'Days of Our Lives' Renewed by NBC Through 2015-16 Season

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January 22nd, 2014

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Days of our Lives Will Celebrate its 50th Anniversary in November 2015

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – Jan. 22, 2014 – NBC has extended its long-running daytime drama "Days of our Lives" for an additional two years, taking the show through September 2016.  ‘Days’ will celebrate its 50th year on television in November 2015, continuing its tradition of passion, intrigue and adventure and cementing its place in television history.

The extension was announced today by Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment.

“‘Days of our Lives’ continues to be a fan favorite for the daytime audience and we are thrilled to keep it going through its 50th season,” said Salke. “‘Days’ has shown year-to-year increases in key female demographics and remains both relevant and fresh creatively due to the hard work of the producers, writers, cast and crew who have worked tirelessly to make ‘Days’ the ratings success it is today.

“Having won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Daytime Drama, “Days of our Lives” continues to deliver on its legacy of quality storytelling,” said Steve Kent, Senior EVP, Programming, Sony Pictures Television. “We appreciate NBC’s continued support and are excited to celebrate the show’s 50thanniversary with our generations of dedicated fans.”

“We are thrilled to continue being a part of the NBC family and to have the support of our incredible network and studio executives who work tirelessly to allow us to continue telling our stories and share the ‘Days’ legacy with our devoted family of  fans," said Ken Corday, executive producer "Days of our Lives."

“Days of our Lives” currently is delivering its best season in women 18-49 viewers in three years and biggest season in total viewers in four years. 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. “Days” (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 48-plus years, “Days of our Lives” has garnered 232 Daytime Emmy nominations and 36 wins, including a recent Emmy win for Outstanding Daytime 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.  Corday is executive producer with co-executive producers Greg Meng and Lisa De Cazotte. Gary Tomlin and Christopher Whitesell are the head writers.

  • tj

    Regardless of what anyone thinks about NBC, they always support their soap. Congrats to Days, and thank you NBC for giving the fans and actors peace of mine.

  • DryedMangoez

    Wow, after Alison Sweeney’s announcement, you almost would think the show was on its last legs. But it’s great to see Days will be able to reach its 50th Anniversary. A huge deal considering it was very iffy that the show would even reach its 40th.

  • Mitchapalooza

    This is great news for Daytime!

    Kudos to NBC for bucking the trend and continuing to invest in Daytime Dramas and support their last remaining soap DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

    This is great news for not just DAYS fans, but all daytime drama supporters!

  • MBmomof3

    Congratulations to all involved at Days of our Lives! Thank you NBC & Sony for your continued support. Looking forward to many more years of DOOL! My #1 daytime drama.

  • Shawn

    It’s not too surprising that NBC supports DAYS. They have better demos than more than half of their prime time line up. Anyway, I may be a little early saying this, but, “Happy 50th Anniversary, DAYS!”


    Days does better then some of nbcs primetime shows lol. Awesome that days will get a record breaking 50 years on tv.

  • robert

    So glad Days will live to see 50.

  • Jonathan

    Since Days ratings are so great, they should a primetime special following The Voice. It couldn’t do worse than their current lineup of shows and could increase the daytime audience. Introduce the show to a new generation.

  • Jeff

    Congrats Days cast, crew, and fans! Good for all the soaps.

  • gerry

    @ jonathan

    that’s actually a great idea. back when they had soap opera digest awards (that was a LONG time ago) i remember days doing a primetime special once a year, or maybe every few… it wouldn’t work on a net with stronger ratings like CBS but on NBC it would make for a great sweeps special.

  • DL

    Hope DAYS lives past 50th. Its the best right now. Thank you!

  • Solverex

    Congrats to Days—hope it stays on the air forever!

  • Rj

    Congrats Days! Kudos to you for reinventing the show and listening to the fans. You have good actors, strong characters, keep writing entertaining and dramatic story lines with romance, mystery, and comedy, and we will be there!

  • Jo

    Happy dance, love this show!

  • Hudson2647

    What a relief! Congrats to Days and to fans that keep this soap alive!

  • tad f.

    Great news for soap fans .

  • Liz DeMarco

    So awesome to hear DOOL will be on not only long enough to celebrate it’s 50th anniversary but another year past that. Now just let Ejami be happy together at least until Sami leaves in early 2015 and I will be a happy fan!

  • Kelby

    I do not know how this show stays on the air. Every character and story is pitiful, but congratulations anyway.

  • Melody Snow

    I love days and will miss Alison very much as she and EJ make the show worth watching. I think Nick wii show up at the christening of the baby??

  • MikeB

    really great news…enough said!!

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