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NBC Execs Weigh-In On DAYS Future And Remain Hopeful!

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After all the rumors began circulating that NBC’s longest running dramatic series, Days of our Lives may be cancelled in favor of a new daytime talk show hosted by former Fox news anchor, Megyn Kelly who signed a lucrative deal with the peacock network, fans of the soap have been concerned.

However, on Wednesday at the network’s TCA (Television Critics Association) panel, NBC entertainment president, Bob Greenblatt addressed the future of the 51-year-old soap opera with its beloved characters and the town of Salem.

Greenblatt expressed to TV Line: “We don’t make a decision for another couple months. But I don’t think it’s over yet.”  As to how Kelly coming over to the network immediately had people thinking that DAYS’ days were numbered, the exec added:  “Everybody assumed that she would kill that show. And that’s a bad assumption.  It’s still too early to know where she’s going to be in daytime. And we have a lot of news hours in daytime, so there’s some flexibility.”

As to if Days of our Lives fans worst nightmare were to come true, Greenblatt revealed he would give the show as much notice as possible, “We would try to do that. Unfortunately, soap operas are written so far ahead of when they air… like, six months. But yeah, we would try to be respectful.”

In addition, NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke told Deadline on DAYS future, “We hope that the show comes back.”  While Greenblatt told the outlet, “I think we will know more in couple of months. As they age, these shows diminish, there is a lot of delayed viewing and very little linear viewing anymore, you have to keep looking at that.” Deadline also shared that they are hearing that the odds are in favor of DAYS getting its renewal pick-up.

So, what do you think of the thoughts expressed by Robert Greenblatt and Jennifer Salke on the future of Days of our Lives?  Will there be more DAYS ahead? Share your comments below.

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Pam
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Pam

Please it’s a great show let it continue.

Tina
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Tina

We don’t need another daytime talk show really . Everybody I know watches Days. I myself now at age 55, remember coming home from kindergarten and watching Days with my mom. I have continued to watch all these years . Love the show and would hate to see it go for another talk show . Believe me if NBC wants to upset a lot of viewers that is exactly what will happen if Days gets axed. Keep Days ALIVE!

Judy
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Judy

I watch it all my life too I Wont watch it if it repaces days we dont need another take it all I watch on nbc anyway I still en joy the show we can ask god to save it you just have to belive

Johnny
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Johnny

I believe in miracles,. days will be saved. I have a good feeling,. days will stay on the air amen

MICHELLE
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MICHELLE

I know it’s a different network, but after what Brian Frons did to AMC and OLTL over at ABC, I believe absolutely nothing that comes out of the mouth of Daytime Executives. The bottom line is they don’t care. NBC will cancel DAYS without a backward glance. Frons cancelled the ABC soaps, lied to Susan Lucci after she asked TPTB point blank if the rumors were true — and laughed at the people who were outside protesting. No, I’m afraid DAYS is in its last days… SIGN OF THE TIMES

Dorothy
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Dorothy

Please do not cancel this – It is great to watch — Just wish they never cancelled Another World !!!

Patrick
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Patrick

@NBC – and – @ SONY

please… just let it alone… it’s been a staple… of your daytime lineup for … 50+ years

serials are meant to be built around

DO NOT be the one network… no matter the bottom line… to lose ground and any foundation… daytime ratings must generate some monies…

I LOVE THIS SHOW

Claudio
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Claudio

Me too Patrick,. I love Days. Deadline.com did say, Days has a 60 percent chance that it will get renewed for one more year. Lets hope this is true
We fans need to stick together. Days is getting better. I love that Leann Hunley is back as Anna Dimera. I adore Leann Hunley, you love her too Patrick. I always read your comments, always agree with your comments. They need to sign Leann to a contract, she is a wonderful actress. They better not cancel Days, I will be devasted if they do.

