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BREAKING NEWS: NBC Renews Days of our Lives For 2016-2017 Season, With Option For Additional Year!

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It’s a done deal! Days of our Lives has received their renewal pick-up from NBC.  According to Deadline, the daytime drama series has been renewed for the 2016-2017 season, which will make it the long-running daytime drama’s 51st on the air. The pickup may include an option for an additional year.

Reports over the last several weeks had DAYS, Sony, and NBC were hammering out points for the new deal moving forward, but with DAYS garnering a a 20-month ratings high, averaging 2.721 million viewers for the week of November 2-6, and another big week ratings week during January 4-8 of this year, involving Maggie’s decision whether Brady or Eric would receive Daniel’s heart, the series showed it could indeed have a ratings surge.  As of now, DAYS is ahead of its total average viewer count from the previous season at this time.

As for more terms of the deal revolving around if the production model will stay the same has not been made public at this time.  On-Air On-Soaps will keep you posted as developments come to light.

So, excited to hear there is more life in Salem? Are uou relieved to know DAYS is staying put on NBC? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Ricardo
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Ricardo

Yes Yes wonderful news, I just heard the breaking news on the radio. Now the haters can shut the hell up LOL.

Patrick
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Patrick

yeah… !!!!!! YES ! Yahoo !

Chris
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Chris

Just wondering, what radio station breaks daytime soap opera news?? LOL

There’s no need for you to start picking a fight with anyone who comments here. And I can’t stand anyone who uses the term “haters”. That is the most tiresome term on the planet, imo. All that tells me is that you’re incapable of tolerating anyone with a different opinion than you or different tastes than you. Please grow up. You’re not so far above everyone else, Ricardo.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

I agree with Ricardo, Chris. Because the topic is about DAYS’ renewal, I will say anyone who wishes DAYS to be dead, or any soap for that matter, is a hater. Emma, who has posted in the past is clearly a “hater” and she’s still hating further down. I’m a lover of DAYS and know some people are haters like Emma. But their hate should be kept to themselves during a time such as this renewal. If people dislike something so much that they have the need to constantly say it should die, then I and anyone else has a… Read more »

Dino
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Dino

You are a newbie here, and very rude as well. You like to fight and attack people. Ricardo was not attacking anyone. You are the problem. You should be blocked from this website.

Chris
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Chris

Dino, get a grip. Just because my above response was not all 100% balloons and lollipops, I was being “rude”? Gimme a break. You have zero right to make a blanket statement that I “like to fight and attack people”. That’s totally false. You don’t know me. I’ve hardly ever commented here (Chris must be a common screen name), so cut it out! Geez, are you that thin-skinned in real life too? Just because my response did not come across like I was waving Days pompoms I “should be blocked from this website”? Really? Grow up. FYI, I like Days,… Read more »

Brett
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Brett

We can all breathe a collective sigh of relief!

Patrick
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Patrick

collective, Indeed… RIGHT ON !

cause celeb for this dynamic best of show

mark
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mark

So happy love you days!!!!

Willa Sargent
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Willa Sargent

it’s about freaking time to a done deal!!! YAY for Days, Ken Corday, NBC, all most wonderful CAST & CREW!!!! I AM doing a very Happy Dance right now!!! i am #50yrs DaysSuperFan from day one Nov 8, 1965 at age 11 yrs old!!!! i love Days OF OUR LLIVES more than any tv show!!! big hugss, love, Thank you Michael Fairman for breaking news!!!

Patrick
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Patrick

LOL… uproariously… doing with;

“…I AM doing a very Happy Dance right now!!! “

Sam
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Sam

Me too Patrick LOL.

Willa Sargent
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Willa Sargent

are you laughing at me because i said i was doing a happy dance lol…..i hope you said it in fun way ):…thanx

Patrick
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Patrick

without doubt: doing a Happy Dance…. with;

even on QVC w/David Venable

it’s just great to exhale and celebrate…. cheers to another year of Salem’ites

Rj
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Rj

Mazel Tov! 🙂 Glad they were renewed. Hope they keep focusing on romance,mystery, adventure. Congratulations to the cast, crew, and production team!

Patrick
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Patrick

“OH, Thank God ! Hail Mary “

Donny
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Donny

Yes Patrick, we are all relieved, no more stress. We can leave the drama to Days. lmao.

nicholas
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nicholas

Massive sigh of relief ! This is great news for all the fans of the show .

