Renewal for "Days of Our Lives" comes as long-running soap prepares to air its 12,000th episode
John Ingle taught acting to numerous future Hollywood stars before launching a career of his own and starring as Edward Quartermaine on "General Hospital"
O'Reilly's butting heads with Whoopi and Joy again, "Dexter" goes back to high school and even "Sesame Street" is poking fun at the "Spider-Man" musical
Sand left in the hour glass as long running soap is picked up through 2013
NBC will keep soap on the air through 2011