‘Days Of Our Lives’ Cancelled After 50th Anniversary; NBC Talks Renewal, Cancellation Rumors
“Days of Our Lives” is reportedly on the verge of being cancelled after the NBC series had a huge drop in viewership. Rumor has it that the series will be shelved after its 50th anniversary.
According to Enstarz, “Days of Our Lives” could soon be cancelled as the audience were slowly losing interest. The website claimed that a leaked e-mail from Sony hinted that the day time soap would only air a year tops after its 50th anniversary.
New writers were also being hired in an attempt to give the series a fresh start. Josh Griffith and Dena Higley had replaced current writers Christopher Whitesell and Gary Tomlin to save the show. According to Inquistr, show runners decided to replace Whitesell and Tomlin after the ratings of the series significantly dropped.
Although it’s still not confirmed if “Days of Our Lives” will be cancelled, it’s interesting to note that several characters have already left the series, including Alison Sweeney and James Scott, who portrayed Samit Brady and EJ DiMera, both fan favourite characters.
The longest running drama series drops low in getting good ratings for the network as compared to its competing shows – CBS’s “The Young and The Restless”, “The Bold and The Beautiful” and ABC’s “General Hospital”.
NBC has yet to release an official statement with regards to “Days of Our Lives” cancellation rumors. The network was said to discuss the show’s future by the end of 2015, or early 2016.
There you have it on the latest news about “Days of Our Lives”. Do you think NBC’s daytime soap would soon be cancelled? Will the new writers be able to increase the show’s ratings? Tell us what you think in the comments below.
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