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'Days Of Our Lives' Renewed For Season 56 Amid Fears Of Cancellation

Following the abrupt news that the long-running soap opera had released its entire cast from their contracts, an EP of 'Days of Our Lives' has said the show is not slipping away just yet.

Fans were concerned with the fate of the show after the news that it was going on an 'indefinite hiatus' less than two weeks ago.

The outcry was so swift that it appears to have fast-tracked negotiations between Sony Pictures TV and NBC, with multiple sources reporting that the deal is not officially done yet, but is very close.

'Deadline' says  'Days' executive producer Ken Corday has already given the good news to the cast, while 'Variety' simply quoted "an individual with knowledge of the situation".

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'Indefinite Hiatus': Entire 'Days Of Our Lives' Cast Released From Contracts

The entire cast of long-running, soap opera 'Days of Our Lives' have reportedly been released from their contracts, it has been revealed.

When the news of the series' renewal was announced, Chandler Massey -- who plays Will Horton -- simply tweeted:

Originally Massey had posted on social media pushing back at claims that the series had been cancelled outright, clarifying that the show shoots so far in advance that it was just a cost-cutting exercise.

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If 'Days Of Our Lives' Doesn't Come Back, We Will All Pay A Terrible Price

As the final grains of sand seem to be filtering through the hourglass and the town of Salem may no longer exist, a little bit (actually a LOT) of my heart is disappearing along with it.

The show's renewal comes just days after the announcement that the series would be launching a new digital-only show called "Last Blast Reunion" which would bring back characters from the 2000 season of the series for a high school reunion.

"Last Blast" will see Brandon Beemer, Martha Madison, Nadia Bjorlin, Heather Lindell, Aaron Van Wagner and Lindsay Hollister reprising their roles from the soap.

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