NBC Renews Emmy Award-Winning Drama ‘Days of our Lives’ for Season 56

Days of our Lives title card
'Days of our Lives' title card courtesy NBC.

“Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.” Days of our Lives, the longest running series on NBC and icon of daytime television, has been renewed for a record 56th season. News of the renewal comes after a tough week of erroneous reports about the show’s future coming off the heels of another successful Day of Days fan event.

DAYS executive producer Ken Corday announced the renewal to the cast and crew ahead of a planned extended production hiatus. Originally, production was set to resume in the spring of 2020, now, it is reported production will resume January 2020.

Days of our Lives, which turned 54 in November, first premiered as a half-hour drama in 1965 and expanded to an hour 10 years later. The show is currently in its 54th season and remains a consistent favorite among critics and fans alike. Set in the fictitious Midwestern town of Salem, Days of our Lives airs nationally on NBC in the United States and in more than 25 countries internationally. The core families are the Bradys, Hortons and DiMeras, and 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. Ken Corday is the executive producer with co-executive producers Greg Meng and Albert Alarr. Emmy winner Ron Carlivati is the head writer.

The show has garnered 57 Emmy Awards, including most recently 2018’s Outstanding Daytime Drama, Outstanding Directing, Outstanding Writing and 350 nominations, as well as multiple People’s Choice Awards, GLAAD Media Awards and Prism Awards. The show’s success stems 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.