DAYS OF OUR LIVES will be airing its 12,000th episode this Friday, January 11, but today word came down of some even better news for the long-running soap. NBC has renewed DAYS for another year, taking it through to September 2014!
"We are thrilled to announce that DAYS OF OUR LIVES is not going anywhere. It is NBC's longest-running drama series by far and is one of the most historic brands in television," said Jennifer Salke, president, NBC Entertainment. "We commend Ken Corday and the entire creative team on continuing to keep the stories and characters fresh, exciting and relevant year after year."
"DAYS OF OUR LIVES has maintained a loyal and dedicated fan base for more than four decades and continues to reach a new generation of viewers," said Steve Mosko, President, Sony Pictures Television. "We appreciate NBC's support over the years and, as the show celebrates this significant milestone, we are thrilled that the show will continue to be a part of the NBC family."
"After so many years in the homes and hearts of our loyal fans, I'm both humbled and elated to say it's 2013 and we're still going strong," said DAYS' executive producer, Ken Corday. "I am equally proud that the sense of family which my mom and dad established in our show 48 years ago, is still what drives it today. As we celebrate our 12,000th episode with an amazing cast and great support from our network, we look forward to what's yet to come!"
And don't miss the 12,000th episode this Friday, January 11, which will find Sami and Rafe getting closer, Chloe enlisting an ally to win Daniel away from Jennifer, and Gabi and Nick preparing to walk down the aisle with a huge secret hanging over their heads ready to explode!