NBC’s long-running daytime television series, “Days of Our Lives,” has been renewed for a record-breaking 55th season.
Recently having aired its 13,500th episode in 2018, this renewal firmly establishes the iconic, 57-time Emmy Award-winning soap as the network’s longest running program, having been on television since 1965.
Set in the fictional Midwestern town of Salem, “Days of our Lives” follows the Brady, Horton and DiMera families, dipping into comedy, romance, adventure, mystery, and of course, drama. “Days of Our Lives” airs on NBC in the US, as well as 25 more countries around the globe. In 2017, it’s 53rd season saw a 4% increase in viewership from the season before.
“It’s a great day in Salem! The sands in the hourglass will continue to flow for yet another year,” said executive producer Ken Corday. “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.”