NBC’s lone remaining daytime soap opera, Days of our Lives, has been renewed for a record 54th season.
“We’re very excited about having more great ‘Days’ in Salem,” said Bruce Evans, Executive Vice President, Current Programming, NBC Entertainment. “Ken Corday and his team continue to tell stories with which the ‘Days’ loyal audience feels a deep connection. We congratulate them on their remarkable daytime legacy and look forward to what they have planned for the new season.”
“We’re thrilled that the sands will continue flowing through the hourglass for yet another year,” said executive producer Ken Corday. “We are most grateful to NBC and Sony for their continued support of ‘Days of our Lives.’ Buckle up because we have some exciting and compelling new stories coming to Salem this season.”
Steve Kent, Senior Executive Vice President, Programming, Sony Pictures Television, added: “Ken Corday and his cast and crew continue to reach generations of viewers through intriguing storylines and strong characters. We are proud that generations of fans, both in the U.S. and around the world, will continue to enjoy ‘Days of our Lives’ into its 54th season.”
Days of our Lives, which aired its 13,000th episode in 2017, remains a television institution. The show first premiered as a half-hour drama in 1965 and expanded to an hour 10 years later. The series continues to garner critical acclaim, garnering 54 Daytime Emmy Awards, most recently winning Outstanding Drama Series in 2013 and 2015, along with multiple People’s Choice Awards, GLAAD Media Awards and Prism Awards.
The series is executive produced by Ken Corday, Greg Meng and Albert Alarr. Daytime Emmy winner Ron Carlivati serves as head writer with Sheri Anderson and Ryan Quan as consultants.
Congratulations on our renewal, DAYS! It’s well deserved.