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Days of our Lives Renewed Says EP Ken Corday

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There was breaking news from the set on Thursday at Days of our Lives.  According to Deadline, the series executive producer, Ken Corday announced to the cast that the show will continue on.  It appears the 54-year-old daytime drama series received a one-year pick-up.

The article cites that when reached for comment, NBC who airs the show, and SONY TV the show’s distributor had “no comment”. However their sources reveal that a deal is being close to being completed and “looking good”.

This comes as welcome news to longtime and new fans of the series, who were concerned for its cancellation after a story ran over the last ten days that the cast was let-go from their contracts.

Under head writer Ron Carlivati, the soap just launched its innovative daytime drama time-jump on November 8th where all the characters lives were fast-forwarded a year.

So, excited to hear that Salem and Days of our Lives will live on? Comment below.

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  1. leroy davidson

    November 21, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    This is the best news ever. I can’t imagine daytime without this crown jewel. But then, I said that about As the World Turns, Guiding Light, All My Children and One Life to Live and look what happened. I still miss Love of Life, The Secret Storm, The Edge of Night, Another world as well.

    • Lew S.

      November 22, 2019 at 6:12 am

      Totally hear ya!

  2. Richard Signorelli

    November 21, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    best news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. jim davis

    November 21, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    Once i know for sure i will sigh relief but the show needs to be a continuing daytime drama and not Dr. Who..

  4. Jeremy

    November 21, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    Thank G-d! I will say… I was a bit nervous but believed in the DAYS cast members who shared their assurance that the show would be renewed. We are blessed. Hopefully, this hiatus is about renewing the show, retooling and getting on an updated filming schedule like the other soaps. #GETYOURACTTOGETHERDAYS and I believe DAYS is #ISGETTINGTHEIRACTTOGETHER.

  5. Satan

    November 21, 2019 at 10:34 pm

    While this is good news, I don’t know how many more renewals there will be with the current steaming pile of dragonshit storylines.

    I’m hoping the latest spin about the contracts & hiatus proves to be true…. and that would be that Days is taking a few months off so they can get off this 666% ridiculous taping schedule, which has made the episodes 8 months old before they even get to air, and therefore much harder to write your way out of a failed storyline.

  6. Momo

    November 22, 2019 at 4:51 am

    Yay!!!!! I wish they’d renew for more than one year. Days is really rocking. Of the three I watch (Y&R, B&B) it is my fave.

  7. Rodd

    November 22, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    SO happy to read this! While I’ve watched many soaps over the years (ANOTHER WORLD) being my all-time favorite, DAYS was where I started as a little kid. I wish we didn’t have to go year to year on these renewals.

  8. Ajax

    November 22, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    I miss my favorite soaps, As the world Turns, Guiding Light, All my children, One life to live!
    They were the best of the best. Days was on the bottom of my list but I suppose being a lover of soaps, at least we have a few to enjoy. I don’t understand why we don’t being back these wonderful stories or maybe a few new ones!

  9. Jamesj75

    November 23, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    Great news, indeed!

    But I am distracted and must share this with you: As I write this comment, there is a link to a youtube video of an interview by Michael Fairman of Eric Martsolf and Stacy Haiduk. With all three cozying up in the photo and both men wearing form-fitting black T-shirts, it appears as though Martsolf’s left hand is holding Fairman’s left hand. Maybe it’s just an illusion. Maybe I’ve seen more than a few homoerotic (or, at the very least, ambiguous) DOOL scenes of a shirtless Brady Black. Maybe I was also influenced by just watching the season preview of EastSiders….

    • Violet Lemm2

      November 23, 2019 at 6:14 pm

      Jamesj75 What is your point? I watched the video, after your comment and didn’t see any untoward touching of anything.E.M is a married man, and Michael I think has more class.

      • Jamesj75

        November 23, 2019 at 8:30 pm

        Hello there, Violet. My point is humor. I like humor. I like making humorous comments, not all the time, but some of the time…

        So sorry you didn’t realize that… And I was only speaking of the still picture; I didn’t watch the interview. I certainly wasn’t seriously accusing anyone of unwanted touching. Just making (what I intended as) a humorous observation.

        Alas, the perils of online commentary… And this confusion after a bit of an absence for me…

    • Momo

      December 3, 2019 at 12:43 pm

      Michael is holding his own hand. Eric’s left arm is behind Michael. Yes, you’re seeing things that aren’t there.

      • Jamesj75

        December 3, 2019 at 5:20 pm

        Thanks for your reply, Momo. For the second time, let me clarify: I KNOW they weren’t holding hands. I said: “It appears as though….” If you (and the equally mystified Violet Lemm2) would read the entirety of my initial remarks, you might notice the humorous tone.

        I guess it’s okay to quibble about these silly misunderstandings rather than get into heated political arguments (elsewhere at this site) or wax nostalgically about the glory days of soaps (as I’ve done previously). None of it holds much enjoyment anymore… (And there is no attempt at humor in my last paragraph.)

        • Momo

          December 4, 2019 at 5:05 am

          I did read it. FYI: Your humor did not translate.

          The soaps are still good. Yes, times have changed, but I hope you can still find enjoyment in them. 🙂

          • Jamesj75

            December 4, 2019 at 7:48 am

            Thank you, Momo!

  10. Mary

    November 23, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    Now, who was it that said Days would be cancelled?

    • viewer88

      November 24, 2019 at 9:23 pm

      Mary,
      the smoke and mirrors of this storey can be mind bending, so let’s just think about the facts.
      1. Ken Corday owns Days, so he can renew it however, wherever he wants, neither NBC nor Sony have confirmed it’s renewed to my knowledge.
      2. The cast has been released from their contracts. The writing, has been so rediculously stupid of late, that even the good actors look like they’re over acting. The only ones who will be back, are those who don’t find work elsewhere.
      3. This ‘time jump’ that they’re hoping to save the show with???
      Is only for fans. It’s way too confusing to bring in younger millenials.?
      Maybe Corday is hoping Prospect Park will give it a go.?

