Thursday, April 18, 2024

Report: NBC Trading One Soap Opera (Days of our Lives) for Another, the Golden Globes to Return January 2023


We thought NBC was getting out of the soap opera business– they cancelled “Days of our Lives” from the network.

But they’re bringing back an old soap — The Golden Globes. It looks like the Globes are coming back to TV after being put on hold for lack of diversity and financial improprieties.

The Hollywood Reporter says the show will return on January 10, 2023– a Tuesday night, on NBC. Of course, The Reporter is owned by the same man who now owns the Globes and the Hollywood Foreign Press, so they would know, wouldn’t they?

There’s no real confirmation, but it makes sense. The studios want the Globes imprimatur and figure most people don’t know all the scandals and inside stuff that has hobbled the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Will publicists return, too, and bring their clients to HFPA press conferences and parties? Will the old members of the HFPA go along with the new rules after decades of being gifted and favors curried?

The new date– January 10th — will put the Globes just five days ahead of the Critics Choice Awards, a legit organization. Will the TV audience watch both shows? And who will host the Globes? Bring back Ricky Gervais! (No, actually they should get Chris Rock. Now that would be genius!)

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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