A chronicle of the lives, loves, trials and tribulations of the citizens of the fictional city of Salem.
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Series cast summary:
 Roman Brady / ... (2,482 episodes, 1973-2016)
 Lucas Roberts / ... (2,466 episodes, 1973-2016)
 Victor Kiriakis (2,365 episodes, 1973-2016)
 Dr. Marlena Evans / ... (2,290 episodes, 1973-2016)
 Jack Devereaux / ... (2,044 episodes, 1973-2016)
 E.J. DiMera / ... (1,831 episodes, 2006-2014)
 Sami Brady / ... (1,779 episodes, 1993-2015)
 Kate Roberts / ... (1,772 episodes, 1973-2016)
 Stefano DiMera / ... (1,625 episodes, 1982-2016)
 Doug Williams / ... (1,595 episodes, 1972-2016)
 Hope Brady / ... (1,556 episodes, 1975-2016)
 Nicole Walker / ... (1,492 episodes, 1998-2016)
 Tony DiMera / ... (1,488 episodes, 1973-2016)
 Max Brady (1,485 episodes, 1974-2011)
 Nick Fallon (1,441 episodes, 2006-2014)
 Dr. Daniel Jonas / ... (1,432 episodes, 2008-2016)
 Brady Black (1,387 episodes, 1973-2008)
 Philip Kiriakis (1,329 episodes, 1999-2012)
Denise Alexander ...
 Susan Hunter Martin #1 / ... (1,329 episodes, 1966-1972)
 Bo Brady (1,306 episodes, 1983-2015)
 Rafe Hernandez / ... (1,277 episodes, 2008-2016)
 Brady Black / ... (1,275 episodes, 1975-2016)
 Lexie Carver (1,227 episodes, 1993-2012)
 Will Roberts / ... (1,164 episodes, 1973-2009)
 John Black / ... (1,093 episodes, 1986-2016)


"Like sands through the hourglass... so are the Days of Our Lives." These words, spoken by late cast member Macdonald Carey, open every episode of this daytime drama, chronicaling the trials and tribulations of the citizens of the fictional city of Salem. Written by Kevin Ackley <kackley1@aol.com>

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Release Date:

8 November 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cruise of Deception: Days of Our Lives  »

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| (1965-1975) | (1975-)

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16:9 HD
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John Shrum designed the pilot's stage sets, salvaging set elements from the former "soap" designed by Spencer Davies. Shrum integrated stair, door, window, fireplace mantle units. Building the Horton House set, the living room was spread open like a book, the central arch in front of the main house door, a "y" hallway leading to the rest of the house. John selected a neutral color pallet of "putty" grays for all the scenery. This color scheme was a common pattern in color television set design. Early transmission electronic signals had problems with backgrounds with intense hues, as reds, yellows, oranges, because these background colors reflective color values affected actors' skin tones. Blue hues were the most compatible, and for this reason, the hospital's corridors, nurse stations and lounges, rooms, were established in the pale blue color. After the pilot sold as a series in 1965, John Shrum continued as Art Director, acting as supervising Art Director, allowing novice Assistants to helm the art direction duties. Hub Braden Art Directed the summer of 1968. Ed Flesh, from NBC-NY, replaced Hub and was Art Director from 1968 through 1974. During this period, Studio 9 was built to move the series to it's own stage, freeing up the main NBC Stages 2, 4, 1 & 3 for Specials and for host-variety series (Andy Williams, Phyllis Diller, Bob Hope, Johnny Carson). In mid 1969, Gloria Monte developed a new day-time series "Bright Promise" with Hub Braden as Production Designer. This program moved in and was set-up on the other half of Stage 9. This combination of shows utilized the stage facility full time. "Return to Peyton Place" replaced "B.P." in 1971-1973, until the show was canceled. Milt Altman, NBC-Art Department Director, moved Ed Flesh from the "Days" show responsibilities assigned to work on game show pilots. Hub Braden took over "Days" from 1973-1975. Milt Altman then assigned Braden to the new game show series, "Wheel of Fortune" (pilot set designed by Ed Flesh), NBC practice was to use one person as the art director, expected to decorate the sets. Replacing Hub, Milt Altman assigned Scott Rittenhour as Art Director to "Days" production staff. Scott demanded an assistant art director. Milt assigned (a newly hired) Mary Ann Biddle as Scott's assistant, who was expected to decorate the sets. See more »


[after Mimi witnesses a fight between Nancy and Chloe]
Mimi: Your precious Chloe is very musical Mrs Wesley. Whatever tune she plays- you dance to it.
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Days of Our Lives
Written and Performed by Ted Corday, Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart (1965 to present)
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I am addicted to Days
19 October 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I absolutely adore this show! I stumbled upon it by accident in 1999 on a school lunch break and have been hooked ever since! Sky One cruelly axed it and then Channel 5 picked it up - unfortunately this was only a brief period.

Its been off UK screens until - I SALUTE YOU - Zone Romantica for bringing Days Of Our Lives back into OUR lives! Its roughly a year thats past in episodes so its easy catch up on. Yes the story lines, sets and acting are very comical at times - thats just what makes it so addictive. I loved the whole Garden of Eden storyline with Greta and Austin - oh how I wish Carrie would come back and get Austin away from Sammie! Anyway the Princess Gina thing was so good! I really hope Marlena starts her radio agony aunt show again - that was classic! Well enjoy people - Zone Romantica weekdays 9am, 2.40pm & 9pm (sky digital channel 149)

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