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.