A TV series that will air its 12,000th episode later this week has received an official renewal from NBC, EW.com reports. The series is the daytime drama “Days of Our Lives,” which is set to air episode 12,000 on Friday.
The series, one of the longest-running scripted television series in the world, has been airing on NBC since Nov. 8, 1965. The network has renewed it through September 2014.
Steve Mosko, president of Sony Pictures Television, said in a press release: “’Days of Our Lives’ has maintained a loyal and dedicated fan base for more than four decades and continues to reach a new generation of viewers. We appreciate NBC’s support over the years and, as the show celebrates this significant milestone, we are thrilled that the show will continue to be a part of the NBC family.”
The soap opera debuted as a half-hour show in 1965, expanding to an hour 10 years later, the story points out.