AFTER decades on broadcast television, Days of our Lives moved to video streaming service Peacock.
This transition has given the streaming service exclusive rights to broadcast the show.
When did Days of our Lives move to Peacock?
The transition took place on September 12, 2022.
Producers of the show managed to avoid cancelation on different occasions, where NBC and Sony regularly engaged in negotiations.
As a result of this switch, there are currently only three daytime soaps on American broadcast televisions – ABC’s General Hospital and CBS’ The Young and the Restless, and The Bold and the Beautiful.
Vulture initially reported this transition on Wednesday 3 August 2022.
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On Friday, September 9, NBC aired the last episode of the 57th season and ended its 50-plus-year run on the network.
After Days of our Lives officially transitioned to Peacock on September 12, it became exclusive on the streaming service.
Season 58 premiered on Monday, September 12. Viewers will need to purchase a Premium subscription in order to watch subsequent episodes.
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Who’s leaving Days of Our Lives?
In January 2022, TR Coates, played by William Christian, debuted on the show.
TR meets his demise at the hands of his own daughter, which means he will not be returning for another season of Days of Our Lives.
Dr. Craig Wesley
Salem’s resident doctor, Craig Wesley, is also exiting Days in 2022.
Although he is leaving Salem, his daughter Chloe is staying in town for another season.
Ben Weston & Ciara Brady
Ben welcomed a child with his on-screen love interest Ciara Brady.
On Monday, July 11, 2022, audiences saw the family of three for the last time as they began a new life in Montreal, Canada.
Fans’ speculation of Tripp Dalton’s departure came to pass.
Tripp killed himself by flinging his body off of a tower, effectively concluding his time in season 57.
Eli Grant & Lani Price
Lani was written off the show with a jail sentence after she confessed to killing her biological father, TR.
Viewers saw them for the last time on Monday, July 4’s episode.
During the episode that aired on Wednesday, July 27, Jake DiMera was killed in a shooting.
Who is returning?
However, it was revealed later on that the prison-bound Evan Frears is the actual father of her son.
Despite the paternity bombshell that Shawn is not Jan’s son’s real father, she still intended on rekindling a romance with him.
Her plans proved to be complicated when his wife, Belle Black-Brady, steps in to stop her.
Things came to a head when Jan stole the keys to Ciara’s boat and lured Shawn to the river docks and proceeded to attack him.
Belle arrived at the docks just in time to witness the confrontation.
As Jan and Belle engage each other in a physical altercation, the struggle leaves the former fighting for her life after landing in the river.
Although Jan did not resurface from the water, there were no signs of her body.
On July 10, 2022, Jan’s actress Heather Lindell confirmed through Twitter that fans can no longer expect to see her on DAYS.
However, on Thursday, August 4, Jan appeared alive and well just in time to further complicate the lives of Shawn, Belle, Evan, and the other residents of Salem once again.
Stephanie Johnson is the daughter of DAYS power couple, Steve Johnson and Kayla Brady.
While her mother Kayla was serving jail time in 1990, Stephanie was introduced in the series.
The last actress to play her, Shelley Henning, was nominated for a Daytime Emmy in the Outstanding Younger Actress in a Daytime Drama category.
Abigail Klein is the fifth actress to play the fan-favorite character.
Abigail is bringing Stephanie back to TV after exiting the program in 2017.
Returning for another season of Days in 2022 is Chanel Dupree.
Chanel is the daughter of Paulina Price and sister of Lani Price.
Although the character was originally brought to screens by Precious Way, Raven Bowens takes on the role of Chanel in season 57.
Throughout her time on the show, she was married to businessman Xander Kiriakis – until they got an annulment.
Xander is the nephew of prominent businessman Victor Kiriakis.
Due to the wealthy reputation associated with his surname, Chanel and Xander tied the knot during season 56.
By the time season 57 came around, the two were divorced.