Peter
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Peter

Claudio you are my hero,. I could kiss you lol. Your post is terrific. Leann Hunley is the bomb. The lady can act, and is gorgeous for her age. Leann is 62 years old, sexy mama. Lol.

Katiek
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Katiek

Days is great, but could be fantastic again if they
Would bring back the Vets and focus on them.
I know I could never watch Megan if she replaced
Days.

Darren
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Darren

Megan is very annoying,. I don’t like her at all. Days needs to get renewed and the show is getting better now. I have a feeling, that Tony Dimera is alive. I hope that I am right. Recast Sierra with Brittany Underwood ex Langston OLTL, she is a terrific actress. Get rid of Claire, she is very annoying and not a very good actress. I am sure, she is a terrific lady, but that’s how I feel. Keep Carrie and Austin, I love there acting. A suggestion bring back Wayne northrop, the original Roman Brady. Josh Taylor was miscast as… Read more »

Judy
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Judy

Please let it continue we love it like a old and dear we all pray to god that it says on and may God bless you all

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

NBC sucks peacock if it cancels DAYS!

davlestev1
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davlestev1

The announcement will come between March and April.. The final show will be Christmas 2017 or just after New Years 2018.. Mark my words!!

Linda
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Linda

Are you insane, stop spreading rumors. Days will be back for at least one more season, They will announce it in March.

kelli
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kelli

Dave you need to stay on your meds,. Days is not getting cancelled.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Linda and Kelli…insane or sane meds or no meds..DAYS will go into that long dark night..the abyss of cancellation whether we like it or not it’s inevitable.

Anne
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Anne

To davlestev1- So, you know for a fact what NBC will decide. You really must allow me access to that crystal ball of yours. Will you publicly admit that you were wrong if the cancellation announcement doesn’t come between March and April? Just wondering!

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Anne if you follow along with Mr.Fairman’s site. .on a DAILY basis..as I most certainly do and couldn’t imagine it as not a part of one the daily things I look forward to.. .then you will know that with the announcement of Ron Carlivati..on this very informative site. .I gladly rescinded this post and said as much. Obviously I was having my crystal ball serviced. .hee hee..or I would have seen that coming.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Clever!

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

If they do away with the sand, people shall and will dig up dirt on Greenblatt and Salke!! They should choose sand over dirt or their “days” could be numbered too.

su0000
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su0000

This is encouraging and hopeful ..(not
;;;;;As to if Days of our Lives fans worst nightmare were to come true, Greenblatt revealed he would give the show as much notice as possible, “We would try to do that. Unfortunately, soap operas are written so far ahead of when they air… like, six months. But yeah, we would try to be respectful.”;;;;

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Ikr su0000 they’re already carrying around the ashes of the final filmed script in an urn

Patrick
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Patrick

it’s a wonderful thing… that Ryan Quan… A NEW HEADWRITER… generates a comeback… w/ Dena Higley

this show finds its way back

it’s absolute comeback and splash

along with Y& R at least I’m hoping

I pick these these two shows to share

yet @DAYS rides on it’s own… class

GramS
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GramS

Execs need to stop flogging a dead horse. Promises of the return to legacy have fallen by the wayside…the veterans have either moved on or they are staying as far from this total flop as possible. Let’s be honest; the failure to replace actors who played Sami, EJ and yes Bo were the biggest mistakes made. TPTB refusal to stop this stupid filming 6 months in advance should have their head examined. It leaves no opportunity to correct errors etc. A big example of this is the possible sighting of our beloved Stefano. The actor died immediately prior to the… Read more »

Anne
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Anne

I believe that both Kristen Alfonso and legions of fans will react very badly to the idea of another actor been given the role of Bo Brady. These fans will never stop hoping that Peter Reckell will change his mind and return to DOOL. As for Kristen Alfonso, the last time they cast another actor, Robert Kelker-Kelly, it did not end well. It’s more than difficult to stop the filming 6 months in advance since there are now six months worth of episodes that fans have no seen, if you get what I am saying. As for recasting EJ and… Read more »

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Why don’t you give the show a rest, GramS, instead of wishing for it to be gone? Others, including me, would like it to continue. As far as Stefano/Joseph are concerned, I’m happy I will “they” will be seen again!

