Rumour: New deal looming for Days of our Lives

By David Knox on May 3, 2013 / Filed Under News 32

daysRumours are swirling that a new broadcast deal is close for legendary soap, Days of our Lives.

Nine ended its 45 year run broadcast last Friday but Sony has been determined to find a new home for DOOL fans.

A Foxtel spokesperson told TV Tonight, “The distributor of Days of our Lives has informed Foxtel the series has been sold to another commercial network. It will not be screening on Foxtel.”

But sources at both Seven and TEN have denied any deal with Sony -at least at this juncture.

Sony also told TV Tonight, “I can’t comment on discussions but rest assured we are committed to finding a new home.”

It’s almost sounding like a soapie plot in itself…


  1. andy pandy May 11, 2013 at 9:40 am -

    Secret Squirrel, could you please find out why there is now a message coming up saying ” Days of Our Lives on line has been terminated because we received multiple third party claims of copyright infringement regarding material the user posted”.

    Why would they do this on episodes over a year old?
    I knew it was too good to be true.

  2. Secret Squirrel May 4, 2013 at 12:19 pm -

    @Goatracer – did you not read the bit where Nine dropped DooL? Or are you implying that this is some sort of cunning plan to confound everybody?

  3. andy pandy May 4, 2013 at 8:11 am -

    Anyone who is interested in the “Will coming out” storyline, watch the episode dated 23rd Feb 2012 on Utube, its a cracker!
    And favourites return such as Lucas and Billie.

  4. Annette May 3, 2013 at 9:26 pm -

    Wouldlove it if seven bought the rights most of my tv viewing is on seven the only programme i watched on nine was Days of our lives

  5. alvar May 3, 2013 at 8:26 pm -

    Perfect fit for Ten – their daytime lineup is lacking since the axing of The Circle and Breakfast. Air it at 2pm and move Ready Steady Cook to 11am.

  6. Goatracer May 3, 2013 at 7:47 pm -

    I believe DOOL will be picked up by Nine,they don’t seem to know what they’ve got when they have it so it would only stand to reason they would more than likely pick up something they didn’t know they didn’t have.Did any one understand that,betcha Nine did.
    Having said that loving the “Arrow”then “The Following” double first time I have watched Nine for any more than 20 minutes since Thommo played cricket and am enjoying it so much I fear for it’s survival.

  7. danny May 3, 2013 at 6:56 pm -

    I hope Seven isn’t foolish enough to be buying this, unless they feel its in their best interests to have an output deal with Sony and again that would be a mistake because it’s not as though they have a reliable slate of programming.

    Seven should respect the older viewers that are used to seeing the midday movie, a timeslot that hasn’t been amended.

    Also, Seven have continually expressed interest in an output deal with Warner Bros. Studios. Securing this would be a big deal.

  8. stevie g May 3, 2013 at 5:13 pm -

    But the newer episodes aren’t as good. They’ve bought characters like Nick Fallon and Chloe, that used to be sympathetic characters and spoiled them, by making them the bad guys.

  9. maxxdude May 3, 2013 at 3:28 pm -

    I hope they do update it & whoever shows it will not preempt it with cricket or tennis etc so it falls further behind. Bold & Beautiful is only about 2-3 months behind the US & it would be nice if Days could either be the same or even fast tracked like ellen.
    I am glad it will be staying on FTA TV.

  10. stevie g May 3, 2013 at 3:14 pm -

    Hopefully it picks up from where nine left off (I’ve seen the next weeks eps on You tube and they are good. Plus if they skip any eps we will miss the whole Will coming out which is really good from all accounts.

  11. William May 3, 2013 at 2:29 pm -

    Who Do You Think You Are? Is in that time slot

  12. Natalie May 3, 2013 at 2:26 pm -

    Hopefully we hear some news soon, they must be close to making an announcement. I would assume Seven has more money to spend than Ten, but who knows? I could see Seven putting it on 7TWO alongside their morning soap line up, but I could also see it on Ten. Very interesting. Wish one of them would grab General Hospital while they’re at it!

