It’s barely beating on Australian television, but Days of Our Lives has been renewed for two more years by NBC.
The win for the long running US daytime soap even surprised Ken Corday, executive producer, whose parents were co-creators of the series 45 years ago.
The surprising news follows Guiding Light‘s cancellation in 2009 after 72 years, and the end of As the World Turns.
“This is a time of a lot of uncertainty in the soap community,” Corday told the NY Times.
The deal will see the show will air to September 2013, with an option to extend the contract one year if ratings remain steady.
The show has been on air in the US since 1965.
Days of Our Lives airs in Australia on Nine where it attracts ratings of around 100,000 or less.
Source: Hollywood Reporter