NBC renews Days of our Lives soap opera for record 56th season … 2 months after cancellation fears

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NBC renews Days of our Lives soap opera for record 56th season … two months after cancellation fears

  • The iconic soap opera is the longest-running series in the network
  • DOOL has aired almost every day of the week since its debut in 1965
  • In November, the producers would have “released the entire cast of their contracts”










Wednesday, NBC renewed its longest-running series Days of our Lives for a 56th season to begin production in March.

Executive Producer Ken Corday said in a statement, “We are delighted to continue delivering compelling stories to our loyal family of fans in this new decade.”

The renewal took place two months after TV line grimly asserted that the producers “released all of their contracts” in a “clever move” to push (some) the players to be satisfied with “reduced prices”.

Cheers! NBC renewed its longest-running series Days of our Lives for a 56th season on Wednesday, which will begin production in March (pictured November 8)

Impressively, the iconic soap opera – set in the fictional Midwestern suburban town of Salem – has aired almost every day of the week since creators Ted & Betty Corday debuted on November 8, 1965.

Days of our Lives is about three families – the dynastic DiMeras, the middle class Bradys and the upper class Hortons.

Longtime DOOL actors include Suzanne Rogers, Susan Seaforth Hayes, Bill Hayes, Eileen Davidson and John Aniston – whose famous daughter Jennifer usurped soap opera on her NBC Friends sitcom.

Executive producer Ken Corday said in a statement:

Executive Producer Ken Corday said in a statement, “We are delighted to continue delivering compelling stories to our loyal family of fans in this new decade.”

On the verge of cancellation?  The renewal came two months after TVLine grimly claimed that producers

On the verge of cancellation? The renewal came two months after TVLine grimly claimed that the producers “had released all of their contracts” in a “clever move” to push (some of the) players to settle for “reduced rates”.

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Always so strong! Impressively, the iconic soap opera – set in the fictional Midwestern suburban town of Salem – has aired nearly every day of the week since creators Ted & Betty Corday debuted on November 8, 1965

The 57-time Emmy-winning series has been watched by figures including Oscar winner Julia Roberts, cyberbullying activist Monica Lewinsky and the late Associate Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.

But Days is probably best known for its opening “Like sand through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives” voiced by the late Macdonald Carey (who played Dr. Tom Horton).

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” I love you dad ! Longtime DOOL actors include Suzanne Rogers, Susan Seaforth Hayes, Bill Hayes, Eileen Davidson and John Aniston (L) – whose famous daughter Jennifer (R) usurped soap opera on his NBC Friends sitcom

Famous Fans: The 57-time Emmy Award-winning series watched by Julia Roberts, Monica Lewinsky and the late Thurgood Marshall

Famous Fans: The 57-time Emmy Award-winning series watched by Julia Roberts, Monica Lewinsky and the late Thurgood Marshall

Episode one!  But Days is probably best known for its openness

Episode one! But Days is probably best known for its overture “Like sand through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives” voiced by the late Macdonald Carey (L, pictured with Frances Reid in 1965)

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