The long-running soap will continue in 2020.
November 21, 2019
It is being reported that NBC has renewed Days of our Lives for a 56th season. The good news comes two weeks after word spread that the show's entire cast was released from their contracts. While the move was mainly viewed as a negotiating tactic, it still had the show's devoted fanbase on edge.
On the air for over half a century, the beloved soap opera premiered in 1965 as a half-hour drama before expanding to a full hour a decade later. The show, along with its cast and crew, has won over 50 Daytime Emmy Awards, including 2015's win for Outstanding Daytime Drama. Its episode count currently sits at 13,730 - a staggering number by any measure.
Today's pickup ensures that Days of our Lives will remain on the air for at least one more season. It is one of just four remaining daytime soap operas on the air along with The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, and General Hospital.
12/07/19 at 07:24pm
I haven't watched for years, but I'm still very glad to see that DOOL is still on the air. I used to really enjoy my drug of choice, soap operas. Despite the obvious stupidity, I found them to be a great way to just veg and not have to worry about anything real. I hope the 4 that are left keep on going....
12/06/19 at 06:01am
I was very sad when the rumors were flying that Days was being cancelled. I do not watch but it was a daily staple for my beloved aunt and mom, both of whom are no longer with us. I don't know why but it makes me happy that a show they loved is still going.
11/25/19 at 06:08pm
congrats to everyone who gets to keep their jobs! DOOL is a soap legend. i will continue to watch.
11/23/19 at 07:19am
Been watching since 1985,do not care for the time jump.(Salem ,Ill.)
11/21/19 at 06:41pm
They released the actors from their contracts. Don't think the actors would like a pay cut, let's see who sticks around first. Most likely it will be taken down and replaced by a liberal loon agenda show that is way too PC or a reality show...