Days of Our Lives

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Days of Our Lives
Also known as
  • Days
  • DOOL
GenreSoap opera
Created byTed Corday
Betty Corday
Written byRon Carlivati
Directed byHerb Stein
Phil Sogard
Albert Alarr
Grant Johnson
Steven Williford
Theme music composerCharles Albertine, Tommy Boyce, and Bobby Hart
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes14,617[1]
Executive producer(s)Ken Corday, Albert Alarr and Greg Meng
Producer(s)See below
Running time30 minutes (1965–1975)
60 minutes (1975–present)
Production company(s)Corday Productions
Screen Gems
Columbia Pictures Television
Columbia TriStar Domestic Television
Sony Pictures Television
DistributorSony Pictures Television
Picture formatNTSC (480i) (1965–2010)
HDTV 1080i (2010–present)
Audio formatStereophonic
Original releaseNovember 8, 1965 (1965-11-08) –
present (present)
Related showsAnother World
Other websites

Days of Our Lives is a popular American television show on the NBC television network. It is one hour long and is broadcast during the day. Betty and Ted Corday made the show in 1965. Two companies, Corday Productions and Sony Pictures Television make Days of Our Lives. In November 2015, the show celebrated 50 years on TV. It is currently in its 58th season with 14,617 episodes (as of May 30, 2023). They began filming the show in HD in 2010.

Days of Our Lives takes place in the city of Salem. The main families on the show are the Bradys, the DiMeras and the Hortons. Many good and bad things happened to the Brady family and the Horton family. One character named "Stefano DiMera" does some of the bad things that happen to characters on this show.

Characters[change | change source]

  • Stefano DiMera is the head of the DiMera family. He is the villain in Salem and has done many bad deeds to the Brady family, mainly Marlena.[2][3]
  • Maggie Simmons Horton[4] has been played by actress Suzanne Rogers since August 20, 1973.[5] Maggie was created by scriptwriter William J. Bell, and executive producer Betty Corday.
  • Marlena Evans, mother of DJ, Sami, Eric and Belle. She has been taken over by the Devil twice and everyone thought she was a serial killer in 2004.
  • Sami Brady, daughter of Roman and Marlena Brady. She has a twin brother Eric, and her half sister is Carrie. She is the mother of Will, Allie, Johnny and Sydney, and she believed that Grace as she had been swapped at birth.

Couples[change | change source]

Here is a list of some of the main couples on the show:[6]

  • John and Marlena Black
  • Bo and Hope Brady
  • Abe and Lexie Carver
  • Stefano and Kate DiMera
  • Jack and Jennifer Devereux
  • Austin and Carrie Reed (Austin is Kate's son, Carrie is Roman's daughter)
  • EJ DiMera and Nicole Walker
  • Ciara Brady and Ben Weston

References[change | change source]

  1. "Days of Our Lives Episode Schedule". United States: NBCUniversal. May 30, 2023. Retrieved May 30, 2023.
  2. "Who's Who in Salem - Stefano DiMera".
  3. "Watch Days of our Lives Streaming (TV Series) | Peacock".
  4. "Watch Days of our Lives Streaming (TV Series) | Peacock".
  5. Soap Opera Digest, Suzanne Rogers: Sometimes Nice Girls Finish First, by Barbara DeNalte (1984)
  6. "Cast and Credits".