NBC Exec on ‘DAYS’: “We Hope It Stays on the Schedule Forever”


During NBC’s portion of the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Thursday, , president, NBC Entertainment, was asked questions about the upcoming 2017-18 television season and the success of the network’s primetime lineup — the network finished #1 in the key sales demo. But one question on the minds of many was the status of “,” which was renewed through September 2018 earlier this year.

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“We’re feeling really great about the new team in place and we’re evaluating it as it goes,” said Salke to a room full of journalists, according to Soap Opera Digest. “Right now, we’ve been so focused on the fall and making all these [new] shows. We love the new ‘DAYS’ and we hope it stays on the schedule forever … Everyone’s feeling really good.”

The new “DAYS” Salke is referring to is led by head writer (formerly of “” and “”), whose material began airing on Wednesday, July 19.

  • ctshar

    Steal a few more ununsed hot talents from GH and Days will be on its way to a multi-year renewal like the CBS soaps. ABC’s Sonny show is giving Ron and NBC some awesome talent to poach, steal them!!

  • JayTN

    This is really just a half-hearted endorsement of “Days”, in my opinion. Salke says that the network feels “really great” about the behind-the-scenes management, but quickly adds that “we are evaluating it as it goes”, which means that they are essentially “waiting and seeing” if the numbers improve. She also admits that NBC hasn’t really been paying attention to “Days” by focusing on primetime, which is really earth shattering news.

    Salke is likely trying to avoid what happened when former NBC president Jeff Zucker casually mentioned that the network would not likely renew “Days” during a similar get together. The ratings almost immediately had a noticeable drop. “Days” had much higher numbers at that time, so a similar drop could be catastrophic for the soap.