That's a lot of sand! Way back in 1965, Days of Our Lives aired its very first episode, and though it seems like the show has explored every bit of the Brady, Horton, and DiMera families, there are apparently still more stories to be told.
The long-running soap opera just announced it has been renewed for its 55th—yes, you read that right—season.
"It's a happy day in Salem!" the show's Twitter account . "#DAYS has been renewed for Season 55. 🙌🎉" The announcement brought a slew of excited responses from long-watching fans.
"Congratulations! Wonderful #DAYS news. So happy!" one person wrote. "Yay!!! Thank you for this fabulous news. Here’s to another 55 years of #Days," someone else tweeted. "Couldn’t be more thrilled. Thank you NBC, here’s to another great year," another added.
In a news release, NBC announced the renewal makes the show the longest program to ever run on the network. "The sands in the hourglass will continue to flow for yet another year," Ken Corday, executive producer of the series, said in a release. "We’re grateful to NBC and Sony for their continued support of the show and, of course, to our dedicated and passionate fans, we owe it all to you. Thank you for taking us through our 55th season. We can’t wait for you to see what we have in store."
The statement isn't just thrilling for fans, but it's also a huge relief. It was only a few months ago when there was speculation the drama might get cancelled to make room for Kelly Clarkson's new talk show. But Days of Our Lives fanatics can rest assured, there is at least one more season!