Saturday, February 24, 2024

Daytime Drama Happy Ending: NBC Renews “Days of Our Lives” for 55th Season


Good news for soap fans: NBC has renewed “Days of our Lives” for a 55th season. Yes, fifty fifth season.

The show has teetered toward cancellation for years. But in the last couple of years, new head writer Ron Carlivati has breathed life back in the series. The ratings are up marginally and not down, which is the main thing.

Now maybe NBC will put some money into the show. “Days of Our Lives” really looks cheap compared to other soaps and to almost any show on television, cable, or your computer. When I last checked it out, their sets were literally made out of cardboard. They could also use some lighting help.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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