      • Mary

        November 25, 2019 at 3:52 pm

        The renewal of DOOL has been confirmed! You were saying?

        • viewer88

          December 1, 2019 at 8:17 pm

          Mary, if you could post a link? to either NBC or Sony confirming it,…? Or are you in charge of these decisions.

          It looks more like Ron C has turned it into roadkill. So many long time fans have given up just this week.

          It’s likely Corday renewed it to survive in the app.???

  11. Mary SF

    November 24, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    When does this year renewal begin? They are eight months ahead, so basically half of 2020 is already accounted for. So is it a year after that or is really an order for six months worth of shows to finish up 2020?

    If the renewal begins after the already shot shows air, I would see that as a positive sign, but renewing a show for a year when most of the shows for that year are already in the can isn’t much of a commitment.

    But then again rumors of DAYS being cancelled have been around for years, and it hasn’t happened yet. It is like the energizer bunny, it keeps going and going. So I will hope for the best, but not be shocked if an cancellation order does come in 2020 at some point.

    • 4ever DAYS

      November 25, 2019 at 11:58 am

      Hi, Mary SF!

      The newest renewal starts from next September through September of 2021.

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REPORT: Days of our Lives Targets September Production Restart

Looks like Salem and Days of our Lives will be back in full-swing come September, if the target date holds true as revealed today by Deadline.

According to their sources, Corday Productions, who produces the long-running NBC daytime drama, sent out an email to cast members on Thursday notifying them of their intent to resume production come September 1st.

However for this article; reps for NBC, Corday and Sony Pictures TV declined to comment.

Days of our Lives has had enough shows banked through early October of this year, so was not pressed to get back into production amidst the coronavirus pandemic as much as CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful (which went back into production a week and half ago), and The Young and the Restless and General Hospital who are targeting a mid-July restart.

All three of the shows, except for DAYS ran out of original episodes to air, back at the end of April of this year.

So, excited to hear that their may be plans ahead come fall for DAYS to come to back and tape new episodes? Comment below.

 

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DAYS Elani Wedding (Photos): What Did You Think Of The Nuptials?

This week on Days of our Lives saw the first African-American couple to be married on-screen in the 54-year history of Days of our Lives.  Now while Lani (Sal Stowers) and Eli (Lamon Archey) tried before in a previous ceremony, this one did the job … they are now officially husband and wife!

The ceremony was attended by Lani’s dad, Abe Reynolds (James Reynolds), her mother Tamara Price (Marily McCoo), Billy Davis Jr.  as a former FBI mentor to Eli, Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) – it was her restaurant after all and she is Eli’s grandmother.  Dr. Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall) presided over the ceremony.

There were some unwelcome guests at the ceremony as well; leading the bride to question, are we doomed?  Why does this keep happening to us everytime we tried to get hitch!

However, fate was on Lani and Eli’s side this day, as even Gabi (Camila Banus) with her antics, and a shocking arrival from Vivian Alamain (Louise Sorel), couldn’t rain on this day.  Vivian even tried to shoot the bride, but thanks to Rafe (Galen Gering) saving the day and armed with news that her son Stefan (Brandon Barash) could be alive; he informs Viv firmly that she would be killing someone for the wrong reason, even though Vivian is in disbelief that her son is alive.  Next, she is whisked out of the ceremony.

Lani still feeling rattled by all the wedding interruptus gets a sign she should marry the man she loves; when her mother, who needed to go lie down earlier, as she was feeling faint, was able to show back up just in time to restart the wedding.

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During the ceremony, Eli mentions the loss of little David Abraham and the struggles they went through, but how in the end it brought then closer together.  After the rings are exchanged and they are pronounced man and wife, the newlyweds “jump the broom” a wonderful tradition and a symbol of African-American heritage, where the sweeping of the broom signifies sweeping away all the bad energy.  After they sweep the broom, Elani jumps over it.

In a behind-the-scenes of the wedding segment released this week on the DOOL app, Sal Stowers and Lamon Archey talk about the inclusion of the ‘jump the broom’ moment in the episode, and how they suggested the idea to DAYS Co-EP Albert Alaar, and how  it was written into the episode.

So, what did you think of Lani and Eli’s wedding? Did you enjoy it? Let us know via the comment section below, but first check out this wedding photo gallery of the big day!

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

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47th Annual Daytime Emmys Draws Over 3 Million Viewers For CBS Telecast with Return to Network TV

Friday night was a good night for daytime!  With its first foray back on to network television since 2011, the Daytime Emmy kudofest, while for the first time held this year virtually, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, scored very well in its timeslot.

The CBS broadcast averaged 3.1 million total viewers and a 0.3 demo rating.  That is way up from the last time viewers saw the award show on TV when it was on cable network POP TV back in 2015 with just over 900,000 viewers for its initial broadcast.

According to TV Insider report: The first hour of the Emmys garnered 3.3 million viewers to top the hour by edging out a rerun on ABC”s Shark Tank, and then slipped to second place for the second hour with 2.8 million viewers.

These were strong numbers for Friday night, and hopefully CBS and the other major networks will now continue this, and serve up the Daytime Emmy Awards moving forward.

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The ladies of CBS’s The Talk hosted the event; each virtually from their homes, in an event filled with at-home acceptance speeches and presenters, and clip packages. The show was produced by NATAS and Associated Television International

So, what do you think of the ratings performance of this year’s Daytime Emmys?  Comment below.

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