Leo
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Leo

Yes thank god, Days got renewed. Great news.

Pat
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Pat

Good to hear this! Hey, it’s better than nothing. No matter what this whole time, I just could not see NBC getting rid of Days just a few months after its 50th anniversary. But I’d feel a lot more comfortable/confident about its future if it got a multi-year renewal like last time. Honestly, the cynic in me sees this as sort of a band-aid deal so that NBC can bide its time to evaluate all of its options for that hour over the next year and possibly give itself more time to purchase and/or develop a lower-cost replacement. After all,… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

As a fellow cynic ITA, a year is better than cancelled and lots can happen in a year, but I would have felt better if the deal was for two years instead of one with the option for a second. It does sound like they are buying some time, considering Days has already taped shows that will take them to August, what to do they have to lose to let them shoot another six months of shows before making a final decision if they should pull the plug for good or not. But no network offers many shows huge commitments… Read more »

sonniorsolita
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sonniorsolita

We think alike, Pat. I fear NBC is just buying itself some time to develop a cheap replacement. Like you, I was a big GL fan and still miss it. I hope “Days” fans don’t have to go through what we did!

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

Very happy to hear this news! DAYS has its problems, but it is much improved over last year. I love that Steve&Kayla are on my screen again.

Emma
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Emma

Who the hell cares, Days should have been cancelled period. More talk shows and cooking shows please. Lisa Rinna will get her own talk show soon. Days will be cancelled in 2 years, this is the last long term contract for Days.

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

Lisa Rinna already had her own talk show. It was called Soap Talk.

Ricardo
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Ricardo

Emma you sound like a miserable lady, Days is here to stay. enough with the negative attitude

blake
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blake

A while ago you said Days was going to be cancelled and that Lisa Rinna’s show would take it’s spot. Now you are saying it will be cancelled in 2 years LOL. You must be pissed right now.

Helen
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Helen

Blake Emma is cray cray LOL. She is pissed with booze LOL. Emma has a wild imagination. she hates Days, and loves trashy Jerry springer talk shows. Emma is a lost lady, but she likes to stir the pot.

Darren
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Darren

Emma you need to go away, please go take your meds. Days got renewed. We soap fans will dance all day, but you will cry cry all day. Now go watch your cooking shows, you might learn something and watch your trashy talk shows too . Emma you are a mess and we soaps fans stick together. But you trash all the soaps, on this website. You are not a soap watcher, but your big mouth is full of hate. Lisa Rinna is very annoying just like you.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

HATER!

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

My post is in reply to Emma.

Mel
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Mel

@ Emma- sorry you feel that way. If you don’t like DOOL then you are free to watch another program. No one is stopping you.

su0000
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su0000

CONGRATS!! DAYS!

Mike
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Mike

Hey spread the word to try a good shot at getting one live to live back by actually searching for the show in the Netflix search engine the more pings the show gets let’s them now how much people have an interest in a show or movie. Full House was brought back this way. Also you can call Netflix and request one life to live and tell them it has a huge fan base. I called and they have been hearing others ask about this since the online petition which must be sighn along with searching for the show on… Read more »

Marie
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Marie

So very happy for the Days cast and crew. Doing a phenomenal job and the ratings have surpassed those of 2013/2014. Days never tanked as those specific fan bases wished and predicted it would. Apparently the show is about all the cast and not a chosen few. Congrats and hope for many more years to come. High five to the new writers and their their vision

Alan
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Alan

Great news (would’ve been even better if they had announced new head writers were part of the deal).

Ghlover
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Ghlover

Well at least now, i feel better if Rebecca Hearst comes to Days… But im still hoping she stays at GH

Carolyn Yuill
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Carolyn Yuill

I’m really glad that Days has renewed it up to 2017.Days is the only soap that I watch.Please bring it back for longer than 2017.Thanks.

blake
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blake

I am surprised that it was picked up but am happy for the cast and crew. They were smart to have the big stories and events happy around the anniversary and in January to get those numbers up for NBC to notice right at the renewal time. Let’s just hope they now film closer to real time.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Good news…i sigh with relief…i guess NBC realizes with Days doing better than several of their talk show flops, its best to keep it around!

robert
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robert

happy it’s been renewed. the show does have creative issues that needs to be addressed. the new teen scene is a dud,and the show is way too dark

Jaime
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Jaime

The talk shows are nothing much.
Glad for the renewal BUT hope we get better writing ! More in character less plot driven and less driven to promote just newbies.
A new character is ok BUT not at the expense of loved characters and now when there are too many introduced at once!!!!!!

