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NBC Renews ‘Days of Our Lives’ for Season 51

Veteran Daytime Soap Launched in 1965

NBC has greenlit veteran daytime drama “Days of Our Lives” for the 2016-17 season, which will take it into season 51. “NBC is incredibly proud of the legacy of “Days of Our Lives” and we couldn’t be more excited to bring its fans new stories for the 51st season,” NBC entertainment president Jennifer Salke said in a statement. “In a business where having a show remain on the air for two seasons is considered a success, what “Days” has achieved is extraordinary.”

Debuting on Nov. 8, 1965, “Days of Our Lives” is one of the four network daytime soaps that remain on the air. The others are “General Hospital” on ABC, which launched on April 1, 1963, and CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless.”

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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