As previously reported, Days of Our Lives has shut down production over concerns of the coronavirus. Now, there’s an update on when the show will return to a regular taping schedule.
Days of Our Lives On Hold
Deadline is reporting that DAYS will remain on hiatus following a pre-planned shutdown (unrelated to the coronavirus concerns) for two weeks that began this week.
Of all the soaps, DAYS has the most lead time between shows that have been completed and when they’ll air, so we should see DAYS through fall.
“All at once, the world is changed,” Carlivati posted on Twitter. “Our lives are different. People are scared. We are suffering. Physically, mentally, emotionally and economically. Our minds are racing. Our hearts are breaking. This is the time to stand together. Love one another. #days.”
Carlivati had shared also on Twitter that the show was going to take a break from shooting scenes — but not writing them. “We have also halted production but we already taped Halloween and some of November sweeps so there will be plenty of Days of Our Lives for the moment,” the scribe said. “Next week I am writing Christmas… #days
There’s a lot of uncertainty right now, but Soap Hub is betting those Christmas episodes will include the Horton family gathering in the living room to hang ornaments of family members who are with us today and who have passed on, loved ones near and dear, and loved ones far away.
Days of our Lives History
DOOL made its debut in 1965 and is one of the longest-running daytime soap operas in American history. It has outlasted other soaps to become a mainstay for many households. Needless to say, five decades of storylines have kept viewers locked in and wanting more.
From Stefano DiMera’s (Joseph Mascolo) evil schemes to Victor Kiriakis’s (John Aniston) one-liners to the epic love story of Bo (Peter Reckell) and Hope (Kristian Alfonso), DAYS knows how to entertain and keep fans coming back for more. Sadly, times are shifting and daytime soap operas are shrinking.
Bringing the Drama
It is one of only four remaining soap operas currently on the air. The other three daytime dramas include General Hospital (GH), The Young and the Restless (YR), and The Bold and the Beautiful (BB). DAYS airs weekdays on NBC. Check your local listings for air times.
All at once, the world is changed. Our lives are different. People are scared. We are suffering. Physically, mentally, emotionally and economically. Our minds are racing. Our hearts are breaking. This is the time to stand together. Love one another. #days https://t.co/EvOUJaAvvr
— Ron Carlivati (@carlivatiron) March 18, 2020