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NBC Makes It Official, Announces Days of our Lives Renewal: "We Couldn't Be More Excited To Bring Its Fans New Stories For The 51st Season"

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Following Thurday afternoon’s breaking news that Days of our Lives got its renewal pick-up by NBC, the peacock network made it official with their press release heralding that the beloved daytime drama series will live to see another day,and  continue into the 2016-2017 television season, and they could not be prouder and happier.

Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment made the announcement and said in a statement, “NBC is incredibly proud of the legacy of Days of our Lives and we couldn’t be more excited to brings its fans new stories for the 51st season. In a business where having a show remain on the air for two seasons is considered a success, what DAYS has achieved is extraordinary.”

In addition, the sub-header for the official release said “The Tales From Salem Will Continue as Beloved Series Earns Pickup Following Recent Ratings Surge.”   So far this season, DAYS is averaging a 0.90 rating, 6 share in women 18-49 and 2.901 million viewers overall in ‘most current’ ratings from Nielsen Media Research. Through the first five weeks of the current quarter, DAYS has grown to a 0.93 rating, 6 share in women 18-49, up +6% versus its 0.88 for the same period last year, and 2.993 million viewers overall, up +15% versus its 2.601 million for the same weeks last year.

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NBC also noted:  “The success of the series derives from its consistent commitment to excellence in writing and storytelling — supported by a diverse ensemble of performers — and its uncanny knack for anticipating viewer interests. With its mix of classic genre traditions and groundbreaking narratives reflecting modern life, Days of our Lives remains a perennial favorite among viewers of all ages.  Days of our Lives is set in the fictitious Midwestern town of Salem. The core families are the Bradys, Hortons and DiMeras, and the multi-layered storylines involve elements of romance, adventure, mystery, comedy and drama.

Days of our Lives is produced by Corday Productions Inc. in association with Sony Pictures Television. Ken Corday is executive producer, with co-executive producers Greg Meng and Albert Alarr. Dena Higley and Josh Griffith are the head writing team.

So, what did you think about NBC executive Jennifer Salke’s comments on DAYS renewal and the network’s continue interest in Salem? Happy to hear the renewal has been made official? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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su0000
su0000

GH doesn’t have a yearly renewal date, seems they just it roll until they don’t ..

CONGRATS, DAYS!!

Matt
Matt

Gh doesnt have a renewal date becasue the network owns the show. Since Sony runs Days, they have to reach an agreement with NBC when the contract is up.

Johnny
Johnny

I couldn’t more happier! I watched DAYS since I was a kid . It’s probably my favorite TV show ever!

Eddie
Eddie

I thought that the last few renewals have been for 2 yrs at a time. Is this renewal just for one year?

davlestev1
davlestev1

Yes and if the ratings drop nbc will dump the show so let’s hope people continue tuning in

Patrick
Patrick

Yeah, I don’t particularly care for; “option for additional year”

NBC clearly states… “how magnanimous it is to celebrate a show… for 51 years.. and in the same breath… (which is true ) how a prime time show may last… if at all… 1 to 2 seasons

so… buck up … and coulda woulda shoulda given us 2 years

Patrick
Patrick

on top of that… LATEST SOD issue : Kassie DePaiva… “missed Opportunities”

NBC / Sony / DOOL… and probably more specific… KEN CORDAY production

RE HIRE : this gem… gold mine… class act… energetic… bubbling personality

who enlivens any show… she’s respected… and lauded

she shares with the fans… missed opportunity

how much she would have loved to screen ; to REEL

with, Billy Flynn and Judi Evans, plus

can you imagine… what a dream ; let down

forever wonder… what could have been

i’ll let up ; after the 2016 emmy

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

I am happy about the renewal, but I also know DAYS should continue improving it’s numbers or September 2017 will be the end of DAYS. Watch every episode within one day of airing and don’t give up!

Jonboy
Jonboy

Not a viewer of Days but glad for its fans.

