NBC Wants More Days of our Lives

Cast of Days of Our Lives

The Cast of 'Days of our Lives' Celebrate the 12,000th Episode -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)

12,000 episodes and it’s still going strong… NBC has just renewed Days of our Lives for another year, guaranteeing Days fans will be able to keep tuning in through September 2014. The series’ 12,000 episode airs on January 11, 2013 and its 48th anniversary is coming up in November.
 
Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment, confirmed the renewal, stating: “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. 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,” added 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 executive producer Ken Corday whose parents, Betty and Ted, co-created the series. “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!”
 
Details on the 12,000th Episode:
 
Sami (played by Alison Sweeney, who coincidentally celebrates her 20-year anniversary on Days this week) and Rafe (Galen Gering) start getting close again. Chloe (Nadia Bjorlin) finds an ally in her quest to win Daniel (Shawn Christian) away from Jennifer (Melissa Reeves). Meanwhile, Gabi (Camila Banus) prepares to marry Nick (Blake Berris) while carrying the baby of Will (Daytime Emmy winner Chandler Massey). All three continue to struggle with what role Will should play in the baby’s life. Before the episode’s end, someone throws a huge wrench into the wedding proceedings.
 
Source: NBC

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