'Days of Our Lives' Renewed by NBC Through September 2014

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January 9th, 2013

via press release:




UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – January 09, 2013 – On the heels of celebrating its 12,000th episode, NBC has extended its long-running daytime drama "Days of our Lives" for an additional year, taking the show through September 2014 and past its 48th year anniversary in November 2013. The extension was announced today by Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment. The 12,000th episode will air this Friday, January 11.


“We are thrilled to announce that “Days of our Lives” is not going anywhere. It is NBC's longest-running drama series by far and is one of the most historic brands in television,” said Salke. “We commend Ken Corday and the entire creative team on continuing to keep the stories and characters fresh, exciting and relevant year after year.”


“‘Days of our Lives’ has maintained a loyal and dedicated fan base for more than four decades and continues to reach a new generation of viewers,” said Steve Mosko, President, Sony Pictures Television. “We appreciate NBC’s support over the years and, as the show celebrates this significant milestone, we are thrilled that the show will continue to be a part of the NBC family.”


Executive producer Ken Corday follows in the tradition of his parents, Betty and Ted Corday, who co-created "Days of our Lives" and helmed the series for many years.


“After so many years in the homes and hearts of our loyal fans, I’m both humbled and elated to say it’s 2013 and we’re still going strong,” said Corday. “I am equally proud that the sense of family which my mom and dad established in our show 48 years ago, is still what drives it today. As we celebrate our 12,000th episode with an amazing cast and great support from our network, we look forward to what’s yet to come!”


In the 12,000th episode, Sami (played by Alison Sweeney, who coincidentally celebrates her 20-year anniversary on “Days” this week) and Rafe (Galen Gering) start getting close again. Chloe (Nadia Bjorlin) finds an ally in her quest to win Daniel (Shawn Christian) away from Jennifer (Melissa Reeves). Meanwhile, Gabi (Camila Banus) prepares to marry Nick (Blake Berris) while carrying the baby of Will (Daytime Emmy winner Chandler Massey). All three continue to struggle with what role Will should play in the baby’s life. Before the episode’s end, someone throws a huge wrench into the wedding proceedings.


"Days of our Lives” (Monday-Friday, 1-2 p.m. ET) first premiered as a half-hour drama in 1965 and expanded to an hour 10 years later.


In its 47-plus years, “Days of our Lives” has garnered 215 Daytime Emmy nominations and 32 wins, including a recent Emmy win for Outstanding Writing as well as a GLAAD Award win for Outstanding Daily Drama. The show's success derives from its consistent commitment to excellence in writing and storytelling -- supported by a diverse ensemble of performers -- and an uncanny knack for anticipating viewer interests. "Days” is set in the fictitious midwestern town of Salem. The core families are the Bradys, the Hortons and the DiMeras. The multi-layered storylines involve elements of romance, adventure, mystery, comedy and drama.


“Days of our Lives” is produced by Corday Productions Inc. in association with Sony Pictures Television. Ken Corday is executive producer with co-executive producers Greg Meng and Lisa De Cazotte. Gary Tomlin and Christopher Whitesell are the head writers.



  • cc

    Oh goodie, the Sami show will continue. *sarcasm.

  • NEK38583


    This is why NBC is my favorite network. Thanks so much for renewing DAYS. I am so happy. Thanks so much

  • MBmomof3

    Congrats DOOL on your anniversary and renewal!!! May there be many more.

    BTW, nice press release.

  • Christina

    NBC knows what the people want

  • Timmy G

    Glad for DAYS but they need to start listening to fan feedback more. For example, no one cares about Daniel and Jennifer, so they need to stop pushing that so damn much. I think it would help if they didn’t shoot 3 months ahead of airing, that’s too much time for a soap in order to get accurate feedback. A month at most.

  • rob60990

    I had a feeling it would only get a 1 year renewal. If ratings don’t improve, it will certainly be cancelled by then.

  • gene

    This is great news for ALL soap fans. Even if you are a DAYS hater, keeping the genre alive is what is important.

  • dryedmangoez

    Great for Days but they definitely need to fix it up… again. I guess they decided September instead of allowing it to reach its 49th anniversary in the event they won’t renew it again and affiliates would be able to fill the slot with whatever new talk show comes out.

    But I hope they make it to 50 at least.

  • Bob

    I am so happy to the Days fans….that is wonderful news….never watched the show in my life but I am so glad that the fans get another year and hopefully many more after.

  • Yessir

    Nothing but good news for soaps lately that’s a huge change from the past 5-6 years of cancellation talk.

    2013 is the start of a new era for the genre.

  • s0303

    i am very happy to hear this…i tried watching the show after eileen davidson came back, but i didn’t last long…however, i hope the final 4 soaps last for many years to come…i love soaps in general and hate seeing the era dying out…

  • Santana G.

    Good for DAYS so its ratings clearly are good enough for NBC now we know where they need to be.

    NBC should think about reviving Guiding Light or As the World Turns.

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  • moshane58

    don’t watch it but am so happy for its fans.Think NBC has seen how cancelling beloved soaps can be damaging to a network.Way to go NBC for keeping the fans happy.

  • Jerry

    good news just keeps on comin’ for the soaps

  • The Rookie

    Soaps have fans and they should continue. There has to be some way to continue making them profitable from advertisement on the >50 demo.

  • debsafan

    I’m glad it’s been renewed. I’ve been watching though not happy a lot of the time since 1968. I’d hate to lose another soap opera. So I hope the 4 remaining soaps have a long TV life.

  • Jeff

    Congrats to DOOL fans, and really, soap fans in general.

  • fakeem

    How does DOOL rate compared to Steve Harvey and Ellen? I have no clue if Probst is syndicated or an NBC show, but if it is an NBC show, please include ratings for him as well.

  • Lance

    No surprise here. With daytime soaps up in 2012 while daytime talkers and primetime shows are mostly down, it was obvious to all, except maybe rob60990. NBC isn’t in the position to cancel DOOL anytime soon with “Today” sliding down in the ratings and nothing else on the slate. At least CBS has TPIR and ABC has “The View” other than their soaps to build on but NBC has only got DOOL so what else were they going to do? Start from scratch? Let’s face it, that was never going to happen.

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