Days of Our Lives is in very good health as it approaches its 50th birthday.
NBC has renewed the veteran soap opera for an additional two years — through September 2016 — meaning the good residents of Salem will most assuredly get to celebrate the sudser’s 50th anniversary come November 2015.
“Days of Our Lives continues to be a fan favorite for the daytime audience and we are thrilled to keep it going through its 50th season,” NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke said in a statement. “Days has shown year-to-year increases in key female demographics and remains both relevant and fresh creatively due to the hard work of the producers, writers, cast and crew who have worked tirelessly to make Days the ratings success it is today.”
Just yesterday, Days fans were hit with the news that veteran Alison Sweeney, who has played Sami Brady for 21 years, is exiting later this year.
In its 48-plus years, the show has racked up 232 Daytime Emmy nominations and 36 wins, including a 2013 statuette for Outstanding Daytime Drama.
Days’ renewal news comes just a week after CBS renewed both of its soaps, The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful.
As for daytime’s fourth sudser, ABC boss Paul Lee said just last week that he hopes General Hospital stays on the air “a very, very long time.”
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