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

*I’m happy “they” (Joseph as Stefano) will be seen again in just a matter of DAYS!

Eddie
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Eddie

It’s time to put this show out of its misery. It’s been a train wreck for several years now, and is a pale imitation of what it was in its glory days.

Kevin
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Kevin

Eddie have you lost your mind, Days is a terrific show. I will stick with Days. The storylines are getting better now. Days needs to stay on the air.

Anne
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Anne

To Eddie – if that is how you feel then simply stop watching Days. N o one is forcing you to keep watching.

Nicholas
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Nicholas

thank you michael fairman for getting to the bottom of the matter . yes days has improved greatly and people need to tune back in .

Kevin
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Kevin

I agree with you,. Days has improved. Storylines are getting better. I am sticking with Days. I am fed up with the lame cheesy talk shows. We need to watch Days, to stay on the air. They need to bring back Jack, Ej, Kristen and Sami Brady.

Lisa
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Lisa

I hope the NBC executives seriously take into account that there will not be an audience for Megan Kelly during that time slot… I know viewership for soaps is not what it used to be but Days is the last remaining daytime serial on NBC, it has so much history and an audience that has remained loyal to it, it would be a real shame and turn me off NBC forever if it goes away for yet another daytime talk show that will likely fail with in a year or two.

Rose
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Rose

I always love “corporate speaks”…”as they age, these shows diminish, there’s a lot of delayed viewing and not a lot of linear viewing anymore.” Maybe it’s just me but I get the feeling NBC is still hedging their bets on renewal. Hope I’m wrong for Days and it’s fans. Why do they write six months ahead?

mollie
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mollie

I don’t like the phrasing from these suits. “I don’t think it’s over YET”…doesn’t sound long term promising. I love Days and want it to continue.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

i know soaps are pricey and talk is cheap but tv networks need a variety of shows in their lineup… news and talk shows and reality shows maybe cheaper but there is too much of it that tv has become very boring that i leave it off most time…as a disabled person who is mostly home all the time due to private family matters ect. and battling depression i need my daily escape…

davlestev1
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davlestev1

It’s gone.. They’re not even bothering to be coy.. The decision was made.. The last shoes taped and NBC knows it and that’s too bad.. Down to three if cbs won’t take it.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Shows

Lorenzo
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Lorenzo

Dave, Days is not getting cancelled. Rumor is Days will get renewed for 1 more year. We dont need anymore garbage talk shows. We need to support Days, and the remaining soaps.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

I know the difference between a live fish on a hook and one that’s dead in the water. .”Seacrest out “!!

Leeza
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Leeza

You are freaking out lol. Days Of Our Lives is not on the chopping block. NBC know if they get rid of Days, people will not watch the replacement shows. Meghan Kelly is a has been air head.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Irregardless of what some think of her most important is the networks view of her importance. The same they had with Katie Couric. I have been watching soaps since 1969 and have watched nunerous come and go. By now you know the lingo when it comes to cancelation. The show is over and trying to be shopped elsewhere. Which won’t happen either. Like Rachel Maddow says “watch this space”.

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

This is a tough one to call because we all know how the Nielsen ratings show low numbers for DAYS but at the same time, I can’t picture NBC wanting to be the one major network that doesn’t have a soap in it’s afternoon lineup. I guess we wait and see what the decision will be in a couple of months.

Beth
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Beth

I don’t like megan Kelly .She belongs some where else. Pease don’ stop days. I so look forward to the show.I think that you will loose a lot if you stop the show .Megan is not a favoret of most people.

