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‘Days of our Lives’ Receives Two-Season Pickup at NBC

DAYS OF OUR LIVES -- Season: 55 -- Fifty Fifth Anniversary Portrait -- Pictured: Cast -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)

Sand will continue to flow through the hourglass of NBC’s Days of our Lives for two more years. The long-running serial drama has been renewed for an additional two seasons, the first time the series has received a multi-season order since 2014. Negotiations between the soap, Sony Pictures Television and NBC has been ongoing for months.

“After more than 55 years of bringing drama, adventure and romance to screens around the world, we are thrilled and honored to carry on the ‘Days of our Lives’ legacy for another two years,” said executive producer Ken Corday. “We are thankful to NBC for their enduring commitment to the show and grateful to continue this wonderful journey with our fans for years to come.”

Days of our Lives recently wrapped production April 16 while awaiting word of renewal. Actors returned to set last week, giving anxious fans encouragement that news on the future of the series would be forthcoming. Ahead of the renewal, the series began reaching new deals with key cast members including Robert Scott Wilson.

“We couldn’t be happier to bring our loyal fans two more seasons of Days of our Lives and continue what has been an absolutely remarkable achievement in television,” said Michael Sluchan, EVP, Scripted Series & Kids Programming, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “A big thank you to Ken Corday and the cast and crew for their incredible passion for storytelling that continues to reach new generations of viewers.”

“We are incredibly proud of the work being done by Ken Corday, the cast and crew. They continue to tell bold stories through these iconic characters captivating audiences around the world,” said Steve Kent, Senior EVP, Programming, Sony Pictures Television. “We are thrilled to continue the legacy of Days of our Lives and for viewers to enjoy two more seasons.”

Set in the fictitious Midwestern town of Salem, the core families on Days of our Lives are the Bradys, Hortons, Carvers, DiMeras, and Kiriakises. The show mixes elements of romance, adventure, mystery, comedy, and drama.

Days of our Lives which aired its 14,000th episode in December 2020, remains a television institution. The show first premiered as a half-hour drama in 1965 and expanded to an hour 10 years later. 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. Ron Carlivati is the head writer.

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