The iconic soap opera will end its run on NBC in September.
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'.
08/22/22 at 10:34am
Concerned, A lot of people are paying for peacock because of all the other shows it has. I paid for peacock when I still had cable. I cut the cord on cable 2 years ago. Streaming is great and cheaper.
08/20/22 at 08:18pm
It pains me to say this, but I think the reason the show is being moved to Peacock is so they have justification to cancel the show which has probably become too expensive to be “acceptable “ for the network bottom line
08/19/22 at 09:22am
I'm done, after 45 years of watching this I am done. Will not pay to stream it. The story line has not been that great in the last 6 months. I just will read on the internet what is going on at the end of each week.
08/07/22 at 07:11pm
Caroline, I wonder if you used a VPN you could watch it in Canada? Many people use VPNs to hide their country of origin to view content from other countries not available in the US like Netflix ( you can watch shows on their Netflix not available in your country.) Just set your country to the United States and you might be able to watch it again.
08/06/22 at 10:35am
It'll probably be on the paid subscription like the spin-off. Probably fewer episodes every year to help with costs. The time slot will probably get filled with some sort of talk show crap or infomercials. I pretty much stopped watching days anyway - it's becoming too much like Passions.
08/05/22 at 10:44am
Well sad news indeed. In Canada we don’t have access to the Peacock streaming service, so no more Days.
08/04/22 at 02:59pm
I think streaming DoOL will be free. Might be wrong.
08/04/22 at 02:07pm
Have been VERY disappointed with the storylines in the past 6-8 months. I have been watching DOOL for over 40 years. Not sure if I will continue or not. The fact that NBC did not have to do this, but chose to do it, to add another BS news show or whatever tells me they don’t really give a hoot about their long time viewers. I’m pretty pissed off.
08/04/22 at 11:35am
Is this show about to be cancelled?
Ratings are going to plummet.
There is no doubt about that.
Not everyone has peacock.
08/04/22 at 11:18am
I agree with Pam completely. I’ve been watching Days my entire life & I’m already paying for Peacock and streaming Days episodes on there sometimes. I’ve done the math & if you get the $5 package it’s roughly 16 cents a day & if you do the $10 one it’s about 33 cents a day. I’m staying optimistic about this & I really hope it works out in their favor. I know times are tough and it’s not feasible for all fans, but if you’re really passionate about the show then you’ll pay to follow it if it’s accessible & reasonable to you.
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