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Days of our lives
Genre Soap opera
Created by Ted Corday
Betty Corday
Directed by Herb Stein
Phil Sogard
Albert Alarr
Grant Johnson
Starring List of Cast Members
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 47
No. of episodes 11,810 (as of March 30, 2012)
Executive producer(s) Ken Corday
Greg Meng
Lisa de Cazotte
Running time 30 minutes (1965-1975)
Production company(s) Corday Productions, Inc.
Universal Television (1965-1998; 2002-2004; 2011-present)
Studios USA (1998-2002)
NBC Universal Television (2004-2011)
Distributor In Association With Sony Pictures Television (2002-present)
Columbia TriStar Television (2001-2002)
Columbia Pictures Television (1974-2001)
Screen Gems (1965 until name change in 1974)
Original network NBC
Picture format 480i (SDTV) (1965-2010)
1080i (HDTV) (2010-present)
Audio format Stereo
Original release November 8, 1965 (1965-11-08) – present

Days of Our Lives is a popular American television show on the NBC television network. It is one hour long and is broadcast during the day. Betty and Ted Corday made the show in 1965. Two companies, Corday Productions and Sony Pictures Television make Days of Our Lives.

In November 2005, the show celebrated 40 years on TV. It is currently in its 47th season with 11,855 episodes (as of June 1, 2012). They began filming the show in HD in 2010.

Days of Our Lives takes place in the city of Salem. The main families on the show are the Bradys, the DiMeras and the Hortons.


  • Stefano DiMera is the head of the family. He is the villain in Salem and has done many bad deeds to the Brady family, mainly Marlena.
  • Maggie Simmons Horton has been played by actress Suzanne Rogers since August 20, 1973. Maggie was created by scriptwriter William J. Bell, and executive producer Betty Corday.
  • Sami Brady, daughter of Roman and Marlena Brady. She has a twin brother Eric, and her half sister is Carrie.


Here is a list of some of the main couples on the show:

  • John and Marlena Black
  • Bo and Hope Brady
  • Abe and Lexie Carver
  • Stefano and Kate DiMera (recently split up)
  • Jack and Jennifer Devereux
  • Austin and Carrie Reed (Austin is Kate's son, Carrie is Roman's daughter)
  • EJ DiMera and Nicole Walker (recently split up)

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