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.
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.
A new face is headed to Port Charles. Emmy winner Kim Delaney has joined the cast of ABC’s long-running daytime drama series General Hospital. The role marks somewhat of a return to her roots. Delaney began her career on ABC daytime TV drama All My Children as Jenny Gardner.
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After airing repeats for three-plus months due to the coronavirus shutdown, CBS’s The Young and the Restless returned with original episodes the week of Aug. 10. However, a sizable chunk of the show’s audience was not there to greet it.
The daytime drama The Young and the Restless follows The Bold and the Beautiful back on to the schedule after resuming production in July. New episodes will resume on Aug. 10.
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.
The Bold and the Beautiful, which has been back in production for more than two weeks, has set a date for its return on the air with all-new episodes, taped during the pandemic. The CBS soap will be back to originals on July 20.
The CBS serial The Bold and the Beautiful is among the first TV series to resume taping after an industry-wide production shutdown in March. It’s relying on health advisers and coronavirus safeguards to bring cast and crew members together.
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.
ABC’s General Hospital is joining fellow daytime dramas The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless in setting a target date for return to production. ABC is tentatively planning to resume shooting its long-running soap in mid-July contingent on the CIVID-19 situation in Los Angeles, which has been fluid.
CBS’s The Young and the Restless is poised to become the second U.S. daytime drama to return to the set. The producers of the soap have sent a letter to the cast and crew, notifying them of a tentative plan to restart production on July 6.
Production on the long-running CBS soap The Bold and the Beautiful has been “paused” after just one day back on set. The show returned to production Wednesday in Television City Studios, however, production has been halted to “better accommodate the large volume of testing needed,” according to a spokesperson for the show’s producer Bell-Phillip Television.
CBS has handed a two-year renewal to venerable daytime drama The Bold and the Beautiful through the 2021-22 broadcast season. Now in its 33rd year, the afternoon series routinely wins its time period and averages over 3.2 million viewers every day.
The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful will air their last original, pre COVID-19 shutdown episodes this week — Thursday, April, 23, specifically. So, bginning Monday, April 27, the network will dip into Y&R and B&B‘s collective 80-year library and present memorable theme weeks.
Iconic daytime medical drama General Hospital is being forced to switch up its schedule, joining a growing list of shows that have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
On the heels of Days of Our Lives‘ official pickup at NBC, CBS has renewed fellow sudser The Young and the Restless for four — count ’em, four — more seasons. The blockbuster deal ensures that daytime’s No. 1 soap will be around through (at least) the 2023-24 TV season.
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.
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.
After more than 8,100 episodes and 32 years on the air, The Bold and the Beautiful finally snared first place in the key soap opera demographic. The CBS daytimer hit a 0.9 among women 25-54, beating longtime No. 1 and sister show The Young and the Restless’ 0.8. In actually sheer audience, that’s 530,000 for B&B to 507,0000 for Y&R.
“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.
Just as there have been advances in the field of medicine over the past 55 years that have resulted in people living longer, so, too, have there been changes and improvements at General Hospital that have kept the long-running soap opera thriving in today’s crowded TV landscape.