NBC Renews ‘Days of our Lives’ Through September 2016; Soap Will Celebrate 50 Years On-Air in 2015


After much anticipation, NBC announced today that it has renewed “” through the 2015-16 television season. The renewal ensures the soap will celebrate its 50th year on television. The series debuted on November 8, 1965.

“‘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,” said , President, NBC Entertainment. “‘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 success it is today.

“Having won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Daytime Drama, “Days of our Lives” continues to deliver on its legacy of quality storytelling,” said , Senior EVP, Programming, . “We appreciate NBC’s continued support and are excited to celebrate the show’s 50th anniversary with our generations of dedicated fans.”

“We are thrilled to continue being a part of the NBC family and to have the support of our incredible network and studio executives who work tirelessly to allow us to continue telling our stories and share the ‘Days’ legacy with our devoted family of fans,” said , “Days of our Lives” executive producer.

The show is currently delivering its best season in women 18-49 viewers in three years and biggest season in total viewers in four years. Executive producer Ken Corday follows in the tradition of his parents, Betty and Ted Corday, who co-created “Days of our Lives” and helmed the series for many years. “Days” (Monday-Friday, 1-2 p.m. ET) first premiered as a half-hour drama in 1965 and expanded to an hour 10 years later.

“Days of our Lives” is produced by Corday Productions Inc. in association with Sony Pictures Television. Corday is executive producer with co-executive producers Greg Meng and Lisa De Cazotte. Gary Tomlin and Christopher Whitesell are the head writers.

  • Bexx

    Congrats to DOOL!

  • sands of time

    DAYS is super hot!!!

  • PatF

    That’s great news. If Days had stuck to it’s winning formula that it had into the late 70’s, and left the zany to GH, I think it would be even stronger today. I stopped watching back then. It seems like today’s storylines are a lot more character driven instead of those plot stories they favored for SOOOO many years.

    • Jim Fung

      Yes, Days has ditched the crazy stories and is character-driven, you should give it another shot.

  • Andrew Hass

    that’s great news and i knew DOOL was going to be renewed at least another year because i was positive that NBC wasn’t going to cancel it one year short of its 50th anniversary.Plus the ratings have been good the last few months.

  • WillSonnyFan

    Yes!!! DAYS sooo deserves that. Congratulations! Brilliant actors and excellent writing, especially over the last two years!!