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

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During NBC’s portion of the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Thursday, Jennifer Salke, 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 “Days of our Lives,” 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 Ron Carlivati (formerly of “General Hospital” and “One Life to Live”), whose material began airing on Wednesday, July 19.