Mo
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Mo

I hope it stays. Let them look to ABC to see what happens when you get rid of soaps for other shows. The grass isn’t always greener. NBC has one soap. ONE HOUR OF THE DAY! How many hours of news and talk shows do they have? Way too many. I watch a little of the Today show in the morning and I DVR Days. I don’t watch their other programming–even if I’m home. And I won’t watch Megyn Kelly. Not a show I’m interested in.

Judy
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Judy

I havent watched the today show in a long time dont watch cbs a abc in the morning I Love to watch fox and friends I DVR days i still love it if it goes I wont watch NBC ever a gain dont watch nexwork tv now except for Gothem on fox They toll ed megan kelly the wound pay her what the where paying Bill O rilly and she tuned down to go to NBC what a joke I watch the whole time it been on they isnt anything left to take about we can pray that the live… Read more »

Mo
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Mo

I just watch the morning shows (I will switch channels between ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC) while getting my dog’s breakfast ready in the morning weekdays. So it’s not like I’m sitting down ensconced with NBC Today.

There are a lot of news channels. If people want news, let them watch those. Far too many talk shows and news on IMO.

mark
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mark

I dont think its going anywhere and megyn what’s her face isn’t worth it

Mo
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Mo

She is definitely not worth it. They tell Days they have to cut costs and the DiMera mansion is relegated to one tiny room, yet they’ve got millions to spend on this gal. Ridiculous!

damien
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damien

doesnt exactly sound encouraging

Barbara from Atlanta
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Barbara from Atlanta

While Greenblatt told the outlet, “I think we will know more in couple of months. As they age, these shows diminish, there is a lot of delayed viewing and very little linear viewing anymore, you have to keep looking at that.” What is so hopeful about this comment??? Days is in last place of the ratings for a pool of shows where NONE of them have stellar ratings. I don’t watch Days but am not hoping that it is cancelled. However, to think the show is in a good position to be renewed seems like wishful thinking. Greenblatt’s remark is… Read more »

aria
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aria

i don t watch dool but it would be sad to see one more soap go, to me it sounded like the executive at nbc were doing a lot of double talk, plus the today show is on 4 hours sure they can give megyn the 3rd hour its not that good anyways….

Rapids
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Rapids

The NBC exec doesn’t want to be besieged by soap fans right now so he beats around the bush. But his comments on viewership will drive the bus and Days will be canceled. I don’t think the fate is tied to Megan Kelly as much as it is tied to lousy ratings, poor demographics. TV is a business and one by one soaps are biting the dust. This year it will be Days, then GH. Maybe the CBS shows hang on another few years. The smart soap actors have long since moved to other gigs like Cameron Mathison and Rickey… Read more »

brenda
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brenda

please keep DAYS on the air. Put Ms. Kelly on after days

brenda
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brenda

I love Days.

Ray
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Ray

If the election taught me anything, it was do NOT believe the polls. I think it is crazy to believe that the ratings are as low as they say, yet 5,000 turn out for an event in Tennessee last year. If Anderson Cooper and Katie Couric can’t be successful in daytime, what makes NBC think we need another talk show? If the network would invest more money in the show for sets and other expenses, the quality and product would lead to better ratings. I am still not over losing “All My Children” five years ago. Please don’t make fans… Read more »

Suzy
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Suzy

I have been. DOOL fan since the very beginnng. My mom still watches it. My children watch it. My nieces watch it. And I am sure when I ever have any – my grandchildren will watch it. Great show. Love the characters. Please don’t take it off the air.

Patrick
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Patrick

i’m going to be scared and every gamut of emotion… till it reads mine

OURS to share

long live a staple that reigned so much dream so much let so much YES this show rocks

DAYS LIVES

shapero maureen
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shapero maureen

Please do not cancel Days I really love this show its exciting and the characters are well written and stories are interesting and you care about them. I really like all the mystery and all the super couples.

soapboy
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soapboy

All Mr. Greenblatt has to consider is how ABC has fallen since cancelling OLTL.

