Days of Our Lives has been picked up for two more seasons at NBC, the network announced Tuesday. The long-running daytime soap, which is currently airing its 56th season, will now run through Season 58. The renewal comes about a year after the show was forced to temporarily halt production due to the coronavirus pandemic. Production on Season 56 resumed last fall under new safety guidelines and wrapped back in April as NBC and producers Corday Productions and Sony Pictures Television worked out a deal for renewal.
Days of Our Lives‘ renewals over the past several years have contained as much drama as the daytime staple itself. This year is not an exception. Negotiations between NBC and Sony Pictures Television have been ongoing. The two sides are not commenting but, according to sources, there hasn’t been any cause for alarm and insiders have been optimistic that Days of Our Lives will be renewed for a record 57th season.
Days Of Our Lives is returning to production sooner than originally planned. Filming on the NBC daytime drama was suspended on Oct. 12 for two weeks after a production team member tested positive for COVID-19. Taping is now slated to resume Oct. 26.
NBC’s daytime drama Days of Our Lives is shutting down for two weeks after a member of the production team tested positive for COVID-19. The soap will pause filming until Oct. 26 following the positive test, which came as part of the show’s testing protocol. The person who tested positive is now in isolation, and people who had close contact with the person are also quarantining.
Greg Vaughan is no longer a member of the long-running NBC soap opera’s cast, he announced in a podcast released Wednesday. Vaughan has played Days‘ Eric Brady since 2012. He currently also plays Calvin on OWN’s Queen Sugar.
It’s an end of an era for Days of Our Lives. Kristian Alfonso, one of the daytime drama’s most recognizable and longest-tenured stars, is leaving the NBC series, which she first joined in 1983.
The official announcement comes two weeks after NBC Chairman Paul Telegdy at TCA confirmed that the daytime soap will be coming back. “Of course Days of Our Lives is going to carry on. We love it…. I know that will be good news for the fans,” he said then, later confirming that the plan was for the series would stay on NBC, not move to the Peacock streaming service.
According to an individual with knowledge of the situation, the deal for the new season at NBC is not done yet but all signs point to it being closed soon. The news comes less than two weeks after it was reported that the entire cast of the series had been released from their contracts, which some took as a sign the show was coming to an end.
The entire cast of NBC’s daytime drama Days of Our Lives are been released from their contracts, Deadline has confirmed. the soap will go an indefinite hiatus at the end of the month. The cost-cutting move comes during the usual renewal window between NBC and Days distributor Sony Pictures TV; a renewal for Days typically comes at the start of the year.
“Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.” The longest-running series on NBC is not going away anytime soon. NBC has renewed the multi-Emmy-winning daytime soap for a record 55th season.
The long-running soap has secured a Season 54 (!) pickup from the network. Days premiered as a half-hour drama in 1965 and expanded to an hour a decade later. It has won 52 Emmy awards. In 2017, the sudser aired its 13,000th episode.
Despite rumors that Days of Our Lives was nearing extinction, NBC has renewed the venerable soap opera for a record 52nd season. The pickup comes a month after the sudser fired co-head writer Dena Higley and replaced her with General Hospital vet Ron Carlivati.
The long-running NBC daytime soap was rumored to be on the chopping block earlier this month after the network signed Fox News alum Megyn Kelly and offered her a daytime news program. But on Wednesday, NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt cautioned soap fans that the fate of Days hasn’t been settled yet.
Days Of Our Lives, which marked its 50th anniversary this season, has been renewed for next season, which will be the long-running daytime drama’s 51st. The pickup, which may include an option for an additional year, keeps NBC in the daytime soap game as Days is the last remaining afternoon drama on its schedule.
It’s looking good that the sands in Days of Our Lives‘ iconic hourglass will continue to flow. NBC is hopeful that it will successfully renew its contract with surviving soap, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last November.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — An actor on the soap opera “Days of Our Lives” was arrested in suburban Phoenix after trying to punch a bartender at a hotel bar, authorities said Wednesday. Casey Moss, 21, is facing charges of assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, Scottsdale police spokesman Kevin Watts said. The hotel called police […]
NBC has ordered two more years of daytime drama, Days of Our Lives. It will continue through September 2016. The Emmy-winning daytime drama will celebrate its 50th year in television in November 2015.
NBC’s “Days of Our Lives” took the gold for drama series at the 40th annual Daytime Emmy Awards on Sunday. The win marked the first time since 1975 that the sudser has won the top prize at the Daytime Emmy fete — and only its second drama series nod in its nearly 50-year run on NBC.