News just hit that NBC’s Days of Our Lives is getting renewed. This news comes amid speculation that the long-running daytime soap was undergoing severe troubles behind-the-scenes to the point that it was facing cancellation. Fans of NBC’s sudser can rejoice, as well as fans of daytime in general. Here’s what you need to know.
Just last week, fans were angered by a report stating that DOOL was facing severe financial difficulties and that the “sand is running out of the hourglass”. Daily Soap Dish called out the initial report that broke the story as fake news since it was short on specific, but plentiful on speculation, as well as using the long-standing media trick of quoting the “insider”. As it turns out, DSD was correct, and that speculation was completely false. Days of Our Lives is here to stay.
News of the long-running sudser’s renewal broke out earlier today. The timing here is quite interesting seeing as Days of Our Lives tends to get renewed in early January, but this year renewal is happening in late November, which is much sooner. Could the cancellation rumors have sped things up on NBC and Sony’s part? Quite possibly, although we can’t know for certain. What we do know is that Days stars came out in full force to deny the allegations that they had been released from their contracts, so this news will certainly lighten the mood behind the scenes at Days of Our Lives.
Days of Our Lives Spoilers: DOOL Flash Forward Time Jump
Days’ renewal also comes on the heels of an unprecedented move in daytime: the flash forward time jump. Just recently, the show jumped a year ahead in time and all the storylines have been uprooted. Mysteries, drama, you name it, the show has been buzzing with fans wanting to get the juicy scoop on just what exactly is going on. This is precisely why the original report was so damaging as it took the spotlight away from the positive buzz of this unprecedented move. Fans of Days of our Lives can now relax and breath freely as they will be able to see the mysteries of the time jump get uncovered over the next few weeks and months on NBC.
Meanwhile, Days of Our Lives spoilers tease that there’s going to be a major reveal on the Stefano DiMera front. Rumors have been swirling that there’s going to be another Hope/Princess Gina-like swap when it comes to Stefano, and that Steve ‘Patch’ Johnson or Stefan O. DiMera will be taking over as the acclaimed DiMera boss.
Daily Soap Dish reported that in a recent preview, the hands of Stefano looked too young to be Stefano himself. It needs to be noted that Steve ‘Patch’ Johnson isn’t a spring chicken either, which could mean that Stefan DiMera might be the new Stefano. Of course, it’s all speculation at this point and this is all going to play out in the very near future.
In other DOOL news, Ciara Brady (Victoria Konefal) is playing Victor Kiriakis (Jon Aniston) by pretending to be over Ben Weston (Robert Scott Wilson). This is soon going to reach a conclusion as well.