Lorenzo
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Lorenzo

This is the best news, congrats Days. Let’s hope that Days brings back Carrie, Austin, Anna Dimera, Eugene and Calliope Jones in the near future. Now let’s hope GH gets renewed.

Brittany Ceballos
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Brittany Ceballos

thank god I’ve been Waching Ever Since I was 5 1993

Kevin
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Kevin

Thank you NBC for renewing Days Of Our Lives. I have been watching Days for 30 years. I am 44 years old and I hope they change the taping. Reasonable would be 3 to 6 weeks ahead. If storyline is not working, they can change it right away.

Josh
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Josh

Amen yes Days finally got renewed. What a blessing and relief. Now bring back EJ and Leann hunley Anna.

I love gh
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I love gh

Great news!

Mellisa M
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Mellisa M

DAYS has had a wonderful run these past few months. I hope they can sustain this new level of excellence in the coming year. If they do, I’m sure NBC will pick up a second extension.

tim S
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tim S

glad to hear, but will be MUCH happier if they get rid of this 6 months of pretaping…. They really needs to have faster control to take care of casting changes and storylines that are not working.. I fast forwarded through all of the young actors except for Claire…

rebecca
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rebecca

Yay! so Glad they are sticking around. I have watched the show since I was a child and I am now 46 and I love the show. I even record them to watch when I cant be home to see it. I NEVER miss a single one..

Sally Cohen
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Sally Cohen

NBC would be foolish to take off the one afternoon show that so many of us enjoy. Not to mention, the only soap so many of us watch.

Marilyn Perez
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Marilyn Perez

Thank goodness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Been watching since day one, my sons watched it, and my husband and I DVR it. LOVE DAYS OF OUR LIVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

eileen dunham
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eileen dunham

I love this show so much that i also watch it at nighttime also. A friend of mine turned me on to this yrs. ago and do not miss it. I am stage 4 cancer and it gives me something to live for, The actors are very good in there roles. the funerals this past yr. had me crying harder than at a real funeral. you can get so involved in the roles the actors play, I give a standing ovation to Days of our Lives. Great job. actors.

eileen dunham
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eileen dunham

Congrats love the show , actors are doing a great job. watch twice aday.

Teresa
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Teresa

I’m so glad Days gets to stay on. Love the show. I have watch it for 50 years and I hope for another 50 years. The actor’s and actress are doing a great job. Everyone behind the scenes are doing a great job. Thanks for keeping Days on.

Bonnie
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Bonnie

A great friend turned me onto Days about four years ago, and I’ve not missed an episode yet! (Well…not true because of the occasional “breaking news” interruption!) I find myself looking up info online about characters who a different actor the next day or come back playing a different character. Or this recent five-year maturation of Ciera, Theo, and Chase? Wth? And killing all these GREAT characters just kills ME! Despite these irritants, I can’t miss Days! I LOVE IT! I don’t know how anything works, but I do know of two other daytime shows that renewed with five-year contracts.… Read more »

Donnie
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Donnie

Im so Happy days has been renew longer pick ups would be appreciated and make the actors and actresses more at eas to to put more into there cart. I so miss the story line of sonn any will if yo can bring Sonny back even find a way to bring will back those characters gave days a Emmy any one hell of a story line with good writers they could have done something and to see Lucas heart break the way it did was horrifying and some great acting not to mention loseing Bo to hope bring him back… Read more »

Kelly
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Kelly

Yes, Im extremely happy as soon as I read it! Been watching Days since i was 11. 30 years!

Millie willis
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Millie willis

What about the rumor that Megan Kelley from Fox is moving to DOOL time slot on NBC? Hope this is not true.

Vickie
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Vickie

The news on social media is that they are canceling Days Of Our Lives – 2017 If this is done we fans will completely Boycott NBCChicago and all NBC channels. We love Days and do not want to see it canceled – are they renewing ?

