No official statement has been made by NBC but DirecTV has just spoken with us to confirm cancellation news. The representative of DirecTV today assured us that though the show is the highest rated program on the satellite network, has not been canceled - yet. "No, it's not been canceled. We've picked up an additional 52 episodes of Passions that will run through the summer." She later let us know that "DirecTV has picked up an additional 52 episodes of Passions ensuring fans will get to see brand new episodes through summer 2008 when the show will conclude its run on DirecTV".
NBC issued a public statement on Tuesday in which they echoed DirecTV's information. Here is the network's official statement:
"We are pleased to announce that DIRECTV has ordered an additional 52 episodes of Passions so that fans will continue to enjoy brand new episodes of the show through Summer 2008 when Passions will conclude its run on DIRECTV. We're excited that we can continue to bring more drama and excitement to fans and give them a chance to keep up with the intensifying storylines as they unfold over the next few months."
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