Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
TV show dates: November 8, 1965 – present
Series status: Has not been cancelled
Performers include: Renee Jones, Alison Sweeney, Peter Reckell, Deidre Hall, Kristian Alfonso, Bryan Dattilo, Josh Taylor, Drake Hogestyn, Lauren Koslow, Jason Cook, Kirsten Storms, Jay Kenneth Johnson, Arianne Zuker, Kyle Lowder, James Scott, and Thaao Penghlis.
TV show description:
An NBC soap opera that’s centered around the Horton and Brady families who live in middle-America Salem.
The storylines were usually traditional soap opera tales until the 1990s when supernatural and science-fiction elements were introduced.
Longtime characters include Alice Horton (Frances Reid), Mickey Horton (John Clarke), Maggie Horton (Suzanne Rogers), Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall), Stephen Nichols (Steve Johnson), Mary Beth Evans (Kayla Brady), Joseph Mascolo (Stefano DiMera), and Thaao Penghlis (Tony DiMera).