“We feel so privileged to be able to continue the remarkable legacy of Days of our Lives,” said Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment.” “We thank Ken Corday and his team for their incredible accomplishments and look forward to all the stories from Salem that will continue to unfold.”
“It’s a great day in Salem!” said executive producer Ken Corday about the soap’s renewal. “We’re pleased to announce that after more than 51 years in the hearts and homes of our amazing fans, Days of our Lives will continue to be part of the NBC family. We are grateful to our incredible network and longstanding partner Sony for their continued support, and we look forward to what the future will bring under the new creative direction of the show. I’m especially proud to be able to shepherd ‘Days’ into the new season, continuing my parents dream and the show’s legacy.”
Fans were worried about DAYS’ renewal chances last month when the network hired Megyn Kelly for a daytime spot (she’s likely to end up on the Today show).
The Sony-produced soap recently hired Emmy-winning scribe Ron Carlivati for head writing duties. Fans can expect his work to hit the screen in July.
Days of our Lives airs weekdays on NBC and Global TV in Canada.