EXCLUSIVE: Like sands through the hourglass….
Long-running US soaps Days of Our Lives and The Young & the Restless are returning to the Nine Network.
Days of Our Lives ran for 45 years on Nine before being dumped in 2013, sending fans into a spin.
Several months later it resumed in free streaming at Crackle.com before Foxtel’s Arena fast-tracked the series in 2014 “day and date” with the United States.
Both Days and Y&R will continue to be fast-tracked by Arena, which retains a 90 day exclusivity on all media. There is no change to Foxtel’s deal.
But after a 6 year absence Free to Air viewers will pick up on recent storylines through 9GEM and 9Now, from September.
Nine Program Director Hamish Turner told TV Tonight, “Both Young & the Restless and Days of our Lives were a huge part of Nine’s daytime heritage for over 31 and 45 years respectively.
“After 6 years off Free to Air we’re bring back the DRAMA!”
Updated: DOOL returns 1pm Monday Sept 2 on 9GEM and Y&R from 2pm. Due to M classification marathon stunts will no longer proceed this Saturday.