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|bellcurve||Oct 19 2008, 04:06 AM|
A significant cut can also mean cancellation too.
Not trying to rain on anyone's parade here. But regardless of whether it has happened or not, DAYS' renewal should have been confirmed by the network or Corday long ago. It restores faith in local affiliates for the upcoming 2009 season, it gives the actors, cast, and crew a reason not to look for other work, and it is just good business period.
The first thing I thought about was the daypart when I saw that they are cutting back by $500 Million. That's one of the first places networks make cuts. And not to mention bigger affiliates want more money and more control over their daytime skeds.
DAYS' licensing fees won't come cheap. Not to mention SOAPnet, another source of revenue keeping the show alive, can't wait to get rid of it for another primetime or reality acquisition. The fact that DAYS is pushed into the graveyard or pre-empted on SOAPnet is very telling.
There are rumors everywhere about all three networks making significant cuts or axing certain programs altogether. Nothing in safe in this economic climate.
NBC has been on a mission to kill this show since 99. And now that DAYS is no longer profitable for its affiliates, NBC might be pressured into axing DAYS. Especially if markets start dropping the show for low performances.
Edited by bellcurve, Oct 19 2008, 04:08 AM.
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