August 3, 2022

It was announced today that Days of our Lives will be leaving NBC for its new home on the Peacock streaming service beginning September 12. The move ends the soap opera's 57-year run on network television.

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 has won over 50 Daytime Emmy Awards and has aired over 14,000 episodes. Negotiations to keep producing new seasons have become increasingly tricky in recent years, however, with its last renewal being a two-year pickup that will see it on the air through September 2023.

Days of our Lives was the last remaining daytime soap opera on NBC. Only three others remain on other broadcast networks: 'The Young and the Restless', 'General Hospital', and 'The Bold and the Beautiful'.