NBC has renewed its popular daytime Soap Opera Days Of Our Lives for another season. This means the show will return for a fifty second season. The current season, the soap's fifty first season, is airing daily on NBC. The news was announced this morning on Twitter by the show's executive producer, Ken Corday. Corday tweeted, "It’s a great day in Salem!" Corday also thanked NBC and the show's fans, tweeting, "Days of our Lives will continue to be part of the NBC family."

Days of Our Lives History

The hour long soap opera has been on television for over fifty years.

It currently airs every day on NBC, and is shown in syndication as well. The show currently airs in more than 25 countries. This year, the show celebrated the airing of its 13,000th episode. The soap aired its first episode all the way back in 1965, and has been on the air ever since. Devoted soap fans have been watching and following Days of Our Lives for years, making it the only remaining soap opera on NBC, and one of only four daily soap operas on basic cable. The show follows the trials and tribulations that characters face in the town of Salem. Whether story lines include custody battles, or the death of a well-loved character, the show continues to deliver solid ratings from their loyal fanbase.

What does this mean for soap operas?

Days of Our Lives is currently the only soap opera on the NBC network. It is one of only four soaps that air daily on basic cable. Other than Days of Our Lives, other soaps that are still on the air include General Hospital on ABC, and The Young and The Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful, both which air on CBS.

Back in 2011, ABC cancelled two of their soap operas. The cancellation of All My Children and One Life To Live caused much controversy amongst soap fans. While there were attempts to save the show, none were successful. The cancellation of both shows left only four soaps on the air. With such a small number of soap operas remaining on the air, the renewal of Days of Our Lives is a sigh of relief for soap opera fans.