Days Of Our Lives releases cast from contracts for 'hiatus'

Brenda Watkins
November 13, 2019

As first reported on TVLine, the actors will go on an indefinite break at month's end because they will have wrapped production on the current contract that extends through next fall.

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Still, there's no guarantee "Days" comes back in September after all of the episodes in the can have aired. Now panicked fans are hoping that if NBC drops DOOL a streaming network could step in and save the show.

The cast of Days of Our Lives face an uncertain future, according to reports.

NBC has yet to comment on the move, however the network and its parent company Sony are now deciding what stays and what goes into the 2020 TV schedule.

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That said, there has been no comment on contract negotiations or a possible renewal form NBC, Sony or Corday Productions, the people behind the show.

It appears that the stars of one of America's longest-running soap operas will soon be looking for work.

If Days does return, they would begin production again in March, but there is a question of what the cast could look like given this news.

"It's actually a shrewd-if cynical-business move", one insider told TVLine. "If "Days" gets picked up, [Corday] can offer the actors new contacts at a reduced rate and with a "take-it-or-leave" it attitude", a source is quoted as saying.

According to TV Line's sources, the show tapes episodes up to eight months out, meaning there are enough episodes taped to air into the summer of 2020. Worst case scenario, they lose half their cast. "This is a great way to reset things in Salem", executive producer Ken Corday told TVInsider.com of the time jump.

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