Days of Our Lives has been renewed for a record-breaking 55th season.
Having been on television since 1965, and airing 13,500th episodes, the Salem soap is NBC’s longest running program.
In 2017, it’s 53rd season saw a 4% increase in viewership and airs in 25 countries around the globe.
“It’s a great day in Salem! The sands in the hourglass will continue to flow for yet another year,” said executive producer Ken Corday. “We’re grateful to NBC and Sony for their continued support of the show and, of course, to our dedicated and passionate fans, we owe it all to you. Thank you for taking us through our 55th season. We can’t wait for you to see what we have in store.”
“Ken Corday and his cast and crew continue to build on the strong legacy of dynamic storytelling and intriguing characters in Days of our Lives. We are proud that audiences both in the U.S. and around the world will get to enjoy this award-winning series for another year,” said Steve Kent, Senior Executive Vice President of Programming at Sony Pictures Television.
Days has been screening on Foxtel since 2014 after a 45 year run on Nine.