Just Sayin .

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Give us your decision, Jennifer Salke. Hopefully, you won’t become a stalkee!

I don’t like your tone, Robert Greenblatt. Let’s hope you don’t come up with a green bladder!

Renew DAYS or the voodoo begins!

Joyce
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Joyce

Days has been on for year’s and if they take it off to put someone like Megan on in it’s place the network need’s there heads examined. She’s the last person I would tune in to watch. Thank god for cable , at least there would be something else to tune in to. Keep Days on.

Anthony
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Anthony

Don’t watch Days. Did spend a summer with it during the Denise Alexander/Susan Martin storyline; the Susan Flannery/Laura Horton days, and the Doug/Julie/Addie triangle, but not much after that. (Was elated when Denise Alexander came to GH as Lesley Williams!) Anyway – as an avid viewer of OLTL I can say that all these proclamations from NBC execs – if you read between the lines – all sound very much like DOOL will be cancelled. Their statements come across as Brian Frons-speak. And we all know what he did. Sorry.

clb
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clb

Barbara Bloom sounded like that new NBC exec when she cancelled ATWT and GL. Get ready Days fans — the sand may no longer flow in the hourglass. Another stupid executive that wants to put on another talk show on daytime — and a news one at that! More fake political news to confuse the public. Bob Greenblatt has a not so impressive resume so he is going to tell me what I need to watch. And Megan is in love with herself anyway – just put her in front of a mirror and let her kiss herself. OMG!

lecia
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lecia

Why the hate for Meghan K. The show has had years to get the ratings up but failed. Mostly due to the stubborn refusal of the powers that be to get rid of the six month film schedule, break up their aging super couples and the failure to make hard choices as to which vets should go and who should stay. And don’t get me started on musical chairs with Dena H. Very talented cast that in the hands of the right writers could have saved the show. Its sad to see the show cancelled but all good things come… Read more »

Sandy J.
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Sandy J.

Although I’m not a regular viewer of Days, I’d hate to see the show go off the air. Bob Greenblatt was incorrect, however, in assuming that all soaps tape six months in advance. To the best of my knowledge, only Days does that. Which brings me to the best reason not to tape six months in advance: so many things can happen in and to this world in the course of half a year that the writers couldn’t possibly include in their episodes. The biggest example of that is the very sad death of Joe Mascolo and any knowledge of… Read more »

xmascarol
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xmascarol

Oh please don’t cancel Days I have been watching it for over 30 years now.Just what we don’t need another useless boring talk show.How about another soap?Not to replace Days but to ditch these awful talk shows,They are a complete waste of time.Back to Days I love Chad and the new Abby isn’t all that bad either.As far as Stephano goes I don’t know what to think. Save Days I looked forward to watching it everyday.No more talk shows.It is a big part of my days lol

Jaime
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Jaime

I hope days continues.
But it must stop allowing divas to direct input on stories!

Barry_K
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Barry_K

Days Fans, Y & R Fans, B & B Fans, and GH Fans: Cancellations are just a matter of time. We said it wouldn’t happen to the others: and it did. And when this crop of soaps are gone, you’ll realize (too late) how much time you wasted on fictional towns and fictional characters. I am speaking from experience.

Sandy
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Sandy

Such negativity, I have been watching soaps since they aired and I don’t feel I am wasting my time.

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REPORT: Days of our Lives Renewal Update: Sony and NBC In Talks, Insiders Optimistic While Show Pauses Production

Every year around this time, Days of our Lives renewal has been its own cliffhanger.  With the show taping episodes so far in advance and wrapping their current season, the series paused production and went dark on April 16th, according to TV Line.

Now comes the waiting game and according to a report from Deadline on Wednesday, NBC and Sony are continuing to be in talks to bring the series back for its 57th season. While no one from any camp is officially commenting on the negotiations, their sources are reporting that things do look optimistic, as of now.

