Ken Corday says he's following in his father's footsteps as DAYS moves to streaming

Posted Friday, August 26, 2022 2:37:34 PM
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Days of our Lives' executive producer, Ken Corday, says the soap's move to Peacock mirrors the "exciting and upward transition[s]" of shows like Guiding Light and As the World Turns, where his father, Ted Corday, worked in the 1950s.

Days of our Lives is moving to Peacock and will be available for streaming only beginning Monday, September 12. The NBC soap's executive producer, Ken Corday, has shared several interesting tidbits about the drama's unprecedented move, including the possibility of longer episodes and more "titillating" content.

Now, as the cast and crew celebrate the move to Peacock, Corday is likening the transition to some of the pioneering moves made by soap operas in the middle of the 20th century.

"In the early 1950's my father, Ted Corday, the creator of Days of our Lives, was directing The Guiding Light, a 15 minute daytime drama on CBS radio and also on the new CBS television network. Same script. Same cast. Same day. Both broadcasts were live to the nation. Radio at 11:00 and television at 2:00 ... both live broadcasts," Corday shared in a statement. "He told his radio staff in 1956 that they would all be out of work within a few years because everyone would be watching this new thing called TV instead of listening to the radio. He was right. He was a pioneer."

Corday continued, "Later he directed and produced As the World Turns solely on CBS television. It became the first half-hour daytime drama. In 1975, DAYS went from a half-hour show to an hour show. He never feared change or what the future held... he embraced both. That pioneering spirit has been evident in the many thousands of episodes of DAYS produced over the last 58 years. Now we have pioneered into the streaming world of television in 2022 on the NBC Peacock platform. It is only appropriate that DAYS is the first daytime drama to make a continuous transition from broadcast to streaming and it is a very exciting and upward transition."

To fans who fear that DAYS won't be the same when it begins airing on Peacock, Corday previously shared that the Peacock version will be "the same DAYS that you know and love." He also said the drama is changing and growing, "but in all the best ways."

For more information about DAYS' move to Peacock and how you can watch, click here.

Peacock is offering a reduced pricing option for new subscribers through September. New subscribers can sign up for the Premium tier for $1.99 per month, a savings of $3 per month from the usual $4.99.

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