NBC has renewed the multi-Emmy-winning daytime soap Days of Our Lives for a record 55th season.
The long-running soap opera just officially announced it has been renewed for its 55th—yes, you read that right—season.
The first Days of Our Lives premiered as a half-hour episode back in 1965. the show expanded to an hour in 1975.
Days of Our Lives has garnered 43 Daytime Emmy Awards, including 2015′s Outstanding Daytime Drama, and numerous nominations, as well as multiple People’s Choice Awards, GLAAD Media Awards and Prism Awards.
“With writing that manages to weave together Salem’s iconic characters with current realities, [executive producer] Ken Corday and his team have ushered the show’s legacy into a new era that resonates with both longtime and new viewers,” Bruce Evans, Executive Vice President of Current Programming for NBC Entertainment, said in a statement.
“The actors and crew have such a tremendous respect for Days and what it means to fans. We believe that level of commitment shows through and touches our audience year after year.”
Adds Corday, “It’s a great day in Salem! The sands in the hourglass will continue to flow for yet another year. 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.”
Days of our Lives is produced by Corday Productions, Inc. in association with Sony Pictures Television. Ken Corday is the executive producer with co-executive producers Greg Meng and Albert Alarr. Ron Carlivati is the head writer.