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NBC Chairman, Paul Teledgy Says: “Days of our Lives Is Going To Carry On”

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Very exciting and hopeful news Days of our Lives fans, and those of the soap genre, coming out of the NBC Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, California Saturday morning.

During the lead-off executive session, NBC Chairman Paul Teledgy opened up about the status of Days of our Lives with the network since no official announcement had been made on their end as to the renewal pick-up of the beloved daytime drama.

However, Teledgy revealed:  “We are in a middle of finding out very soon,” and then added, “Of course Days of Our Lives is going to carry on. We love it. Millions of Americans watch it every week. I know that will be good news for the fans.”

Teledgy also told Deadline after the executive session that negotiations are still ongoing and the series will stay on NBC, and will not be moving onto the upcoming Peacock streaming service said to bow very soon.

The chairman’s comments come nearly two months following DAYS executive producer, Ken Corday’s comments to the cast that the show had been renewed for its upcoming season.  That came on the heels that for cost-cutting measures, during the dark months, that the cast had been let- \out of their contracts.

But as usual at this time of year, NBC, Sony (the soap’s distributor) and Corday Productions are engaged it the renewal window which also happens at fall at the beginning of the new year.

Now, it looks like there is no doubt there is more Salem to come! Buckle-up for more intriguing stories within the series innovative time jump in the coming months … and that the four networks soaps are all here to stay for now.

Share your thoughts on Teledgy’s comments that ‘Days’ will definitely live on to see another day on NBC via the comment section below

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  1. davlestev1

    January 11, 2020 at 2:31 pm

    Sounds promising. And a bit of waffling at the same time. It’s better for the show to go on their streaming platform, otherwise the final year is already in the works. There won’t be another renewal after this one. Those of us who’ve lived through years of cancellations know what is coming. I made it appointment Tv to watch final episodes. Love Of Life, Search For Tomorrow, The Edge Of Night(I loved Raven), Ryans Hope, Loving and on and on. Sad.

    • davlestev1

      January 11, 2020 at 2:45 pm

      The week of Christmas the show was at 1,766,000 viewers. That’s why the show won’t have the streaming option now. The time jump was Days Hail Mary. It hasn’t paid off in viewing numbers. If anything it drove viewers away. Sad.

    • Violet Lemm2

      January 12, 2020 at 5:02 pm

      Yes, I’ve watched all those same shows and more over the years. So sad to see them just fade away isn’t it? I am still watching Days, though I don’t like it anymore, and unfortunately have no hopes for a future after this year, nor do I care.I have never felt that way before, but they have literally torn it apart, but will never put it back together, like Humpty Dumpty.

      • davlestev1

        January 13, 2020 at 12:15 pm

        @VioletLemm2 As super fans, addicted to soaps, and well up in our years, we’ve seen way too many come and go. It’s a disappointment that sticks with you forever.The Soaps model of story telling enabled the networks Primetime to flourish and gave Hollywood multiple Emmy, Golden Globe and Oscar stars. Yet because of P&G’s iron clad grip they were allowed to fade into nothing.

  2. Davy

    January 12, 2020 at 2:05 pm

    I hadn’t watched Days for several years and was thinking of starting again until I heard of the time jump. It sounds really confusing, so I decided not to bother. It just sounds like a desperate move to me.

    • davlestev1

      January 13, 2020 at 12:07 pm

      @Davy The British soap HollyOaks on HuLu just aired a full years time jump episode where a teen character, nasty Juliette, has left her straight relationship for a lesbian character, and among other things there’s a funeral. The huge difference is you’re left having to watch the entire year to see how it all falls into place. That’s clever.

    • 4ever DAYS

      January 13, 2020 at 4:58 pm

      DAYS’ time jump is great and not confusing at all unless you are or were a Special Education student.

    • Richard Signorelli

      January 13, 2020 at 7:27 pm

      davy you are missing out it has been great tune in

  3. Momo

    January 13, 2020 at 6:06 am

    Yay! Days is so good. I wish more people watched. Certainly better than the “Number 1 soap”.

  4. Patrick Rose

    January 14, 2020 at 12:59 am

    Oh come on.. rest on Paul Telfer so me

    • Patrick Rose

      January 14, 2020 at 1:10 am

      “dance”

      • Patrick Rose

        January 14, 2020 at 1:12 am

        here come’s my lady new lady “Ms. Sarah Horton” she’s on Xander’ ON how do you get by that

  5. Patrick Rose

    January 14, 2020 at 1:15 am

    DAYS , carries on;

    “I Move”

  6. Celia

    January 14, 2020 at 10:27 am

    I am soooo into Days, these days, Ha!! I am loving every minute of every episode…
    I’m in a hurry–so —here it goes!!—-writers; I beg you to heed me.
    It’s time for some poetic justice —-that is, get Gabi.
    The setting should be a chapel where Gabi walks down the aisle, on her wedding day, to join Eli, at the foot of the altar.
    Just when the priest is about to pronounce them man and wife, the suspenseful “hush” is broken by a very calm Lani approaching the almost-newlyweds, deliberately taking her time to reach them ( sweet irony would be if Lani were dressed in a wedding gown). In her hand she holds the small, yet “heavy” object which has kept Lani prisoner for a year. Julie’s life is in that little object. Voila’.
    Step up Lani.
    How did Lani manage to get the “object”? —maybe JJ helped. I can’t think of everything.

