"Days Of Our Lives" is officially returning for Season 52. Longtime fans are beyond excited that the NBC soap has been renewed for another year after rumors were running wild that the show would likely get canceled due to low ratings and Megyn Kelly's move from Fox News. However, the show will go on, at least for one more season, and viewers are so happy about the big news.

'DOOL' fans are thrilled about the big renewal news

According to Fan Sided, "Days of Our Lives" has been renewed for an amazing 52nd season, and fans are excited about what the future may hold for residents of the fictional town of Salem.

Many fans have been worried about the show since big name actors decided to leave their characters behind. Over the past few years, fan favorite characters such as Sami Brady, EJ DiMera, Will Horton, Bo Brady, Theresa Donovan, and many more have either been killed or written off the show, leaving fans more than bummed about the absence of their favorite Salem residents.

New head writer could turn the show around

Meanwhile, a new head writer is taking the reigns over at "Days of Our Lives." The show recently fired Dena Higley and replaced her with former "General Hospital" writer, Ron Carlivati. Viewers are hoping that the new writer switch up will mean better storylines, bigger drama, more romance, and higher ratings for the beloved Soap Opera.

If the show can get the ratings up and the storylines in check it could lead to more renewals for the series, which is what fans are hoping for.

What's next for 'Days?'

Executive producer, Ken Corday, released a statement about the big "Days of Our Lives" renewal, revealing that he is "grateful" to NBC and Sony for their "support" and that he is looking forward to "what the future will bring under the new creative direction of the show." Viewers who have been watching the show for years are now excited about what's to come for Salem's best characters and are hoping that the turnaround may entice some old fan favorites to return as well.