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Days of our Lives Kicks-Off Possession Storyline Revisted with ‘Doug’ Twist Cliffhanger, Followed by Fall Preview

Did the ‘Devil’ make them do it? Doug Williams  (Bill Hayes) is Satan? In what can only be described as major surprise twist on NBC’s Days of our Lives, for weeks, fans have thought they were about to embark on another dementia or Alzheimer’s storyline on the soaps with another beloved character.

However, Days head writer, Ron Carlivati ,and his writing team came up with a way to make it seem like this may be Doug’s fate only to use the long-running character as the impetus to bring the classic possession storyline back on the air some 25 years later.

It all goes down after Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) calls Marlena (Deidre Hall) to ask him to see Doug, after his MRI and other tests proved inconclusive for dementia, etc, to see if Dr. Evans can assess him.  The phone call to Marlena happened after John (Drake Hogestyn) was discussing the past, since Johnny (Carson Boatman) is ramping up to a shoot a movie on Sami’s life, that will include the time that Sami walked in on John and Marlena having sex, which caused Sami to act out for years and years.

 

However, and this is key, John tells Marlena that moment in time also left her alone and vulnerable to the darkest time in her life – alluding to when she became possessed by the devil – and Marlena was clearly having difficulty admitting that or going down that road of remembrance, when the phone call from Kayla saved her from digging deeper into the past.  Well now, John and Marlena may never have that conversation as she is primed to once again become possessed.

Meanwhile, Johnny is reading Will’s script for the Sami movie, and is shocked to read in it that Marlena was once possessed by the devil, as John takes out a dusty box with his Father John collar, a bible, and a news clipping of Marlena being possessed.  John is feeling that this movie will bring bad things on to all those he loves, especially Doc, and he looks to be right!

Now at her office with Doug, he admits he knows something is wrong.  He acts out and does strange things and does not know why.  Marlena brings up why Doug locked Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) in a freezer by accident. Doug gets adamant saying: “That was no accident. I locked that bitch in there on purpose.”  Marlena is shocked at his word and tone.  Then as Doug laughs, he says, “I’m not Doug.”  Next thing you know, the lowered voice of Satan comes out of Doug’s mouth and he tells Doc, “It’s been over 25 years Marlena. But did you really think I wouldn’t come back for you?” End of episode.  Great cliffhanger!

Now, check out the fall preview released following the airing of Friday’s episode by NBC below, which teases more demonic moments on Days. Then let us know in the comment section, what you thought of the ‘Doug’ twist as the possession storyline begins?

Plus, make sure to cast your vote in ‘Michael’s Poll’ of the week on the revisiting of this classic tale now in 2021 below the preview.

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Ron Carlivati Talks on the Creation, Scenes & Cast of ‘Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem’

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‘Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem’ Stars Talk the ‘Making of’ the Limited-Series & the Moments They Loved

Five of the cast members from Days of our Lives limited-series on Peacock, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem, chatted with Michael Fairman as a wrap-up following the conclusion of the streaming of all five episodes.

Joining Michael in a special conversation on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel are: Eileen Davidson (Kristen/Sister Mary Moira), Charles Shaughnessy (Shane/Drew), Peter Porte (Kyle/Dimitri), Zach Tinker (Sonny) and Rob Scott Wilson (Ben).

During the conversation, the actors share stories of the making of the series, and give insight and behind the scenes tidbits on their scenes including: how Eileen and Lisa Rinna (Billie) played recreated the ‘Amsterdam’ showdown from their time together on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but as their Days’ characters of Billie and Kristen, how Peter learned to do the Tango from Dancing with the Stars Louis Van Amstel and Lisa Rinna, plus the drag show scenes where Zach became “Sonny Delight”, and more.

In addition, Charles Shaughnessy talks on how the series harkened back to the 80’s and 90’s campy action-adventure heyday of and the opportunity to work again with Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn as John and Marlena, while Rob fills-us in on trying to keep it together when working in scenes with soap vet Adrienne Frantz, when Ben and Ciara find themselves at a swinger’s party.

The interview is filled with many laughs, and candid moments that fans of the limited series will enjoy, especially the intel offered up by the cast.

Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem continues to stream on Peacock! Make sure to check it out if you haven’t, or rewatch it a second, or third time if you want to see more series like this in the future.

Below check out the interview with Eileen, Peter, Charles, Zach and Rob and make sure to subscribe to the Michael Fairman Channel for more celebrity conversations.

Now, share your favorite moments from Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem, and this video interview, via the comment section here.

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