NBC’s longest-running daytime drama, Days of our Lives, is reaching yet another milestone with its 13,000th episode, set to tape this week at the Burbank Studios. TV Source Magazine has photos from the festivities, courtesy of NBC and JPI Studios.
The iconic series, which is in its 51st season, will celebrate the occasion with a special Days of our Lives fan event Aug. 27 at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, Tenn. There will be a Q&A and signing with talent from the show.
“This is truly a staggering achievement. We have 13,000 blessings to be thankful for today. My deep and abiding appreciation to NBC and Sony Pictures Television for their unwavering support throughout the decades,” said executive producer Ken Corday. “I am so grateful to the generations of artists, craftspeople and faithful viewers who have devoted much of their lifetimes to ‘Days of our Lives,’ falling in love with the people of Salem each and every episode. You have all made this breathtaking milestone possible.”
“In an age of where too many shows come and go so quickly, the legacy and longevity of ‘Days of our Lives’ is absolutely remarkable,” said Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment. “We tip our cap to Ken Corday and his entire team, who have made the series an indelible part of television history.”
Photos from the 13,000th episode celebration are available below.
Days of our Lives 13,000 Episode Celebration Photos
Days of our Lives first premiered as a half-hour drama in 1965 and expanded to an hour 10 years later. The series has garnered 46 Daytime Emmy Awards, including 2015’s Outstanding Daytime Drama, and numerous nominations, as well as multiple People’s Choice Awards, GLAAD Media Awards, and Prism Awards. The show airs nationally on NBC in the United States and in more than 25 countries internationally.
“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 Albert Alarr. Dena Higley and Ryan Quan serve as head writers.