Soap fans can celebrate because NBC has announced some amazing news — DAYS OF OUR LIVES has been renewed for a 54th season!
“We’re very excited about having more great DAYS in Salem,” Bruce Evans, NBC executive vice president, current programming told our friends at TV Line. “[Executive producer] Ken Corday and his team continue to tell stories with which the DAYS loyal audience feels a deep connection. We congratulate them on their remarkable daytime legacy and look forward to what they have planned for the new season.”
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DAYS first debuted on NBC in November of 1965, and became a television institution, celebrating its 13,000th episode in January of 2017. However, the soap was considered to be in jeopardy at the beginning of 2017 when rumors persisted that it would be canceled to make room on the daytime schedule for a new show hosted by Megyn Kelly. Thankfully those fears were unfounded and DAYS was picked up for another season, and now there's yet another year of drama to come in Salem!
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“We’re thrilled that the sands will continue flowing through the hourglass for yet another year,” Corday added in his statement. “We are most grateful to NBC and Sony for their continued support of Days of Our Lives. Buckle up, because we have some exciting and compelling new stories coming to Salem this season.”
So DAYS fans can take heart that the sands will continue falling through the hourglass for another season, and look forward to the upcoming storylines penned by new headwriter Ron Carlivati. And soap fans, in general, can celebrate that another daytime drama has avoided the axe!
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