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'Days of Our Lives' finds new home on eTV

During his reign at the SABC, former COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng relegated the show to a late night slot just before midnight to make space for local content.

Picture: NBC

JOHANNESBURG - The sands through the hourglass have been turned once again as popular American soapie Days of Our Lives moves to a different channel and time slot.

Starting from 4 September, the soapie’s faithful fans will be able to catch the show on eTV at 5:30pm.

eTV says it believes it was important to bring the show back to a primetime slot because of the strong following the show has in the country.

During his reign at the SABC, former chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng relegated the show to a late night slot just before midnight to make space for local content.

Unlike the strong backlash that the SABC received for moving this beloved soapie, eTV MD Marlon Davids does not think fans will be unhappy with the changes that will have to be made to accommodate the drama on their screens.

Days of Our Lives has a strong following in South Africa, I think people will react positively to the change. I mean we all grew up watching _Days of our Lives _and there’s still lots of fans out there,” says Davids.

But not everyone agrees with Davids.

For those who might miss a few episodes or prefer to binge watch, the soapie’s omnibus will air every Sunday on the eXtra on OpenView HD channel 105.