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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
Ricardo

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

Patrick
Patrick

yeah… !!!!!! YES ! Yahoo !

Chris
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
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 right to call them haters.

Dino
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
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, I’m very happy Days was renewed, and I have no problem at all with anyone expressing that here in a classy, upbeat way here. But I have a big problem with initial comments like Ricardo’s being used to attack anyone with an opposite opinion. You have to realize that in this world, just because YOU like something, a certain show, etc. not every other person does. That’s just the way it is. Unfortunately, attitudes like this unfairly give soap fans collectively a bad name and cause mainstream people to roll their eyes at us. That’s what I’ve found and it’s a real shame.

Brett
Brett

We can all breathe a collective sigh of relief!

Patrick
Patrick

collective, Indeed… RIGHT ON !

cause celeb for this dynamic best of show

mark
mark

So happy love you days!!!!

Willa Sargent
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
Patrick

LOL… uproariously… doing with;

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

Sam
Sam

Me too Patrick LOL.

Willa Sargent
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
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
Rj

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

Patrick
Patrick

“OH, Thank God ! Hail Mary “

Donny
Donny

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

nicholas
nicholas

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

Leo
Leo

Yes thank god, Days got renewed. Great news.

Pat
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, this is the same kind of deal that CBS struck with P&G for Guiding Light in 2008, roughly one year before it was axed. Just sayin’. I still really miss GL.

Hopefully, history won’t repeat itself, it won’t come to that, and Days can keep on going well into the future. Let’s cross our fingers and hope so.

Mary SF
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 anymore, so perhaps this is a glass half full situation after all

sonniorsolita
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
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
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
Lou Piikes

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

Ricardo
Ricardo

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

blake
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
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
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
4ever DAYS

HATER!

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

My post is in reply to Emma.

Mel
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
su0000

CONGRATS!! DAYS!

Mike
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 Netflix spread the word and show the voice and power of the soap fans

Marie
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
Alan

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

Ghlover
Ghlover

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

Carolyn Yuill
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
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)
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
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
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
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
Brittany Ceballos

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

Kevin
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
Josh

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

I love gh
I love gh

Great news!

Mellisa M
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
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
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
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
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
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
eileen dunham

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

Teresa
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
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. So why are “they” not giving a longer term renewal to Days? I will have some massive grief (and I’ve experienced enough lately with Bo and Daniel) if Days ends. Days is excellent! Acting is all-around exceptional, and it will be around for a long, long time! ❤️

Donnie
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 as a evil twin or something Demera had him whho know what evil he work on him fancy face lost so much. death is a part of life but days dooes go over board some times. Loseing Alice, Tom , Micki hurt us long timers to the core I know Im one of them its time for healing even for the Demeras. Reopen Dougs place music and see what evil lurks between the under ground caverns still. I LOVE AND MISS YOU WILL AND SONNY!!!!! Im glad this ewnewal gives days time to clear the air with some characters. HUGS SONNY N WILL LOVE DONNIE ROCHESTER NY

Kelly
Kelly

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

Millie willis
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
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 ?

Breaking News

Christopher Sean’s Final DAYS Episode Airs Today, As He Shares Parting Thoughts: “I Was So Honored To Bring Paul Narita To Life”

Do not miss Tuesday’s November 20th episode of Days of our Lives, as it marks the final appearance of Christopher Sean in the role of Paul Narita.  How does Paul leave the canvas, exactly? Grab your hankies for an emotional goodbye.

When Sean was brought on to DAYS, not only did he get involved in what would end up being a love triangle with several iterations. but so much more than that, especially since DAYS tackled a pro athlete coming out, and a Japanese American at that, who feared he would not be accepted by his family if they knew the truth about him.  Christopher won the hearts of so many viewers and cast members at DAYS including: his longtime scene partners: Chandler Massey (Will), Freddie Smith (Sonny), and Paul’s on-screen father, Drake Hogestyn (John Black).

Christopher took to Instagram to share his parting thoughts as he exits the show on today’s episode of DAYS: “It’s been an amazing 4 years with @nbcdays 🙂 I am so honored to have the opportunity to bring Paul Narita to life, a Japanese American Gay Professional Baseball Player. An ally to LGBTQ and Just as important an ambassador for Diversity. Representation is so important because we all have an equal place and we all are an important resource to America’s history, not one more important than the other. Change comes when we understand that. Thank you @nbc for taking a chance with me. Thank you Bruce Evans and Ken Corday and Marnie Saitta, Albert Alarr and Janet Rider, Jennifer Sinclair… the list goes on and on. To all the cast and crew on Days, my extended family, thank you! I’ve grown so much with you and created such wonderful memories. To the fans, none of this would be possible without you. All my love and thanks.  My final farewell on Days… whoa. I will miss you all, my home, my beginning. Until Next Time.‬”

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Now that Christopher has shared his parting thoughts to DAYS fans, please share your thoughts for him in the comment section below.  Send him your well-wishes and let us know if you will miss Paul … and what was your favorite moment on-screen during the actors run on the soap.

