROSES….WHY CAN’T GEM OR GO HAVE IT ON THEIR CHANNEL INSTEAD OF THOSE OLD CRAP… Read more »

Lyn Robeson
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Lyn Robeson

Channel 9 takes off DOOL that we all love to watch and they keep Sam Newman….Get your priorities right for once…We all want to keep watching DOOL and I know of many people all over Australia including me who will not watch the Footy Show because of Sam Newman…

Tess
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Tess

I’m disgusted with channel 9, my mum has been watching this show since it started on Aussie tv. We know dozens of devoted fans even though the storylines can be a bit ridiculous at times, it is still an escape for a lot of people and with the good ratings that it still gets, I can’t understand this decision. Haven’t channel 9 learnt anything from the outrage they caused when they cancelled Y&R? We have been watching channel 7 more and more and we will definitely be giving channel 9 and whatever show they replace DOOL with, the big flick.… Read more »

Dawn
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Dawn

So WIN tv (our equivalent of Nine) are putting on the first series of House Husbands in DOOL’s spot – ridiculous, I thought they were going for a new lineup – must be a new line up of RERUNS!

I hope Foxtel pick it up too, run some marathons, and we’ll soon catch up to the US.

Marion
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Marion

I would be tempted to get foxtel if they pick up days

Rosaria Russo
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Rosaria Russo

I am disgusted with Channel 9 – I have been watching the show since 1987 – and my mum longer than me. Channel 9 didn’t do the show any justice as it always ran the cricket instead (in the cricket season) – but to axe it completely ! – They should be ashamed of themselves. If goes to Foxtel will have to go to the expense of connecting it.

janice woodward
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janice woodward

As an ardent viewer of days of our lives since 1968,I want to know why it cant be shown (same time if possible) on gem or go….why cancel !!!! theres a lot of unhappy people out there…..

D Harvey
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D Harvey

Discusting channel 9… Alot of people do watch the show. You will lose more ratings now.

D Harvey
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D Harvey

Every one will be watching Dr Oz on channel 7 now.

Aaron Harvey
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Aaron Harvey

Viewer for over 28 years why take days of air thats a fact!!! we should all write to channel nine cmon guys and gals!!

Lydia
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Lydia

And you do have to write (snail mail)…so antiquated…probably because they know they would be absolutely inundated by emails of complaint about this decision. To me this smacks of disrespect to the viewers, both from the decision to take a show off air without adequate reason and when it was still rating well and then to make it so difficult to voice a complaint. Clearly they do not want feedback. But clearly they need it!

Aaron Harvey
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Aaron Harvey

could it also be a publicity mmmm

jane constant
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jane constant

I left a message on Channel 9’s Facebook page, telling them if they didn’t move DOOL to GEM, I would boycott 9 and suggest to every DOOL fan I can find, to do the same. We can’t all afford pay tv. What about the old folk who’ve watched it for 45 years. They LIVE for it! Maybe some will die without it!

Marion
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Marion

I know people who have watch days from the very first episode = how can channel 9 do this to their valued viewers?

Nelson
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Nelson

days of our lives is the best show and it better come on again or I’m calling the stupid channel of the TV!!

Singing mouse
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Singing mouse

I agree with you Nelson!!

Andrea
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Andrea

I agree with all other fan comments. This was the only show on 9 that I watched. We can only watch a repeat so many times and that is what 9 is now, on all their channels. REPEAT REPEAT REPEAT! Why just cancel it??? At least if they’d moved to another nine channel it wouldn’t have been interupted by sport or whatever else!!
It’s no wonder ch. 7 is on top, they’re the only one with lots of different shows & nine is losing patrons. WAKE UP!!!! & give us back DOOL

Rach
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Rach

so where can we watch it now all streaming videos are broadcast only in America its hardly fair. it was the highlight of my day to watch that, you could escape into another world for an hour before the kids came home from school.

ursula
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ursula

Congratultions to channel nine, you get people hooked on programmes and then to cancel them after so many years. Being a pensioner I can not afford Foxtel.