  13. tvf May 3, 2013 at 2:25 pm -

    I think the question is when its determined which FTA channel gets days where will they begin it. Will they pick it up from where channel nine finished up or will they bring us more up to date.

  14. tvf May 3, 2013 at 2:23 pm -


    maybe channel nine could finally air season 4 of drop dead diva in that timeslot next week.

  15. peter May 3, 2013 at 2:00 pm -

    Meanwhile as I was checking the epg last night for ch 9 next Thursday at 2 pm it was “To be Advised”

  16. William May 3, 2013 at 1:24 pm -

    It should replace shows like Bondi Rescue, Bondi Vet, The Biggest Loser, MasterChef (this is for daytime content)

  17. Secret Squirrel May 3, 2013 at 1:23 pm -

    @andy pandy – glad to be of service. The internet is a magical place full of wonderous treasure.

    I agree that DooL is unlikely to go to a mulitchannel unless a cheaper deal has been negotiated (Sony may have preferred that to not selling it at all).

  18. R0bberD0g May 3, 2013 at 12:56 pm -

    It would be good for Channel Ten to put it on before The Bold and Beautiful, as a lead up to it, but I agree Channel Ten could edit this to a five minute episode, is the rating for the show suppost to be M and they have just edited it to make it PG??

  19. deedeedragons May 3, 2013 at 12:09 pm -

    Like if it was 7. Doubt it though.

  20. jmanwf May 3, 2013 at 11:44 am -

    Ha ha thats classic so true: It’s almost sounding like a soapie plot in itself…

  21. JennyW May 3, 2013 at 11:14 am -

    Great news for us DOOL fans! I think 7two (they’ve shown UK and NZ soaps) or Ten. I don’t care what channel it is I just want DOOL back on air soon.

  22. Jake S May 3, 2013 at 11:08 am -

    Curious too is that (here in Sydney at least) Seven has taken off Dr Oz, which was airing at 2pm, for re-runs of Winners and Losers, meaning it now competes head to head with DOOL’s replacement on Nine, re-runs of House Husbands.

  23. aussie May 3, 2013 at 11:06 am -

    god help us if TEN get it – they will edit the hell out of it regardless of the timeslot

  24. stevie g May 3, 2013 at 10:18 am -

    Gosh, this is taking so long. Seven would be a bad choice, as they break for tennis over summer. And 72 even took their re-run soaps off last summer. The best possible choice is ten and there’s so much room in their schedule.

  25. Jason May 3, 2013 at 9:23 am -

    I notice 7 has been screening quite a few Sony titles lately.
    Why would someone pay big $$$ to put it on a “multichannel” when 9 couldn’t afford it for their main channel?

  26. jezza the first original one May 3, 2013 at 9:16 am -

    channel 31 or NITV

  27. andy pandy May 3, 2013 at 8:23 am -

    It’s a bit too late now, thanks to secret squirrel, I have been watching the episodes on line, they only go for 37 minutes without the ads. I am already up to March 2012!, wheras its only Xmas 2011 on tv here.
    Anyone interested, the Willbeing gay storyline is terrific, the guy playing Will did an awesome acting job, I heard he won an Emmy for it and no wonder!

  28. D@GP May 3, 2013 at 8:21 am -


  29. aussie May 3, 2013 at 6:58 am -

    Who do u think David?

  30. Sammo360 May 3, 2013 at 6:21 am -


  31. Sammee May 3, 2013 at 5:30 am -

    I don’t mind who gets the show although ten needs these viewers more.If seven gets it they could show it between 12 & 1pm.If ten gets it they could show it before Dr Phil.Here’s hoping!

  32. MHA May 3, 2013 at 5:17 am -

    No doubt is going to a digital multichannel, won’t be on any main channel ever again.

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