SZima
SZima

Glad the show is continuing, BUT are they going to shorten their shooting schedule for 5-6 months ahead to a more normal 4-6 weeks?
THAT is what’s wrong with this show. By the time they realize a storyline/character is NOT working, they have months worth of shows already shot, that we have to suffer through, before the story can be dropped!
The best thing they could do for the show…and it’s viewers…is get on a shorter shooting schedule!

Jim Preston
Jim Preston

I think elsewhere on this page that is mentioned – the fact that one of the stipulations of the contract is a shorter shooting schedule – and, I agree with you that they need to do that to see what is working, what isn’t. Right now, at least to my viewing eyes, NOT MUCH is working. The teens are not believable, Andre’s villainous hammy acting is for the birds, and Victor’s long lost brother is a tad over the top. Belle being with Phillip is also not terribly compelling.
I enjoyed the show quite a bit more about a year or so ago with Will, Sonny,
JJ with Paige, the story of Eve hating Jennifer – the strange baseball player who was really hiding a secret, etc. I thought the storylines were much more innovative. Right now, it seems like, it’s the same-old, same-old.
I am glad the show got a renewal but let’s hope for some interesting storylines to warrant it’s extension.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

This is fantastic! The new regime has definitely re-grounded the soap back to a soap worth watching. And I cannot wait for the 51st season, along with the 52nd!

john
john

Are they going to change their filming schedule?

Patrick
Patrick

I really wish with the DAYS renewal threads… this would have been addressed as a stipulation…

I hope some one… any one… can look in to this and share ?

Hello Mr. Fairman… any chance you can find this out…

Mo
Mo

Just a one year renewal? Better than not, but two would have been better.

Frank
Frank

They got renewed for 1 year, plus an option.

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

Lets hope this good news continues for all the remaining soaps…hopefully tptb realize soaps remain a popular and important part of daytime viewing for many years to come..now how is the status for the other three…GH has slightly improved and speaking of GH is Hayden really Pauls daughter?

Jules
Jules

Out of line! This comment d to be deleted immediately! Michael, do something.

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

This is my insane asylum…im here to stay-FOORRREEEEVVVVVEEEEEERRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!…lol

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

It wouldn’t be the same without you.

Timmm
Timmm

This is great news for not only DAYS fans but for the soap opera community in general. [FOUR STRONG!] Here comes Rebecca Herbst!

k/kay
k/kay

Nope congrats but if Fv lets her walk then GH is dead for me as a viewer ewe lost Jason Thompson stop the back stage politics she carried the story last year while Billy Miller sleep walked

Dylan
Dylan

I hope DAYS does snag her. GH has completely decimated the character of Liz, and always has her come up as the loser in everything. She should be the Jessie Brewer of the modern day…Head Nurse, take charge, full love life, respected, professional…never mind chasing after a brain damaged murderer. Now, she is so desperate for a friend, she is hanging with a serial killer who terrorized her and her family for years? Plain BAD writing. BUT…..in the past few years, DAYS has hired some serious big name talent in the COMPLETELY wrong roles!! They NEED to hire her as someone with built in audience connections…like Taylor, Nicole’s sister. Or the oft mentioned (by fans only!) but never seen Sarah Horton. Or there are other Horton’s out there we haven’t even met yet. Or, Kate’s daughter Cassie. Or, a child Adrienne gave up for adoption in her teens. Or, even as Mimi!! With all those former teens returning as adults, Chloe, Phillip, Shawn, and Belle…. Mimi was right in that group. That could be like Guiding Light with the adult versions of the Four Musketeers Beth, Phillip, Rick, and Mindy. They have to stop hiring top notch talent in throwaway roles. Hire her as ANYONE with ANY kind of connection to ANY current DAYS veteran. It shouldn’t take 6 months for the show to realize that having Melissa Archer run around town talking to herself about an elephant statue was probably not the best outlet for her talent, or for the storylines on the show.

Patrick
Patrick

Ta – Da !

drum roll….. Ladies and Gentlemen ! I give you….