Diana
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Diana

I have watched Days of Our lives from the start, before I was married and all those years, since. It was always the bright spot to look forward to in my day. I knew the characters in the ‘spring’ of my life to the ‘winter’ of my life. They are all like family to me. Now, out of the blue; no more. After 45 years, they are gone- just like that! No apologies. No closure. To-day I am bereft, lost without them, and knowing what will become of them all. I miss them so, on this first day without them.… Read more »

Shayne
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Shayne

Diana, like you I was devastated after45 years of watching to find it gone! I’ve had enough of Channel 9 and of free to air tv all round. You’ll be happy to know you can watch DOOL on you tube!!!!

phoebe
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phoebe

I have been watching this show since I was in high school in the 70’s and have recorded it when at work to watch later. My kids have grown up with it on as a daily show and now we have the timeslot filled with re-runs of evening shows that we have already watched the week before. What the!!!! I’m fed up with not being able to watch my fav shows as they get axed and there is no respect shown to viewers by 9 as there wasn’t even any announcement or warning! SHAME

Lucie
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Lucie

I agree with you Phoebe, shame on Channel nine. Days of our lives is popular with the young and old. I refuse to watch Channel nine between 12 and 2pm and especially House Husbands, no thanks!!!

D Harvey
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D Harvey

me too!!!!

Lou Stevens
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Lou Stevens

Shame on you Channel Nine, it’s a popular show with the young and old. I don’t watch Channel Nine between 12 and 2pm anymore. I will not be duped in to watching House Husbands, with all their old weathered faces yuk. Honestly your’re stupid

Mim
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Mim

Let common sense prevail. We deserve better. Put DOOL on GEM. what have you got to lose …only more viewers if you don’t reschedule this on digital!

karen
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karen

what a joke with all these new channel on free to air ,why can’t days of our lives go on one of those it disgusting i have been watching this show for ages since i was a kid . put days back on tv win

stephanie merazzi
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stephanie merazzi

I have followed Days since 1986 was my favourite soap nine have no respect for fans we always miss out on seeing it in summer because of sports they cut 4 years of episodes in 2004 and right in middle of storyline the writing was on wall when they axed Young and Restless they could put in on Gem or Go what do they replace it with old episodes of House Husbands sad Bo and Hope fan shame on you nine i hope your ratings go down now

Pepi Pearce
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Pepi Pearce

Absolutely disgusted, Iove my Dool fix & tape it every day. Have been watching it for close to 40 yrs. Love all the characters & especially loved watching Alison Sweeney grow up on the show. Like prior comments, don’t know why you can’t show it on Gem or Go. I unlike many other people, don’t have pay tv & was just as infuriated when YTR was axed. Hope you will LISTEN TO THE FANS channel 9 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jenifer
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Jenifer

Shame on NINE-
they’re dumping iDOOL because of the gay characters no doubt-
SHAME!

sue
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sue

Cannot believe win television has dumped Days….not be watching the crap that is on there now instead, very dissappointed I have been a fan for over 30 years.

Breaking News

Days of our Lives Returns To Production After Temporary Halt Amid COVID-19

UPDATED:  According to Deadline  the cast and crew of NBC’s Days of our Lives will actually be returning tomorrow, October 20th to begin taping ahead of schedule after a positive Covid-19 test shut production down originally scheduled for two weeks.

The outlet cited, “Following a thorough investigation including contact tracing, quarantines, testing, and a deep cleaning of the studio, the health and safety experts at Days of our Lives have determined that it was safe to return to production before the end of the two-week period. As a result, the show will be back on set tomorrow Oct 20.”

The word of the early return initially got out Monday, although at that time unconfirmed by the show, apparently, via a posting by Lauren Koslow on her Instagram account where she is pictured in a Kate Roberts outfit in her dressing room.

