"Days Of Our Lives" fans just might be able to breathe a sigh of relief over the recent cancellation talk (according to the President of NBC who revealed at this time they are "optimistic" about the show's renewal).

Will 'DOOL' be saved?

As previously reported, "Days of Our Lives" fans have been very concerned about the future of their beloved 51-year-running daytime soap, due to some very serious cancellation talk that has been circulating for the past few weeks. Concern began to build after a recent report from People stated that "Days" could be coming to an end after 2017 in order for NBC to clear a block of time for a new talk show that will be hosted by Megyn Kelly.

Kelly recently announced that she was leaving Fox after 12 years with the network and moving to NBC.

Soap Hub reports that after speaking with NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke, Salke stated that she would be "devastated" should "Days of Our Lives" be cancelled. "We haven't decided yet, but we are optimistic," Salke exclusively told Soap Hub.

It is also noted by the Soap site that the word "optimistic" was also used last year when similar talk of cancelling "Days" was circulating, and that things worked out well for the soap and their fans. So on a more positive note, hopefully, the soap will have the same luck as last time.

Fans of the long-running soap have become very invested in the show and the goings on in Salem with the Horton and Brady families for many years.

Many viewers include multi-generation families of fans in what has become a family tradition for many.

Former 'Days' actor blasts NBC in Twitter rant

However, keeping the series on TV is not agreed upon by all. in fact, one former cast member had some pretty cruel things to say about the show earlier today during a Twitter rant.

Actor Jonathon McClendon (who played Chase) is not a fan of the show or NBC at all anymore. It appears that McClendon has some major issues about the dark turn his former character took on the show after the character of Chase turned out to be a teen rapist. Jonathon also stated that he is all for "Days of Our Lives" being cancelled, tweeting that "52-years is too long for the show." He went on to claim that NBC treated one of his friends who worked on the show poorly, letting her go without any warning.

To wrap it up, the former "DOOL" cast member claims he will no longer be watching the show but will be watching "General Hospital" now instead.

What are your thoughts? Will "Days of Our Lives" be saved from the chopping block once again, or do you believe the show's "Days" are numbered?