Long-running US soap opera “Days of Our Lives” ("DOOL") has recently been renewed for another season by NBC. The show has been on the air for 50 years and is confirmed to continue doing so for at least another year.

She Knows Soaps notes that NBC and Sony Pictures announced on Feb. 11 that they renewed the show for one more year, and possibly even two. Producer Ken Corday said that the show will not stop after the 50th anniversary. The work ethic is still there and the plot keeps on getting better over time, which is why they continue.

“Days of Our Lives” was created by spouses Ted and Betty Corday. William J. Belle and Irna Phillips were the writers of the earliest storylines. The show premiered on Nov. 8, 1965 on NBC as a drama, running for 30 minutes. After one decade, the soap became an hour-long show. At present, the soap airs on weekdays.

According to Soap Central, the 2016 Daytime Emmy nominations have also been announced. Six out of the 65 performers from all four network soaps will be awarded with trophies. David Michaels, Senior VP of The Daytime Emmy Awards and Events for NATAS, said that the judges have prepared a real treat because of the outstanding work. The support from the world of daytime drama has been overwhelming, which is why it would have been easier to ask who did not enter than who did.

Among the “Days of Our Lives” cast, Kassie DePaiva as Eve Larson, Mary Beth Evans as Kayla Brady, and Kate Mansi as Abigail Deveraux have been pre-nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress. Billy Flynn as Chad DiMera were pre-nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor, Molly Burnett as Melanie Jonas, Judi Evans as Adrienne Kiriakis, Peggy McCay as Caroline Brady and Melissa Reeves as Jennifer Horton have been pre-nominated for Best Supporting Actress. Wally Kurth as Justin Kiriakis and Christopher Sean as Paul Narita have been pre-nominated as Outstanding Supporting Actor. The show received 20 pre-nominations.

The Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony will happen on May 1, although the venue has yet to be announced. "DOOL" airs weekdays on NBC in the US and on Foxtel in Australia.