“Days of our Lives,” which is currently on a scheduled production hiatus this week and next, will remain dark until further notice amid the coronavirus pandemic that has forced the suspension of most television and movie productions throughout the world.
The NBC drama series joins ABC’s “General Hospital” and the CBS soaps “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless,” all of which announced production suspensions in recent days due to COVID-19. Unlike the other three, however, “DAYS” currently has more than seven months of material ready to air should the country remain at a standstill longer than the standard four weeks most productions have been following since suspensions began last week.
Renewed in January, and resuming production shortly thereafter following a brief hiatus due to behind the scenes business matters, “DAYS” is the sole daytime soap airing on NBC and is set to celebrate its 55th year on television in November. The series currently has enough episodes to air through October.
The “B&B” and “Y&R” production suspensions were effective as of today, Tuesday, March 17, and will remain in place for at least the next two weeks. “GH’s” production suspension was effective Monday, March 16 and will remain in place through at least Friday, April 10.