    • Violet Lemm2

      January 23, 2020 at 5:36 pm

      Hi Celia
      Hope you are well. I answered this comment weeks ago, but they hardly post any of my comments anymore, so I’ve kind of given up. Anyway, I agreed with all your ideas about Gabi, and I bet it will happen just like that, plus poor Julie’s rage and disappointment with Gabi.

      • Celia

        January 25, 2020 at 12:12 pm

        Hi, Violet,
        I’m well, thank you—-sorry you’re having trouble with the sites again—-
        I have only recently started commenting again, myself……not enough hours in the day—LOL….I go through spurts.
        I’m glad you like Julie, Violet—if truth be known, I’ve never liked her. Julie is another one of those characters who’s too good to be true. My grandmother said that Julie has calmed down over the years—-not her favorite character either. Holier-than-thou.
        As far as Gabi, she’s such a puzzle. There was a time when I did like her—-yet, she was always up to no good, albeit Nick deserved what he got. As “bad” as Gabi is, Nick’s death should not have been lain at her feet. Sending her to prison was not fair, but it is now!! She should rot in jail for her criminal behavior.
        Stay well, my friend.

  7. Louie

    January 17, 2020 at 1:38 pm

    Glad it’s not going anywhere for the time being…if so, maybe the network or Sony can put some money forth to help with production–it’s horrible along with SOME of these time jump arcs. The head writer needs to be fired or at least told to watch GH to get an idea on how to write descent stories for it’s veteran actors and their fans. This Gina/Stefano is a joke on so many levels to include an insult to fan bases that have invested years into their characters/stories.

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REPORT: Days of our Lives Targets September Production Restart

Looks like Salem and Days of our Lives will be back in full-swing come September, if the target date holds true as revealed today by Deadline.

According to their sources, Corday Productions, who produces the long-running NBC daytime drama, sent out an email to cast members on Thursday notifying them of their intent to resume production come September 1st.

However for this article; reps for NBC, Corday and Sony Pictures TV declined to comment.

Days of our Lives has had enough shows banked through early October of this year, so was not pressed to get back into production amidst the coronavirus pandemic as much as CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful (which went back into production a week and half ago), and The Young and the Restless and General Hospital who are targeting a mid-July restart.

All three of the shows, except for DAYS ran out of original episodes to air, back at the end of April of this year.

So, excited to hear that their may be plans ahead come fall for DAYS to come to back and tape new episodes? Comment below.

 

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B&B’s Supervising Producer, Casey Kasprzyk Shares: “Just Finished Viewing Our First Produced Episode Since Starting Production Back Up!”

In a tweet late on Thursday, the supervising producer of The Bold and the Beautiful, Casey Kasprzyk, shared his enthusiasm at completing the first major hurdle for the soap going back into production during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Showing a viewing copy on disc of the first new episode produced for B&B in months, Casey said: “Just finished viewing our first produced episode since starting production back up! So proud of Team Bold & Beautiful. Great shows airing soon”

The disc had airshow number #8321 on it, and a question mark as to when it will make it to air.

The fact that The Bold and the Beautiful is the first daytime drama to get one new episode completed is a step forward amidst the spike in COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles County and the state of California.

Now soap fans will have to wait and see if General Hospital and The Young and the Restless begin their productions in the middle of July; as last projected by both series, or if there will be further delays due to the ongoing crisis for the safety of everyone involved at the shows.

So, excited to learn Casey’s news that there is a new episode of B&B on the horizon for viewers to see? Comment below.

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‘Strahan, Sara and Keke’ Canceled by ABC; Show Aired In Timeslot That Once Housed ‘All My Children’

No matter a network tries to do, replacing All My Children, which ran for 41 years on ABC has remained as everyone that follows the world of daytime drama knows, problematic.  Now come word via Page Six that Strahan, Sara and Keke has been canceled.

The show hosted by Michael Strahan, Sara Haines and Keke Palmer if you recall, replaced the foodie show, The Chew which ran for seven seasons and was the first show to air in the timeslot that belonged for over four decades to All My Children. 

Back in March of this year, Strahan, Sara and Keke took a break to make way for ABC’s News  Pandemic: What You Need to Know, a daily coronavirus report anchored by Amy Robach, Dr. Jen Ashton and sometimes TJ Holmes.

However, because the show did well in that two-week experimental run it morphed into GMA 3: What You Need to Know.  The new version of the show also talked about hot topics in the current news cycle, as well.

ABC’s Catherine McKenzie began producing the “GMA3” show four months ago and the network officially announced her as Executive Producer of the program on Thursday.

While ABC has yet to officially announce Strahan, Sara and Keke is over, a spokesperson told Page Six: “We’re proud of our teams at ‘SSK’ and ‘GMA3’ and how quickly they transitioned to producing a daily show to give people the news and information they need during an unprecedented pandemic, and conversations continue about how the show will evolve in the months ahead.”

It appears that Strahan, Sara and Keke won’t be returning; the future as many of their staff have transitioned over to ‘GMA 3’ with producers from ABC News Live, (the streaming division), helmed by McKenzie.

As for the futures of Strahan, Haines and Palmer; Strahan will continues to host Good Morning America, and they are all actively under contract with the network.

So, what do you think of  ‘Strahan, Sara and Kek’e being replaced by ‘GMA 3: What You  Need to Know’?  How long do you think that show will last in the timeslot once taken up by residents of Pine Valley? Comment below.

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