Days of our Lives fans have been on pins and needles of late wondering if the series that turned 50-years-old this past November will continue on past its golden anniversary.
DAYS current deal with NBC does not expire until September of this year. However, since the show tapes six months in advance of airing, the sudser will fulfill its contract obligation of production of those episodes by early March. According to TV Line on Wednesday: NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke indicates that the future for DAYS looks bright. She cites that she is “optimistic” about the upcoming re-negotiation with all parties.
The NBC executive also noted that: “We’ve been really happy with the show. I’ve been over there seeing Ken and the team and the new writers. They’re an incredible group and we love the show. They got a (ratings) bump in the fall for their 50th anniversary. There’s a creative resurgence and exciting storytelling going on right now.”
Salke said one key component to their re-negotiation is with Sony relating: “We need to negotiate with Sony (Pictures Television), but I’m optimistic. We would like the show back.”
So, do you think that DAYS will continue its resurgence and get its network renewal? What do you think of the status of the show and its performance of late? The first week in January saw its hightest total viewer numbers in two years. Share your thoughts below!