Days Of Our Lives: NBC & Sony enter talks for Season 57 renewal
NBC and Sony Pictures Television have officially entered negotiations for the potential 57th season renewal of their long-running daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives. TVLine also went on to confirm that production on Days of Our Lives had been put on hold after they recently completed filming for its current Season 56’s final episodes. Like previous renewal negotiations during the past couple of years, it might take months before both parties will come to conclusion about the show’s fate. Meanwhile, loyal viewers won’t feel the show’s on-air hiatus for several months because episodes were taped so far in advance
According to Deadline, fans of the iconic TV series should not be worried as sources have been positive about the outcome of the negotiations, especially when the writing team has already started working on scripts for Season 57 and producers have reportedly been making if-come deals with key cast members over the past few weeks.
Days of Our Lives is set in the fictitious Midwestern town of Salem. The core families are Bradys, Hortons and DiMeras, and the multi-layered storylines involve elements of romance, adventure, mystery, comedy and drama.
The series currently stars long-running cast members who have been with the show since the 70s, 80s, and 90s, including Suzanne Rogers, James Reynolds, Stephen Nichols, Lauren Koslow, Drake Hogestyn, Deidre Hall, Mary Beth Evans, Bryan Dattilo, Matthew Ashford, Josh Taylor and Arianne Zucker.
Season 56 marked the departures of Kristian Alfonso, Greg Vaughan and Victoria Konefal, while also seeing the return of Alison Sweeney.
Created by Ted Corday and Betty Corday, Days of Our Lives has been running on-air for 56 seasons since 1965. It is currently executive produced by Ken Corday and Albert Alarr with Randy Dugan as the producer. The show has garnered more than 50 Emmy Awards including Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team.