Days Of Our Lives releases ‘entire cast’ from their contracts

Days Of Our Lives has terminated the contracts of their entire cast, it has been claimed.

On Tuesday TVLine reported that the stars were told not to come back as the soap opera is heading into its hiatus at the end of this month. It is not yet known if the show will be canceled.

The NBC daytime TV show has been struggling in the ratings as talk shows and cable TV has offered very stiff competition.

Bye for now? Days Of Our Lives has terminated the contracts of their entire cast, it has been claimed. On Tuesday TVLine reported that the stars were told not to come back as the soap opera is heading into its hiatus at the end of this month

Bye for now? Days Of Our Lives has terminated the contracts of their entire cast, it has been claimed. On Tuesday TVLine reported that the stars were told not to come back as the soap opera is heading into its hiatus at the end of this month

Sad change: The series began in 1965 and for decades was a big hit and is now NBC's last remaining soap opera

Sad change: The series began in 1965 and for decades was a big hit and is now NBC’s last remaining soap opera

The series began in 1965 and for decades was a big hit. It is now NBC’s last remaining soap opera.

The biggest stars of the show are Jennifer Aniston’s father John Aniston, 86, who plays Victor Kiriakis, Kristian Alfonso as Hope Alice Williams, Nadia Bjorlin as Chloe Lane, Mary Beth Evans as Kayla Brady, and Deidre Hall as Marlena Evans. 

A source told TVLine, however, that this does not mean that the show has been canceled.

In its heyday: Deidre Hall stars with Drake Hogestyn in a wedding scene from Days of Our Lives circa 2005. Hall plays Dr. Marlena Evans and Hogestyn plays John Black

In its heyday: Deidre Hall stars with Drake Hogestyn in a wedding scene from Days of Our Lives circa 2005. Hall plays Dr. Marlena Evans and Hogestyn plays John Black

NBC has yet to comment on the move. The network and its parent company Sony are currently deciding what stays and what goes in 2020.

But a representative for Sony told TVLine ‘the studio is not involved in contract negotiations — that falls to Corday Productions.’

The show films eight months before its air date. That means the show has enough episodes to run until the summer of 2020.

The site added that if NBC was to go ahead with the show and not cancel it they would start filming in March.

The show is set in the fictional Midwestern town of Salem.

It follows the lives of the Horton, Brady, Kiriakis, Hernandez and DiMera families.

Other daytime soaps that are still going are ABC’s General Hospital, and CBS’ The Young and the Restless and The Bold And the Beautiful. 

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