The sand will keep running through the hourglass…

After some concern that the long-running daytime series, “Days of our Lives” wouldn’t be renewed, NBC and Sony Pictures have announced today their plans to renew the 50-year old soap opera for another year, possibly two. Soaps.com is excited to announce that we’re back with at least one more year of Caroline’s clam chowder, Alice’s famous donuts, hanging of the ornaments on the Horton Christmas tree, romance, drama, murder and mayhem. Credited are the new head writers Josh Griffith and Dena Higley,  whose storylines began to air in August of 2015 and consisted of a lively Bicentennial Gala, with costumes from the ’60s era, a wedding, several murders, a serial killer and a kidnapping.

Regarding the renewal leading Days up to September 2016, Corday had spoken to press about his excitement for the 50th Anniversary, stating, “We can’t wait to show the fans what is going to be happening for the 50th anniversary, but it doesn’t just stop after the 50th anniversary. This work ethic has continued, and the stories are just getting better and better as time goes on.”

Watch as Ken Corday tells Soaps.com reporter, Kristyn Burtt what 50 years of “Days” means to him.

How it all began… Days flashback from 1965 -1969

“Days of our Lives” was created by husband and wife team Ted Corday and Betty Corday. William J. Bell wrote many of the earliest storylines alongside story editor, Irna Phillips. The show, set in the fictional town of Salem, Massachusetts, premièred as a half-hour-long drama on NBC November 8, 1965 and ten years later, on April 21, 1975, “Days” expanded to an hour-long show. Flashback to yesteryear right on Soaps.com.

Days flashback from 1970 – 1979
Days flashback from 1980 – 1989
Days flashback from 1990 – 1999
Days flashback from 2000 – 2010
Days flashback from 2011 – 2015

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– Christine Fix