Is Days of our Lives over and out? Time has run out on the eternally last place soap in the ratings if a startling report from TVLine is correct.
According to the site, Days of our Lives producers have released the entire cast from their contracts. Additionally, the sudser is scheduled to go on indefinite hiatus at the end of November.
It’s an epic move and while the information is shocking to hear, there may be more to the story. According to Soap Opera Digest, the cast has been aware of the hiatus for months and production is likely to resume sometime in 2020.
What does this all mean? The shock value of the news should be balanced out by the reality that it’s allegedly not exactly news to the cast, so this could all be business as usual, but it does make for good titillation value.
The soap has just pulled off a major and titillating, not to mention unprecedented, storytelling stunt in which they fast-forwarded the plot and characters a year in time. The move got people talking about the show, which is perennially in the last place in the soaps ratings race.
Representatives for NBC, Corday Productions and Sony have not commented on the news, and according to TVLine, the show has enough taped episodes to last through the summer of next year.
According to an unnamed source, the actor’s contracts are handled through Corday Productions, Days of our Lives’ production company.
Until we hear more, anything else is just speculation. The news has got people talking about the show in a major way for the second time in a matter of days. What do you think of the news, let us know your thoughts and opinions!
Days of our Lives airs weekdays on NBC.