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'.
08/04/22 at 10:23am
Linda - yes you have to pay to watch but it's always been that way even before streaming services. People have to choose whether to pay to watch HBO, Showtime, sports channels, etc. Streaming services are just new competition now.
As for reality shows, there are plenty of those on streaming services as well. You can even see them all on this site. If you look at this list you'll see a mix of regular channels and streaming services:
08/04/22 at 09:52am
I've noticed that people are being forced to pay streaming services such as Hulu, Netflix, etc to watch television shows. I've also noticed that all reality shows are being kept on regular television networks such as NBC, ABC, CBS, etc.
08/03/22 at 11:04pm
Another court show or talk show
08/03/22 at 08:34pm
Gonna be some pissed off Grandma's out there. You don't F with their Daytime Soaps ... ever !! It's like a golden rule, like preempting The Price is Right will get you fired from CBS.
08/03/22 at 08:01pm
Shawn, you watched the show for *35 YEARS* and now you refuse to pay $5/month to keep watching it? Seriously? That's barely over a buck a week. I'd happily pay that much to keep watching something that has brought me joy for 3 decades.
08/03/22 at 07:37pm
VERY SAD! I have been a watcher since 1987 and I will be one who will not be following it to Peacock for additional costs.
From my understanding ANOTHER news show is going in its place.
08/03/22 at 07:27pm
the people who watch soap operas will not move to a pay service
08/03/22 at 02:45pm
Makes you wonder if NBC will be putting on something else in its place.
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