Days of Our Lives 55th season: The daytime drama is the longest.

NBC will extend the saga of the Brady, Horton and DiMera families for a 55th year.

The network on Tuesday announced it has renewed its daytime drama Days of Our Lives for season 55 in 2019-20. The soap is the longest-running series in NBC’s history — it’s been around 10 years longer than Saturday Night Live — and the sole remaining daytime drama on the network.

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Days is also coming off a win for outstanding drama series at the 2018 Daytime Emmys and a ratings uptick in 2017-18, where it averaged 2.55 million viewers.

“It’s a great day in Salem! The sands in the hourglass will continue to flow for yet another year,” executive producer Ken Corday said in a statement. “We’re grateful to NBC and [producer] Sony for their continued support of the show and, of course, to our dedicated and passionate fans — we owe it all to you. Thank you for taking us through our 55th season. We can’t wait for you to see what we have in store.”

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Added Bruce Evans, executive vp current programming at NBC: “With writing that manages to weave together Salem’s iconic characters with current realities, Ken Corday and his team have ushered the show’s legacy into a new era that resonates with both longtime and new viewers. The actors and crew have such a tremendous respect for Days and what it means to fans. We believe that level of commitment shows through and touches our audience year after year.”

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