Soap opera fans will be pleased to learn that the long-running NBC mainstay Days of our Lives will remain on the air at least through September 2014.
According to Jennifer Salke, NBC entertainment president, "We are thrilled to announce that Days of our Lives is not going anywhere. It is NBC's longest-running drama series by far and is one of the most historic brands in television."
Sony Pictures Television president Steve Mosko added, "Days of our Lives has maintained a loyal and dedicated fan base for more than four decades and continues to reach a new generation of viewers. We appreciate NBC's support over the years and, as the show celebrates its 12,000th show, we are thrilled it will continue to be a part of the NBC family."
The daytime drama launched as a half-hour series in November 1965. Next year the show will celebrate its 48th anniversary.
Days of our Lives airs week days at 1 ET/PT on NBC.