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.
With the Megyn Kelly drama now behind the network following news of the former FOX News Channel journalist taking over the third hour of "The Today Show" with her own new morning program, NBC has finally made a decision on the future of NBC's "Days of our Lives" and it's a positive one.
As previously reported, NBC has officially renewed "Days of our Lives" for next season, the show's 51st. In announcing the pickup, Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment, said, "NBC is incredibly proud of the legacy of 'Days of our Lives' and we couldn’t be more excited to brings its fans new stories for the 51st season.
While the fate of NBC's "Days of our Lives" beyond this season remains unknown, its renewal chances have greatly increased following recent chatter by two of the network's top executives.
In her first starring role on television since the end of ABC's "Desperate Housewives," NBC announced today that it has given a 13 episode series order to "Telenovela," a comedy that follows all the crazy antics from behind the scenes of a popular Spanish telenovela which will star <strong>Eva Longoria</strong> as Ana Maria, the diva-ish star of Latin America's most beloved telenovela, who strives to stay on top in a world where the drama on-camera is nothing compared to the drama off-camera. The actress will also serve as an executive producer on the Universal Television and Unbelievable Entertainment produced comedy.
“Days of our Lives” has been on fire lately with a plethora of steamy fall storylines, and something exciting has happened behind the scenes, as well: The show’s executive producer, <strong>Ken Corday</strong>, was awarded Operation Smile’s John Connor Humanitarian Award!
Having catapulted to the number one spot in the 18-49 demo and experienced double digit improvement in many time slots, NBC has announced its upcoming fall 2014-2015 primetime schedule. The network is introducing a portfolio of new content that will be joining veteran shows “About a Boy,” “The Blacklist,” “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago P.D.,” “Grimm,” “Hannibal,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Parenthood,” “Parks and Recreation,” “America Ninja Warrior,” “America’s Got Talent,” "The Biggest Loser," “Celebrity Apprentice,” “Hollywood Game Night” and “The Voice.”
It's not often that you'll see the big four networks - ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox - working together, but this past Thursday, representatives from each network put the competition aside for a good cause.
After much anticipation, NBC announced today that it has renewed "Days of our Lives" through the 2015-16 television season. The renewal ensures the soap will celebrate its 50th year on television. The series debuted on November 8, 1965.
On Monday, June 17, in honor of "Days of our Lives" taking home its first Emmy Award in 35 years for Outstanding Drama Series during the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards the night before, the NBC Daytime drama series celebrated its Emmy win in style with cast and crew partaking in champagne. In addition to celebratory words from executive producer Ken Corday, NBC provided the series with a framed congratulatory document that read "Congratulations!! We are so proud. Cheers to your well-deserved honor, Bob, Jen, Bruce, Rebecca and all of your fans at NBC!!!"
As expected, NBC has renewed "Days of our Lives" through September 2014. The news comes just days after NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said, “I think ‘DAYS’ is going to stick around,” during NBC's portion of the Television Critics Association winter press tour. “I don’t know that I’m at liberty to say that officially yet, but it’s not going anywhere," Greenblatt added. The "DAYS" renewal was announced today by Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment.