Sony Television President, Steve Mosko spoke with the Los Angeles Times for an interview on the state of SONY Television affairs and shows, and his upcoming 20th anniversary at the helm.
The head honcho was questioned about how long he thinks his studio soap properties, The Young and the Restless, and Days of our Lives can survive in a climate where daytime dramas seem to be dropping like flies.
Mosko responded, “The great ones will be around forever, and the good news is we’ve seen growth in both soaps. I learned the hard way how passionate the audience is about these shows. We were in contract negotiation with ["The Young and the Restless" star] Eric Braden and there was some disagreement over it — and the show’s fans were up in arms. Some people were kind of getting angry with me. I had death threats based on not getting the Eric Braden deal done.”