"Days Of Our Lives" is one of the longest-running TV shows in the world, and now, after airing for 52 years on NBC, there is speculation that daytime soap opera may face cancellation in 2017. A combination of low ratings and NBC's new contract with Megyn Kelly, who recently left Fox News, has "DOOL" fans worried that their soap will be replaced with Kelly's new daytime news show.

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Although NBC has not confirmed or denied the rumors, sources tell the Hollywood Reporter that NBC may air Kelly's new daytime news show weekdays at 1 p.m., the time slot currently held by "Days of Our Lives." According to those in-the-know about Megyn's contract, the former host of FOX's "The Kelly File" will also host a Sunday night news show and cover breaking news stories for the network.

New time slot or cancellation for 'DOOL'?

Megyn Kelly is known as cable news' biggest star, a golden-girl of sorts and several major networks, including ABC and CNN, tried to lure her in with multi-million dollar deals after she departed Fox News.

'Days of our Lives' cancelation rumors continue - tvsourcemagazine.com
'Days of our Lives' cancelation rumors continue - tvsourcemagazine.com

After settling on NBC, there was an immediate buzz about Kelly getting a prime daytime spot for her news show started — and that spot just happens to be the 1 p.m. time slot currently held by "DOOL."

Although there has been some speculation that Megyn Kelly's show could be pitted up against the TODAY Show at 9 a.m. weekdays, Hollywood Life's insiders state that it's more likely that her show will air at 1 p.m. during the week.

Until the details are confirmed by NBC, "Days of Our Lives" fans shouldn't get too stressed out.

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There is the possibility that the network will simply move the soap to a different time slot. Right now, NBC airs the one-hour "Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen" at 2 p.m. that could potentially move to another time if necessary. Prior to the 1 o'clock hour, there is only a 30-minute slot open from 12 - 12:30 p.m., one that is usually filled with an infomercial.

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"Days of Our Lives" started out as a 30-minute soap opera in 1965.

The network started broadcasting the show for one hour in 1975 and hopefully fans will see the show stick around for many years to come despite the uncertainty brought on by Megyn Kelly's new deal with NBC.

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