” Is Liz a secret super vixen ”

————

she’s on the cover of the latest SOD issue w/above caption
 

supervixen

1.A beautiful woman of Domineering stature.
2.A Woman worthy of having a religion dedicated to her. One (specifically feemale) Who has many followers and carries herself with a goddess like elegance.
3. A strong woman who leaves an everlasting Impression on one. (see also Glamazon)

one could clearly see Liz… escaping, if you will… not unlike Jake acting out… now it’s Liz turn.

after all that she’s been through;

w/ Jason
w/ Jake
her house burning up
w/ herself
with all the rest of Port Charles passing judgment and nailing her to the cross

this is the next step and /or layer of freeing herself w/ abandon

k/kay
k/kay

And yes Jason Thompson making the role his own we do however need a scene with him and Jess I don’t like lazy actors Jason is not one nor is Becky

Patrick
Patrick

when JT made his debut… I watched his scenes… and the scenes between Ashley and Dr. Neville…

you can really tell that Michael E. Knight… delights in his scenes with Eileen Davidson… he matter of factly… fandom excite; is in to his job with ED. it’s a LOL delight as a fan to watch

all else about Y&R I FF’d… just don’t have the time…

point: I stopped watching all together… when no scenes between Jill and her own son materialized.

deleted the last 3 episodes.. so I guess I’ll never know.

these two storylines have all the potential

Matt
Matt

Great news for fans of Days, glad to see we are not losing another soap, at least for another year!

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

And the most creative soap on the air presently. I loved the Feb. 12–Valentine show–where all the couples had “dream” or “nightmare” vignettes.
I love that Days does something different and unexpected–and just sheer fun–for its fans. Loved most especially the 1940s-style fim noir of Patch and Kayla. That’s what I’m talking about! Thanks, writers, directors, actors, etc. Way to go!

mike
mike

Mr. Fairman have you heard the rumor of the return of Chandler Massey?

Gino
Gino

Hi Mike the rumor, that I am hearing is will Horton is alive. Chandler Massey will be back on Days in about 6 months. Days tapes 5 to 6 months ahead, but they are thinking of changing it to 3 to 6 weeks ahead. Rumor is the real Will Horton was kidnapped. I hope this is true.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

It’s most likely true, mike. It wouldn’t surprise me to see Chandler as Will make his return during the Friday Summer Olympics Cliffhanger (08-05-16)! There has to be something big for DAYS fans to hang in there during the 2 weeks preemption for Olypic coverage.

carol
carol

This is good news I watch the show every day whether it be good or bad,heard that Chases dad is coming back. He is already started filming. So see they do bring the dead back.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Woo freakin’ hoo!!! Love me some Days! I would be so sad to lose another iconic soap. Congrats and keep up the great work.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Yes!

Rich
Rich

Interesting that the renewal for Days is just for one year, with an option for an additional year (similar to the deal that CBS had with the NFL for the first year of Thursday night telecasts in 2014).

That would signal to me that NBC is hedging its bets and leaves the door open for a possible cancellation in the event that the 50th anniversary-fueled ratings bump doesn’t last in the coming months. And there is some evidence to suggest that the bump may have already evaporated.

Hopefully, it won’t come to that, but I’m merely being realistic.

Dean_Morgan
Dean_Morgan

As a fan for over 30 years, I love knowing Days will continue. No soap is perfect, but I have to says I am really enjoying the soap these days and I make a point to watch it off my DVR each night…I used to wait until the weekend to tackle the episodes for the week.

While I am sure we all have favorites who are no longer on the show ( for me, it is Christie Clark’s Carrie), or favorites currently on the canvas (Suzanne Rogers is top notch in my book), I do enjoy all the current cast members and I can tell the actors are enjoying the writing, as evidenced in their performances and the way they gush in interviews about their stories.

I do hope they can tape closer to when they air, as I think that could really fix things more quickly. I have noticed Days ads are popping up during morning and evening hours every so often, so that is great! I’d love to see the actors pop up on NBC produced talk shows… CBS does that very well.