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The report indicates that in anticipation of a renewal, the producers have been making if-come deals with key cast members in the past few weeks and the writing team is said to be hard at work on potential scripts for the new season.

In the past, DAYS’ renewal had taken several months to pan out, because of how the show’s distributor Sony Pictures Television has to adjust its business model to continue the show without going in the red.

Even though over the years DAYS had declined in the linear ratings, there appears to be a commitment by the studio and NBC to find ways to keep it on the air.

So, are you hopeful that DAYS will survive yet another negotiation for renewal? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: What Did You Think of the Reveal of Who Killed Charlie?

“Sorry Charlie!” Those were the clever words said by the killer of the evil Charlie Dale (Mike Manning) on Days of our Lives.  But evil kinda knows evil, and thus viewers learned in a reveal just who was the culprit.

DAYS fans begin to get to the truth when on Monday’s episode, while under hypnosis from Marlena (Deidre Hall), John (Drake Hogestyn) recalls opening the door to the apartment in time to see someone in a red coat with a hood (very ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ but with a fashion flare) shoot Charlie.

When “Doc” brings John out of his hypnotic state, she asks him who fired the gun?  John is horrified as he reveals it was their daughter, Belle! (Martha Madison). John shares that Belle was wearing the coat they gave her for Valentine’s Day.  A shocked John utters, “My God, Doc. Our little girl blew that punk away.”  However, Marlena refuses and does not believe Belle would shoot and kill Charlie, let alone anyone.

Jan (Heather Lindell) shows up at Marlena’s office and tells John and Marlena she is not going to be locked up, because of the deal she made for her freedom. Then, we see Jan get more inquisitive into what John and Marlena were discussing before she walked in on them.  They leave to go talk to Belle to get answers, while Jan sneaks back into the office and into Marlena’s drawer to retrieve the recording device to find out exactly what John and Marlena were talking about.

It is there when Jan is alone that viewers learn what happened the night of Charlie’s death. Jan is listening to the recording of John telling Marlena that Belle shot Charlie, but that he didn’t see Belle’s face because she was wearing the red coat.

Next, Jan flashes back to Charlie saying, “Don’t shoot,” and then firing a gunshot as Charlie falls to the ground.  We see the visual of the face of the person in the red coat and it’s Jan!  Next, Jan smirks and says, “Sorry, Charlie.”

So it seems Jan Spears has an ultimate revenge plot to rid Belle once and for all and have her locked behind bars.  How long will it be before the other Salemites catch on that Jan is the murderer?

So, were you happy to see it was Jan who was the one who killed Charlie? Did you suspect it was her? Share your thoughts in the comment section.  But first, watch the moment the killer is revealed below.

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DAYS Alison Sweeney on Working with Bryan Dattilo: “28 Years Later, Some Things Never Change. Still Laughing Between Takes and Grateful to Have Such a Talented Supportive Co-Star”

This week, Days of our Lives viewers have witnessed that Sami Brady DiMera (Alison Sweeney) and Lucas Horton (Bryan Dattilo) hit the sheets, and Lumi fans everywhere rejoiced!

On and off, for almost three decades. Alison Sweeney and Bryan Dattilo have played the relationship between these two exes who share children together to the hilt, because Sami and Lucas’ history is well … complicated.

But, what will happen if and when EJ finds out that Sami had sex with her ex? Stay tuned.

In the meantime, Alison took to her Instagram and shared her thoughts alongside photos of her and Bryan, then and now.

Over the years, Bryan had remained one of Alison’s good friends.

Sweeney expressed: “I have always had such fun working with @bryan.dattilo !! 28 years later, some things never change. Still laughing between takes and grateful to have such a talented, supportive costar. Thanks @nbc for this great archive photo! And so grateful to @nbcdays for the incredible opportunity to play Sami.”

What did you think of the scenes where Sami and Lucas slept together and its aftermath thus far? Comment below.

 

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