'Days of Our Lives' renewed through 2014
The sands will continue flowing through the hourglass
With "Days of Our Live" set to air its 1200th episode on Friday, Jan. 11, NBC has extended the soap opera for another year, keeping it on air through September 2014.
"We are thrilled to announce that 'Days of our Lives' is not going anywhere," said Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment. "It is NBC's longest-running drama series by far and is one of the most historic brands in television. We commend Ken Corday and the entire creative team on continuing to keep the stories and characters fresh, exciting and relevant year after year."
This news means "Days of Our Lives" will get to celebrate its 48th year anniversary in November. The show first premiered as a half-hour drama in 1965 and expanded to an hour 10 years later.
"After so many years in the homes and hearts of our loyal fans, I'm both humbled and elated to say it's 2013 and we're still going strong," said Ken Corday, executive producer and son of show creators Betty and Ted Corday. "I am equally proud that the sense of family which my mom and dad established in our show 48 years ago is still what drives it today. As we celebrate our 12,000th episode with an amazing cast and great support from our network, we look forward to what's yet to come!"
In the 12,000th episode, Sami (Alison Sweeney) and Rafe (Galen Gering) start reconnecting, while Chloe (Nadia Bjorlin) finds an ally in her quest to win Daniel (Shawn Christian) away from Jennifer (Melissa Reeves). Gabi (Camila Banus), who's carrying Will's (Chandler Massey) baby, prepares to marry Nick (Blake Berris), but someone will throw a huge wrench into the wedding proceedings by the end of the episode.
Stay turned for MSN TV's interview with Ali Sweeney, who celebrated 20 years on the show this week. Sweeney teases a big EJAMI/SAFE decision and also talks about the new season of "Biggest Loser."
"Days of Our Lives" airs weekdays on NBC.
i remember when it started and watched for year. then i went through a period of not watching any soaps. i've been in to it for several years again and Days is the only soap i watch. Tape it faithfully. Will situation is too physical. keep it behind the scenes. Sami and Rafe BELONG together. kick Kristen to the curb and make Brady wise up, he's becoming too much of a wimp. get rid of Kate, yuck. make story line more interesting and don't drag them out sooooooooooo long. kayla needs a partner--maybe Lexie's widower????
love the show, let's go for 50 years
Do the arithmetic: 48 years x 260 days (5 days/wk) = 12, 480
It's not an error.
I have watched the show forever. I don't like Kristin in it, I really didn't like Will being gay. I like Sammie and all of her different sides. Rafe is a good match for her. E.J. is a good character, I liked him best with Nichol, they should make amends. I don't want Chloe to be with Daniel. I think he should be with Jennifer, they make a cute couple. He should get his son away from Chloe. She has been the bane of many of the men, and creates too many problems. I think she is a crazy person. It was neat to see John and Marlene for a short come-back, now they need to go off again, so that you can get rid of Kristin. Brady needs to find someone new that he can really be good for him. He lost his love and Kristin is just after making John and Marlene jump through hoops that they shouldn't have to. I enjoy this program and have watched it for as long as I can remember.
love the show, been watching it since 1980,
not happy about will and sunny though...
can't stand two guys kissing and in bed grrrrr.
i miss stefano.
Gosh I used to watch this show but then it got so quirky and stupid that I stopped watching it.
The story lines became repeats of the past with different faces with no drama, mystique or conclusion.