March 9 (UPI) -- NBC has renewed its daytime drama Days of Our Lives for a 54th season.
Starring Kristian Alfonso, John Aniston, Deidre Hall, Vincent Irizarry, Wally Kurth, Stephen Nichols, Suzanne Rogers and Josh Taylor, the soap opera aired its 13,000th episode in 2017. The hourlong show takes place in the fictitious, Midwestern town of Salem and follows the romances and conflicts of the Brady, Horton and DiMera families.
"We're thrilled that the sands will continue flowing through the hourglass for yet another year," executive producer Ken Corday said in a statement Thursday. "We are most grateful to NBC and Sony for their continued support of Days of Our Lives. Buckle up because we have some exciting and compelling new stories coming to Salem this season."
"We're very excited about having more great Days in Salem," added Bruce Evans, executive vice president of current programming at NBC Entertainment. "Ken Corday and his team continue to tell stories with which the Days loyal audience feels a deep connection. We congratulate them on their remarkable daytime legacy and look forward to what they have planned for the new season."