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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.

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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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davlestev1
davlestev1

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
davlestev1

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
Violet Lemm2

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
davlestev1

@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.

Davy
Davy

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
davlestev1

@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
4ever DAYS

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

Richard Signorelli
Richard Signorelli

davy you are missing out it has been great tune in

Momo
Momo

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

Patrick Rose
Patrick Rose

Oh come on.. rest on Paul Telfer so me

Patrick Rose
Patrick Rose

“dance”

Patrick Rose
Patrick Rose

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

Patrick Rose
Patrick Rose

DAYS , carries on;

“I Move”

Celia
Celia

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
Violet Lemm2

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
Celia

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.

Louie
Louie

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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Lee Phillip Bell, Legendary Co-Creator Of Y&R and B&B, Passes Away

The entire soap world and daytime community is saddened today with the news of the passing of a true icon and TV pioneer, Lee Phillip Bell.

According to her children, William James Bell, Brad Bell (EP and head writer, B&B) and Lauralee Bell Martin (Christine, Y&R), Lee passed away on February 25th at the age of 91.

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They shared: “Our mother was a loving and supportive wife, mother and grandmother.  Gracious and kind, she enriched the lives of all who knew her. We will miss her tremendously.”

Born in Chicago, Illinois on June 9, 1928, Bell was co-creator, along with her late husband William J. Bell, of two of daytime television’s most successful dramas: The Young and the Restless (Y&R), and The Bold and the Beautiful (B&B).

Bell’s career as a broadcast journalist began in Chicago, where she hosted and produced her own show, The Lee Phillip Show, for CBS TV for over 30 years. A pioneer in the evolution of the afternoon talk show format, Bell was a trailblazer in the exploration of timely social issues and concerns.  Additionally she produced and narrated numerous award-winning specials and documentaries covering social concerns such as foster children, the subject of rape, children and divorce, and babies born to women in prison, to name a few.. Bell interviewed heads of state such as Presidents Gerald Ford and Ronald Regan; film actors Judy Garland, Clint Eastwood and Jerry Lewis; musicians such as The Rolling Stones and The Beatles; television and stage stars such as Lucille Ball, Jack Benny and Oprah Winfrey; and many other politicians, authors, journalists, fashion designers and rock stars.

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She was awarded 16 regional (Chicago) Emmy awards and numerous Golden Mike awards. Bell is also the recipient of the Alfred I. Dupont/Columbia University Award for the special The Rape of Paulette, the first program in Chicago to explore the issue.  In 1977, she was the first woman to receive the coveted Governors Award from the Chicago chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.  In 1980, she was named “Person of the Year” by the Broadcast Advertising Club of Chicago and the “Outstanding Woman in Communications” by the Chicago YMCA.  She also received the Salvation Army’s William Booth Award for her distinguished career in communications and social service. Bell won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series as co-creator of The Young and the Restless in 1975 and was recipient of the Daytime Emmys’ Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.

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In addition to her children, Lee Phillip Bell is survived by her daughters-in-law Maria Arena Bell and Ambassador Colleen Bell, her son-in-law Scott Martin and eight grandchildren.

Since the news of Lee’s death, many stars from daytime have been sharing their remembrances and condolences of this great woman and what she meant to them.  We will share more on this story later today.

For now, share your condolences for the Bell family and your thoughts on the passing of this icon, Lee Phillip Bell in the comment section below.

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Ex-Nashville and GL’s Hayden Panettiere’s Boyfriend Arrested After Allegedly Punching Her

More upsetting news involving former ABC and CMT’s Nashville star (Ex-Juliette Barnes), Hayden Panettiere.  According to various reports, the actress was punched by her boyfriend Brian Hickerson with a closed fist in an incident that occurred in Wyoming, over the Valentine’s Day weekend.  He was arrested around 2:30am on February 14th.

According to TMZ: the police report said that Hayden revealed that she and Brian were in their bedroom when he started throwing her around and punched her.  The Teton County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a disturbance at a private residence. That caller said an intoxicated male was locked out of the home because he punched his girlfriend in the face.

Pantierre’s face was red and swollen, and she also had a scrape and swelling on her left hand; which she believed came from Hickerson’s watch during the altercation.  Deputies then decided to book Hickerson for domestic battery. He was also hit with a second charge of interfering with a police officer for allegedly refusing to identify himself.

Things looked like they had taken a turn for the better before the incident, noting that the couple moved past another altercation previously from 2019.  That case was dismissed, although he has left red marks on Pantierre’s body, because they could not find a “material witness”.

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Hayden and Brian have been dating since 2018.  Daytime fans remember first seeing Hayden as a young Lizzie Spaulding on Guiding Light.  She played Juliette on Nashville from 2012-2018.

So what do you think about the latest incident involving Hayden? Comment below.

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NATAS Launches New Streaming Service App As Destination To Watch Daytime Emmys and More

Looks like the place to view the Daytime Emmy ceremonies continue to change, and now evolve with the times, with news on Wednesday from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS).

While the annual kudofest used to be on major network television, the last several years have found the Emmys not having a broadcast outlet and having to be creative.  As fans of the daytime community know, most recently that show has been able to seen on You Tube, Twitter, and the like, via social media.

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Now comes word that NATAS has launched its very own streaming service app to be the epicenter for all of its award shows.  According to Variety: “The service, which doesn’t yet have a name (but will likely include “Emmy” in its title), will be unveiled in time for the Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards in April, and the Sports Emmys in May, both of which are administered by NATAS.”

With the introduction of the new OTT app, NATAS president and CEO Adam Sharp shared that viewers will know where to go instead of  how it went down in the recent previous years.“We were making it available on PCs and mobile in a clunky way. But with the Emmys OTT app available on any platform, if you want to watch on your phone you can watch on your phone. You want to watch on your TV, you can watch on your TV. And really be accessible to the audience. Wherever they are consuming the shows, we’re on it.”

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NATAS is reportedly building out the OTT app  be available on web, mobile, and major settop platforms including Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, Fire stick and Android TV.   The new app is said to be free, at least for now, and without commercials.

One more important note is that Sharp says to be on the lookout for more content to enhance the Emmy and award show experiences delivered from NATAS that will include: past awards ceremonies, as well as clips from the NATAS archives,.

In addition to that, looks like there will be some original short form content as well; including its first one “Behind the Emmy” that will combine backstage interviews, onstage acceptance speeches and some of the actual submitted content to really tell the story of the excellent creativity and production work that goes into winning that most coveted honor of excellence in television,” Sharp said.

So, what do you think about the upcoming launch of NATAS’ new app and the place to watch this year’s Daytime Emmys? Comment below.

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