Renewed: Days of our Lives

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.

Source: Variety


  1. Had no idea DOOL would need a renewal announcement like that. Just assumed it’s like Home & Away and Neighbours where it goes without saying that it’ll just continue on next year, like every year. Like sands through the hourglass.

    • A few years back, things were looking grim and there were signs Days may have been cancelled on Americas NBC network. Since then its been a year by year renewal, and for long time fans, it comes with a sigh of relief that we have the best US daytime soap for at least another year.

  2. Fantastic news. Days is my “guilty pleasure”, I think I’d be quite lost without it. It’s been doing very well since the last writing team change, I’m so glad it’s continuing.

  3. I always know how old it is because it started in the year I was born. It’s older than God. Haven’t seen it for ages so I don’t even know if Stefano has been resurrected again.

  4. My mother is 93 (20/1/26) . she surely has seen most episodes (maybe all) . Brooke and kin are her first family, we only come second. I don’t know how she would carry on, if she lost all her family who she actually sends Christmas cards to and talks about all the time. There are probably a few like her.

    • My Mum’s 75 and Days is our shared interest. She does seem to prefer whats going on in Salem, to what’s going on in her own family too. Brookes from B&B, that’s a different soap.

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