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.