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How about JFP as EP of DAYS?


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JFP needs to retire.

 

Her aesthetic is still stuck in the 90s, circa Ally McBeal set design era. She is always hired to cut costs and bring up ratings and while she does a great job of firing people, she actually raises costs by hiring newbies (her friends) and unnecessary re-dos of the sets. This plus falling ratings are her M.O., and the show always ends up having to fire her.

 

She has no successes to her name, none. GL? By the time she left, that show was set on the path to cancellation. AW? Ditto. GH? Totally hallowed out. Y&R? Ditto. 

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She may have enjoyed the luck of some short term gains but practically every show is worse off by the time she leaves.  She has made some bone-headed decisions with the firings and exactly what Cat said...they usually want her to do more with far less budget.  Which is what you have to do to save a show but it never works.  It's funny to me that writers who are "recycled" get bashed constantly but as an EP, she never gets mentioned as coming straight from the recycling bin. 

 

All soaps are in major trouble right now with their demographics.  Only Y&R is truly safe right now and that's only for now if something doesn't turn around.  Once erosion starts it is extremely rare for the viewership to return.  All 18-49 and 18-34 numbers are so far below shows that have been cancelled.  And the argument that well - AMC, OLTL, ATWT, GL - those were all cancelled so "long" ago that today's numbers are actually good -- that argument is garbage.  There are plenty of talk shows that pull in the same numbers or better...and cost far far less.  All a talk show needs to do is pull in similar numbers and they're putting themselves ahead of a soap they replaced.  I'm surprised by now that given Let's Make a Deal and The Talk were successful - that the other networks haven't tried something similar.  NBC could easily try a revived game show, new talk show, or give an hour back to the affiliates...or give yet another hour of the Today Show.

 

I don't know what NBC affilates' programming is like elsewhere - but in DC that would be the only possible plus for DAYS....because (I don't know if every NBC station runs every hour of the Today Show or not)....but here there's a ton of Today already, and we have a 1 hour news hour at 11:00.  Then an Access Hollywood Live, followed by Days.  Then Steve Harvey, Ellen, and then our local news on NBC starts at 4:00.  4:00!  And they have 4 news hour, 5 news hour and 6 news hour.  So if other NBC affiliates are similar, they're already having to fill alot with news (or other programming).  But there are plenty of mindless judge/court shows out there to choose from to take up an hour of time...along with other syndicated stuff. 

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Just now, JONNYSBRO said:

Jill knows how to shake up a soap and that is what DAYS needs someone to come in and give it high stakes ratings boosts.

Jill kills every show she touches. "Shake Up'' meaning she'll kill a bunch of beloved vets and then bring in newbies. Days is dark and depressing enough it doesn't need her. 

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19 minutes ago, JONNYSBRO said:

Jill knows how to shake up a soap and that is what DAYS needs someone to come in and give it high stakes ratings boosts.

 

Again, what 'high stakes ratings boost' ?? Do you even know what you are saying? JFP came to Y&R, and under her tenure the ratings DECLINED. Even during Sweeps! And she was fired for it. Fired for falling ratings, and fired for wasting money on revamped sets (which looked ugly and cheap) and unpopular, expensive new hires.

 

This glorified asset-stripper is the last thing Days needs rn.

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