If you’re a Days of Our Lives fan you know that the sands through the hourglass are undergoing big changes right now. Especially for viewers in Australia.
Storylines are at a premium, with Jennifer waking up from coma to find out she had been asleep all year… drama, drama, drama…
But Foxtel viewers on Tuesday were shocked to skip an episode which addressed big storylines. Instead they skipped forward to the next episode, which was yet to screen in the US.
TV Tonight understands international distributors delivered the wrong episode, perhaps in response to extra-security measures.
A Foxtel statement said, “Due to a technical delivery issue, the incorrect Days of our Lives episode aired on Tuesday. The correct episode (that should have aired on Tuesday) will be available to stream On Demand from Thursday, or broadcast on FOX One (Ch101) Saturday afternoon. We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience and confusion caused to our DOOL fans!”
But the drama doesn’t end there.
In the US the entire cast have been released from contract and the show put into hiatus.
But it could be a negotiating ploy on the part of producers….
Executive producer Ken Corday recently told Andrew Mercado at Mediaweek, “Days is the most watched show on the NBC website, and that includes all their prime time shows. We are now at the table renegotiating for a better deal because the production company gains no revenue from that.”
Days of our Lives also recently moved to FOX One which has also entailed a price rise for Foxtel Now customers.