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‘Days of Our Lives’ Renewed for 54th Season at NBC

The daytime staple aired its 13,000th episode last year

The iconic soap opera “Days of Our Lives” has been renewed for a 54th season on NBC, the network said Thursday.

The daytime drama aired its 13,000th episode in 2017. The show debuted in 1965 with half-hour episodes that expanded to an hour a decade later. “Days” has earned 52 Emmy Awards in its more than 50 years on air, including Outstanding Daytime Drama in 2013 and 2015.

“We’re thrilled that the sands will continue flowing through the hourglass for yet another year,” said executive producer Ken Corday, teasing some excitement ahead. “Buckle up because we have some exciting and compelling new stories coming to Salem this season.”

“We’re very excited about having more great ‘Days’ in Salem,” said Executive Vice President, Current Programming for NBC Entertainment Bruce Evans. “Ken Corday and his team continue to tell stories with which the ‘Days’ loyal audience feels a deep connection. We congratulate them on their remarkable daytime legacy and look forward to what they have planned for the new season.”

In addition to Corday, Greg Meng and Albert Alarr co-executive produce with Ron Carlivati as head writer. “Days of our Lives” is produced by Corday Productions, Inc. in association with Sony Pictures Television.