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Sean Blakemore and Gilles Marini To Appear in Season Five of THE BAY

Two more stars very familiar to daytime audiences have been added to the continual growing cast of the digital drama series, The Bay. 

Now comes word that Daytime Emmy-winner, Sean Blakemore (Ex-Shawn Butler, General Hospital) who can currently be seen in the motion picture Ad Astra with Brad Pitt is coming to Bay City.  Sean will take on the role of Tony Foster, a character who makes a visit in an effort to “save the day”.

In addition to that casting announcement, former Days of our Lives star, Gilles Marini (Ex-Ted Laurent) will also be showing up.  Marini is also known for his work on Sex and the City, Devious Maids and Brothers & Sisters. 

Look for Gilles to take on the role of Judge Nazar Zekarain, a character who will also crossover to The Bay’s s spinoff series yA –  a drama focusing on Bay City’s elite and often troubled teens.

The Bay’s creator. Gregori J Martin expressed his excitement on the casting news sharing: “Sean and Gilles are absolute pros! Such a true honor to work with both gentlemen and have them a part of The Bay family!”

Currently, the first half of season 4 of the series is available via Amazon’s Prime Video, with the second half of season to be released later this fall.  No release date has been confirmed at this time.

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RATINGS: Days of our Lives Has Strong Week

The ratings are out for the week of September 2nd through the 6th and it was NBC’s Days of our Lives that was the only daytime drama series to gain in total viewers and households.

That week featured the debut of One Life to Live icon, Robin Strasser in her debut on DAYS as Vivian Alamain replacing Louise Sorel.

DAYS topped General Hospital for the week moving into third place adding +82,000 total viewers, while GH hit a new low losing – 143,000 viewers, as well, the CBS Daytime series of The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful also lost total viewers … -189,000 and -120,000 for the ratings period.

In addition, DAYS was up +.04 in households week-to-week.   However. the show year-to-year that has continued in recent weeks to lose viewers is The Young and the Restless who from this time last year lost -453,000 viewers.

In the key demos: Y&R remained at #1 in 18-49, 18-34 and 25-54 in total viewers, but in the ratings share it tied with B&B in the 18-34 category.  Over the past few weeks, B&B has also been in the top demo slots trading off with Y&R.

With the fall season upon us and summer coming to a close, perhaps many soap viewers will be checking back in to see what is happening in the towns of Genoa City, Port Charles, Los Angeles, and Salem.

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But of course, story and content is king, so here’s hoping viewers will be into what the shows are serving up in the months to come.  And if you love the genre, it’s important to remember in the words of Robin Strasser to “Support the Four”.

Check out the entire ratings picture via SON here.

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 3,616,000 (-120,000/-453,000)
2. B&B 3,196,000 (-189,000/-87,000)
3. DAYS 2,123,000 (+82,000/-30,000)
4. GH 2,023,000 (-143,000/-297,000)

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‘Chad & Abby In Paris’ Chapter 2 Set To Debut On The DOOL App As The Story Continues

The story of Chad & Abby in Paris will soldier on after its very successful first chapter launch.  News today is that Days of our Lives will be releasing the second chapter on the young DiMera couple abroad from Salem on the DOOL app starring Billy Flynn (Chad) and Kate Mansi (Abby).

The next set of 8 episodes brings it with some new and not-so-new faces.   Look for revenge, power, romance and family to play heavily in chapter two .  As after the fallout from the first chapter, this second take of the couple’s journey in Europe kicks off with a surprise visitor from Salem that shakes things up for them.  Will they stay strong together  …. or have more strain put on their marriage?

Be on the lookout for the debuts of Shawna Della-Ricca in the new role of Sylvie and Remington Hoffman as Li Shin, the son of DiMera Enterprises’ Mr. Shin.

Episodes of Chapter 2 of Chad & Abby in Paris will post every Thursday morning for the next 8 weeks on the DOOL app.  Make sure to visit thedoolapp.com for more info on how you can download the free app to your mobile device.

So, excited to see more Chad & Abby in Paris? Who might make a surprise visit to them? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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