The entire cast of the NBC soap opera “Days of Our Lives” have been released from their contracts, Variety has confirmed.
The daytime drama has run for over 13,000 episodes since first debuting in 1965. The show will go on hiatus at the end of November, though it has shot enough episodes to last through the end of the current broadcast season. However, according to an individual close to the show, the show has found itself well ahead of schedule and the hiatus was always planned to give the cast members time off for the holidays. Should the show get picked up for another season, it would likely happen around the beginning of the year.
“Days of our Lives” is produced by Corday Productions, Inc. in association with Sony Pictures Television. It is executive produced by Ken Corday, Greg Meng and Albert Alarr, with Ron Carlivati as head writer.
Corday Productions, NBC, and distributor Sony Pictures Television declined to comment.
“Days of Our Lives” is one of the few daytime soaps still on the air, with the others being “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless” on CBS as well as “General Hospital” on ABC. “Days” is set in the fictional Midwestern town of Salem and follows lives of the Brady, Horton and DiMera families. The show was renewed for its current 55th season back in January.
TVLine first reported this news.
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