Rumors are swirling that an iconic soap opera's days could be numbered – but some of the show's stars are firing back, saying fans have nothing to worry about.
According to TVLine, Variety and other entertainment outlets, Corday Productions recently released every cast member on NBC's decades-old drama, "Days of Our Lives," from their contracts. The show is "set to go on an indefinite hiatus at month's end," TVLine reported Tuesday.
The outlets reported that episodes of the series, which first came to TV screens in November 1965, are filmed several months before they air.
"The show will have enough episodes in the can when it stops production at the end of November to last through summer 2020," TVLine reported, clarifying that the series "has not been cancelled."
NBC, Corday and distributor Sony Pictures Television have not publicly commented on the reports, the outlets said. A renewal for the show "typically comes at the start of the year," according to Deadline.
After the news began to circulate, "Days" stars Kristian Alfonso, who plays Hope, and Chandler Massey, who plays Will Horton, took to social media to dismiss rumors that the show was ending.
"I just want to say that we are still here, and I have someone to confirm that," Alfonso said, introducing the show's head writer, Ron Carlivati.
"We're still here and we are not going anywhere," she continued. "You heard it here first, folks. Don't listen to the news always – especially that report."
"We're not being cancelled," Massey tweeted. "We are pausing production because we are so far ahead of schedule (and it saves us $). Days will still air during the entire hiatus, so you won't miss anything!"
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