Sad news for Australian Days of our Lives fans. Channel Nine, stating commercial reasons, has dumped Days of our Lives from its Daytime line-up.
Channel Nine did the same with The Young and the Restless, in 2007. The Young and the Restless was quickly snapped up by pay TV provider Foxtel, however. Nine replaced The Young and the Restless with a chat show that no longer remains on the air today.
This phenomenon will sound familiar to fans of ABC’s cancelled soap opera’s All My Children and One Life to Live. The lifestyle shows that replaced at least on of those soaps has also been cancelled, while the soaps, All My Children and One Life to Live have found a new life on the internet.
All My Children and One Live to Live start their internet run on April 29, 2013. That is the Monday after Days of our Lives will last air on free to air TV in Australia.
The last of the sands will flow through the Days of our Lives hourglass on Channel Nine on Friday April 26, 2013.
Sony is reportedly looking for a new partner in Australia. Could Foxtel possibly give Days of our Lives a place in its line-up as well? At least that would be the end of a summer of cricket pre-emptions.
Days of our Lives has been renewed in the US through to September 2014.
In contrast to Channel Nine’s approach to daytime soap operas – that is dumping them, Channel Ten has recently added a second screening of The Bold and the Beautiful each day. First run episodes of The Bold and the Beautiful run at 4.30pm each after noon, repeated the following morning at 9am.
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