Koslow shared: “Stepping into Monday in alice + olivia black velvet,” She also tagged the post #dressingroomselfie and the words. “Stay strong.”

She also added a quote from poet Maya Angelou: “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

So, happy to hear it seems like DAYS is back … once again? Comment below!

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Kristian Alfonso Bids Farewell to DAYS as Final Episode Airs Today Sharing; “Thank YOU From The Bottom Of My Heart For Welcoming Me Into Your Homes All Of These Years”

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 marks the final appearance of Kristian Alfonso’s iconic run as Hope Williams on NBC’s Days of our Lives, a role she played on and off for more than 37 years.  Make no mistake about it, Alfonso was a staple of Salem and the DAYS family since she made her debut back in 1983.

However, over the summer viewers learned she would not be returning to the show when the series began production again in September, after she was told they were planning on resting the character of Hope for five months or so.  A decision that prompted Kristian to make a decision to leave the show for good and start a new chapter in her life.

To celebrate her run and to say a thank you to everyone at the show and her enduring fans, Kristian posted a video on her Instagram account of some backstage moments through the years to the tune of “I’ve Had The Time Of My Life”.  She accompanied her post with these words of thanks to everyone that has been by her side every step of the way:  “Being today is my last airshow, I wanted to share some of my favorite memories onset & behind the scenes I hope you enjoy it.  Thank YOU from the bottom of my heart for welcoming me into your homes all of these years.  And making me a part of your lives #xoxo ❤️  Thank you Ken & @nbcuniversal @nbc for a #beautiful #ride . #❤️ #😘”

 

So, are you sad that Kristina will be gone for DAYS on-screen after today?  Share your thoughts om this, her final airdate, via the comment section below.

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James Scott Comments: “I Will Never. Never. Never. Never. Never, Go Back to Hollywood Let Alone DOOL”

Those hoping that finally James Scott would return to his signature daytime soap role of EJ DiMera on Days of our Lives, now that Alison Sweeney is on her way back to the show this fall for a longer run as Sami, can count those hopes now dashed and for good.

In a post on his Instagram account for his meditation and contemplations Sunday morning Zoom series and website, Scott posed with Deepak Chopra.  When a fans posted a comment in the IG account how they miss him on DAYS and to come back with Sami, James replied, “Hi – thanks for joining me here. Please know that I will never. Never. Never. Never. Never. Go back to Hollywood let alone DOOL. There is notbing interesting there for me. J”

Fan favorite James Scott, who has been MIA from the acting profession for awhile now is running The Whisper Within – and as detailed by the website, Scott explains how he left acting to be more involved with meditation and helping others find inner-peace – “In 2014, after a successful career in the entertainment industry, I found myself with everything and nothing.  I had money, celebrity, and status and the grief to match it. I had worked tirelessly for the better part of two decades to attain wealth and validation, yet no external thing could touch the emptiness I felt and the worthlessness I experienced.  I knew that something unknown wished to be known—something I could feel only through its apparent absence. In my despair and depression, I faced a simple choice: to change my lived experience or to end it. One felt impossible; the other easy I had already spent so much time reading self-help books, attending workshops and retreats, drinking concoctions with shamans, exploring tantra and abstaining from sex all together, dancing and singing, and many more practices, which had done little or nothing to abate the loneliness.

 

Desperate and in despair, still seeking, still suffering, I found my way to an Indian meditation center. I went for a week and stayed for a year. It was there in my own reflection that I found the teacher I had been seeking silently waiting to be known. At first, there was rage and anger, but eventually the intensity of the fire burned low and sadness took its place. I cried and cried until I cried myself empty and something new arose: beneath it all, I discovered a newfound peace. Like a fragrance arising from deep within, I heard the sound of the silence that can never be spoken: the eternal wisdom of the whisper within.  To live from this place is my practice and my path. To inspire others to do the same is my purpose.”

So, what do you think about James’ comments and path that he has now gone down for his life?  Do you think its time for DAYS to finally re-cast EJ? Comment below.

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