Like sands through the hour glass, so are the days of our lives. Despite fans’ fears that it would be cancelled, NBC has renewed Days of our Lives through the 2016-17 television season. The soap celebrated its 50th anniversary, November 8, 2015, and is now in its 51st year. It was last renewed back in 2014, through September of 2016.
The current cast of Days of our Lives includes: Kristian Alfonso, Melissa Reeves, Arianne Zucker, Galen Gering, Eric Martsolf, Billy Flynn, Drake Hogestyn, and Deidre Hall. Days is produced by Corday Productions Inc. in association with Sony Pictures Television. Ken Corday executive produces, with co-executive producers Greg Meng and Albert Alarr. Dena Higley and Josh Griffith head up the writing team.
Last month, we reported NBC was hopeful about the soap’s renewal chances. Still, ever since the great Sony e-mail hack, there have been whispers that the Peacock Network was hoping to rinse the suds of its last soap off the schedule.
Due to budgetary reasons, Days shoots about five to six months ahead and the serial is already scripted through September, 2016. While the renewal was being negotiated, the writers were told to stop writing, just in case the deal went south. When Daytime Confidential broke that news, Days devotees were afraid the grains of sand were running out.
Not long after, Daytime Confidential reported NBC wanted the soap to revert to a more traditional production schedule. As discussed here in January, shooting so far ahead does not allow the production to course correct — at least not in any way that could be called nimble.
Deadline‘s Nellie Andreeva broke the renewal news, which has not yet been released by NBC. According to that report, this renewal might include an option for an additional year. If additional information is released, we will let you know.
Are you a Days of Our Lives fan? Are you surprised NBC renewed it, or were you expecting Days to be cancelled? How are you enjoying the new writing regime? Sound off, in the comments.
Please do not cancel. I love this soap. Keep it going on and on forever
I am so glad to see it will be on longer…It is the Best show ever!!!! and I think it is better now 🙂 It only gets better every year….Keep up the good work…..Thank You NBC
Which channel will it be showing ?
I am glad to learn that Days will continue. I had no idea that it was even close to being on the chopping block. I look forward to this show! The younger actors and actresses were not cast very well, and few of the younger peoples’ voices grate on my nerves.
I was surprised to see that it isn’t on TV land at night anymore or at least this week. Darn!
I wish Days was more like it used to be. I started watching it at its beginning and continued for many years. But it’s no longer important to me. I feel like we’re back in the years when Marlana was possessed. There are too many killings.Characters get over killings and deaths much too easily. Soaps can be written without all this. At this point, it would not faze me if it were canceled.
I am so happy to hear that Days will still continue.I am a long time fan since the vety beginning. I do think though thst the younger characters are not very good actors. Need to rethink that move!! Love the older characters always. Please continue with great story lines and characters. Not easy to do but that will be the main reason why the show will continue or end. It’s always the story!!
NBC should have renewed it longer!
Very happy to see DAYS getting renewed. Let’s hope that all four soaps (Y&R, B&B, GH and DAYS) survive to the end depending on how many more years it would take for them respectively.
I love DAYS OF OUR LIVES, too! And hope it’s on for a lot more years. Sorry to see Bo & Daniel leave the show. How about some stories w/the older cast members and a lot less w/the teens. Not as interesting for us long time fans.
This is wonderful. I cannot believe I have been watching it for 50 years. Thank you everyone for all the wonderful years. We must remember we need Soaps to continue for all of us who have and will retire. In fact I have turned more people including men to watch the show while sitting at home or where ever. The young people that I know ask me questions one time while I was visitng a major city and University. It is still the Best Show ever. I was hurt to see Bo (Peter) out written. I trully enjoy watching those… Read more »
i love days hope it says forever
This makes me SO happy!! Thank-you NBC – DAYS lives on!!!
I hear you, Mary. My shift was already over, but when I heard about the story, I was glad to take it. Thanks for reading and commenting.
I have been watching for 30 yrs I am glad it will continue nothing but talk and game shows on so give us some pleasure of drama