Days of our Lives will not be following the path of All My Children and One Life to Live, it was announced today by Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment.When thehollywoodknow asked Greenblatt about the future of NBC’s only remaining daytime drama, he said, “Talk about aging shows. My hat is off to them as they creatively keep these things going. It is the only soap that we have. I think it does relatively well for us.”
As to whether or not he thinks the soap might pick up additional audience once the two ABC shows air their finales, he says, “I think you might be right that some of these [soaps] going away may open up an audience. You may also be seeing this genre going into the twilight years with all the other talks shows and games shows [coming up]. At the moment we are happy with its performance I think it will be on for a while.”
As for all the cast changes at Days, Greenblatt indicated that the network had not dictated any of those” “None of those changes have been at our request,” he said.