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Marci Miller Final DAYS Episode Airs Today As She Shares Heartfelt Goodbye: “Thanks For The Sweet Ride, Abby”

In two years time, Marci Miller became a household name in the daytime arena as one of the brightest talents to grace the soap opera genre in a very long time.

Now today on Monday November 19th, viewers of Days of our Lives are watching her final episode as she wraps up her run as Abigail Deveraux on the NBC soap opera.

And what a run it was! Earning her a Daytime Emmy nomination for Lead Actress this year, and a possible nomination next year, Miller was heralded for her gut-wrenching performances in the DID storyline (Dissociative Identity Disorder) where she played Abby’s alters, Dr. Laura and Gabby.  Not to mention her complex love story with Chad DiMera (Billy Flynn).

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On key episodes today, Miller’s Abby goes toe to toe with a vindictive Gabi (Camila Banus) who gloats how Abby ended up back in a sanitarium … thanks to her!

Miller made the decision to leave DAYS and pursue a career in feature film and primetime TV roles

In an Instagram post, Miller shared:”This is a picture of me 2 yrs ago, painting my nails (and a dear friend’s while I’m at it) for a screen test the next morning to play a woman named Abigail Deveraux Dimera on Days of Our Lives. Who would’ve thought?! This morning I sit in the same exact spot knowing that today, my last episode will air as this beloved character. I reflect, and am grateful. I am better for having been a part of it all. Knowing I’ve laid her in a pair of loving and capable hands does me good. Thanks for the sweet ride, Abby. My heart is full today. Xx #Days #Milly#Chabby”

So, send your well-wishes to Marci here as we give her a standing ovation for an incredible job well-done for her portrayal of Abby et al.  Will you miss Marci? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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LISTEN TO THE REPLAY: Soap Nation Live! with Jon Lindstrom, Beth Maitland, Freddie Smith, Linda Dano & Maura West

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Listen to “Soap Nation Live November 2018 Episode” on Spreaker.

If you missed Thursday’s night’s Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman, you can hear the replay of the broadcast right here in the audio player above.

The November episode of the monthly podcast featured special guests: Soap icon, Linda Dano (Ex-Felicia, AW, Gretel, (OLTL, GH, Port Charles, AMC), and Cynthia, ATWT), General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan), The Young and the Restless’ Beth Maitland (Traci), Days of our Lives Freddie Smith (Sonny), and listeners were in for a surprise when GH’s Maura West (Ava Jerome) called-in as well during the show.

During this fun night of chat, Linda Dano kicked-off the show as she and Michael reminisced about the night she won the Daytime Emmy in 1993 for her role as Felicia Gallant on Another World.  Then, the duo talked about: her soap career as Gretel “Rae” Cummings on the ABC Daytime line-up, her incomparable fashion sense, and how fans can see her first acting project in 12 years when The Chronicle Mysteries debuts with Alison Sweeney (Sami, DAYS) in March of 2019 on the Hallmark Channel.

Next, General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom discussed taking on and revisiting playing the dual roles of Kevin Collins, and his serial killer twin brother, Ryan Chamberlain.  In addition, Jon talked about his leading ladies, Genie Francis and the #KevLaur hash tag, and Ryan’s interest in Ava Jerome.  Then, after answering some questions from listeners, Maura West surprised her scene partner and called-in to chat with him.

Beth Maitland came on to Soap Nation Live! next, and she discussed finally having the opportunity after 36 years to explore Traci’s relationship with her siblings, Jack and Ashley, that came about in Eileen Davidson’s exit storyline.  The Daytime Emmy-winning actress also revealed her favorite Y&R storyline over the years. Maitland has received critical-acclaim for her recent work on the CBS Daytime drama series.

The final guest of the night was Freddie Smith.  The popular DAYS star talked on the latest developments of Sonny and Will, where now the two can be together since Paul and Will broke up, but will their happiness last long?  Freddie gives the listeners a preview of what’s to come.  Then, a listener calls in revealing how through watching Days of our Lives and the Sonny and Will story and romance, how it helped him come out and to have a family.

Last, during our Game Show segment, a lucky caller eventually wins the Sonny Kiriakis-centric trivia game and will receive a Days of our Lives swag/goodie bag and an autographed personalized photo of Freddie Smith.

To hear archived and past episodes of Soap Nation Live, you can go to the official show page on Spreaker.com here.

Now, listen to the broadcast with Linda, Jon, Beth, Freddie and Maura, and then let us know via the comment section below what was your favorite moment in the broadcast.

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