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.