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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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Courtesy/NBC

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.

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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LISTEN NOW: Soap Nation Live! With Jon Lindstrom, Beth Maitland, Freddie Smith & Linda Dano

Tonight on the November episode of Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman, get ready for a dynamic line-up of some of your favorite soap stars.

Join Michael and his special guests: GH’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin), Y&R’s Beth Maitland (Traci), DAYS’ Freddie Smith (Sonny) and soap icon, Linda Dano (Ex-Felicia – AW, ex-Gretel – OLTL, GH, AMC, Port Charles, and ex-Cynthia, ATWT) for this 90-minute broadcast, plus you never know who might pop up during the show!

Make sure to listen in for our trivia game show segment, when one lucky caller has the chance to win a Days of our Lives goodie/swag bag, and a personalized autograph picture from our guest, Freddie Smith.

To call-in and pose a question, or a comment to any of our guests, dial the exclusive listener-line at 818-295-2130.  

The season premiere begins its stream-live at 7PMPST/10PMEST.  You can also head on over to the Soap Nation Live! page at Spreaker.com, if you have any trouble listening to the show here.

Portions of the broadcast can also be viewed at Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/michaelfairmanTV

Now, listen to Soap Nation Live’s all-new episode below in the player.

If you are tuning-in shortly before 7PMPST, you will hear some musical interludes before we go live for showtime. Make sure to press the play button on the player below and enjoy the show!

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THURSDAY NIGHT: Soap Nation Live! With Special Guests: GH’s Jon Lindstrom, Y&R’s Beth Maitland, DAYS’ Freddie Smith & Soap Favorite, Linda Dano

On Thursday night, November 15th, Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman returns with a brand new episode beginning at 7PMPST/10PMEST.

Join Michael and his very special guests: General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan), The Young and the Restless Beth Maitland (Traci), Days of our Lives Freddie Smith (Sonny), and beloved soap vet, Linda Dano (Ex-Felicia Gallant, AW, Ex-Gretel Rae Cummings, OLTL, GH, Port Charles, and AMC) who will be appearing with Alison Sweeney (Sami, DAYS) in Hallmark’s The Chronicle Mysteries next year, for this entertaining 90-minute broadcast.

Make sure to listen in for our trivia game show segment, when one lucky caller has the chance to win a very soapy prize, a Days of our Lives swag bag, and a personalized autograph picture of Freddie Smith.

To call-in and pose a question, or a comment to any of our guests, dial the exclusive listener-line at 818-295-2130.

The November edition of Soap Nation Live! will be streamed live right here at Michael Fairman TV.   Come back prior to showtime Thursday night, and just look for the post for our broadcast and listen-in.

You can also listen to all past broadcasts and the new live-stream of Soap Nation Live! via Spreaker’s Soap Nation Live page

Portions of Thursday’s all-new episode can also be viewed at Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/michaelfairmanTV

If you have a question for any one of our guests that you would like potentially posed to them during the live broadcast; you can post them via the comment section below, and we just might ask your question on the air!  We hope you are looking forward to the show.

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Thia Megia Joins The Cast Of DAYS; Paul Telfer Set To Return

Major casting news announced at yesterday’s NBC Day of Days fan event, and on the new DOOL app.

Days of our Lives is bringing back Bad boy Xander, who will be seen again in Salem in the new year, which means Paul Telfer will be back on the canvas.

Xander was last seen when the warehouse exploded that changed the course of many lives back in October.

According to the official press release, look for Paul to share screen time with Eric Martsolf, Linsey Godfrey, John Aniston, Freddie Smith and more in provocative and exciting scenes in 2019

Additionally, during the Q&A portion of Day of Days fans were introduced to Thia Megia who will take on the role of Haley Chen, a mysterious newcomer to Salem who gains the attention of JJ Deveraux (Casey Moss)

If Thia looks familiar she was on American Idol in its season 10, making it all the way to the top eleven contestants during her run.

So, intrigued to find out more about the character of Haley?  Looking forward to more Xander on your way? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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