Days of Our Lives continues to be the Energizer Bunny of all TV shows — and NBC continues to show it faith in it.
Today, the network officially decided to renew the long-running daytime drama for a whopping 55th season. It goes without saying that this is their longest-running scripted property, and it is one that has withstood so many different changes over the years in between a rise of employment, cable television, or more recently streaming options. There is simply so much more for viewers to do during the day but even still, this series continues to generate solid numbers even at a time in which other daytime soaps have faltered. Days of our Lives, The Bold and the Beautiful, and The Young and the Restless are the big three now in terms of proper daytime dramas that are out there.
In a statement confirming this news, NBC Entertainment’s executive vice president of current programming Bruce Evans had the following to say:
“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 … 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.”
Meanwhile, Corday himself added the following:
“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.”
Pending some surprise reveal down the line, this means that Days of Our Lives is going to be on the air most likely until the fall of 2020. That gives the series a good bit of time to plan ahead and figure out where to take many of their characters. We don’t really see an end in sight for this show at present, largely due to the fact that if it was going to falter in this era of streaming, wouldn’t you imagine that it would have done so by now? It seems like it does have the loyal audience necessary to combat challenges that come with being on television in 2019. The multi-generational factor here is likely important, as this is a show that tends to be passed down from original viewers to their children and grandchildren.
What do you think about Days of Our Lives being renewed for a season 55 at NBC, and how long can you see the series running? Be sure to share right now in the attached comments. (Photo: NBC.)