May 11, 2021

NBC announced today that Days of our Lives has been renewed for two additional seasons. The good news means the long-running soap opera will reach at least Season 58, so fans can breathe a sigh of relief knowing it will be around for the foreseeable future.

On the air for over half a century, the beloved series 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 2018's win for Outstanding Daytime Drama - its fourth overall in that category. The show's episode count surpassed the 14,000 mark in December - a staggering number by any measure.

Negotiations to keep Days of our Lives on the air have become increasingly tricky in recent years, often taking months of work behind the scenes. Before today, the show hadn't received a multi-year renewal since 2014, whereas before that, two-year pickups were common.