"Days Of Our Lives" fans have gotten used to hearing the rumors that their favorite soap is close to cancellation. The show has been rumored to be on the edge of being axed for years now, but fans continue to hold out hope that the NBC soap, which has been on the air for over 50 years, will continue to push through. However, this week a new announcement had some "DOOL" viewers wondering if the end really may be near for the beloved soap opera, which has already been allegedly close to cancellation in the past.

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Could a new time slot spell bad news for 'DOOL?'

According to Soap Hub, "Days of Our Lives" will be switching its time slot in New York, which is the largest TV market in the United States. Instead of airing at 1 p.m. as it has for decades, the soap will begin airing at noon starting on January 16. While this might not seem like a big deal, it could be a sign of things to come. As many avid TV fans know, switching time slots is rarely a good thing.

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In the past, some fan favorite soap operas that have since been canceled were first moved to a different time slot, likely because the network isn't generating enough ad revenue from the program. NBC is making changes, but fans hope that 'Days of Our Lives' isn't one of them.

The latest "Days of Our Lives" announcement also comes at a time when NBC has stolen Megyn Kelly away from Fox News, which likely cost them quite a bit of money to do. In an age where soaps seem to be a dying breed, fans are worried that the show they've been watching for years, some with multiple generations of their family, is now on the chopping block.

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While "DOOL" can never seem to top CBS' powerhouse, "The Young & The Restless," the show has a very loyal following of fans, who tune in each and every day to find out what their favorite characters are up to in Salem. These fans also attend fan events, book signings, and send gifts to their favorite actors and actress, and would be devastated if the show were to be canceled. It looks like everyone will be keeping their fingers crossed for the future of the show.

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