'Days of Our Lives' is one of the four daytime soaps running on network TV. 'Days of Our Lives' runs everyday on NBC at 12 PM EST. Many people believed that number was being cut down to three when sites like The Hollywood Reporter and Variety reported that the 'Days of Our Lives' cast was released from their contracts and fired and that the show was going on an infinite hiatus. the 'Days of Our Lives' cast adamantly shut down those rumors.
"We are still here, and I have someone to confirm that," Camila Banus told the camera as it panned to "Days of Our Lives" head writer, Ron Carlivati. "Don't listen to the news always – especially that report." Banus, who plays Gabriella Hernandez, explained the situation to fans on a live stream. "Let me clear this up for everybody," Banus said. "All these articles with headlines saying that our show's being axed, that we have all been fired, is BS. It is fake (expletive). I have not been fired from 'Days of our Lives.' That is ridiculous. None of my co-stars have been fired from the show."
She went on to explain that they finished filming early which is why the show is going on its regularly scheduled holiday hiatus early. Chandler Massey who plays Will Horton also took to social media tweeting, "We’re not being cancelled. We are pausing production because we are so far ahead of schedule (and it saves us $)," Massey wrote on Twitter. "Days will still air during the entire hiatus, so you won’t miss anything!" Greg Vaughan also recently chimed in and confirmed that the rumors aren't true.
Vaughan tweeted, "With all due respect to everyone @nbcdays& ALL the fans, #Days isn’t being official cancelled. But the show is taking an official break / hiatus, continuing to air as scheduled. Thank you ALL for the LOVE & SUPPORT!!"
Fans on Twitter were initially very devastated about the rumors. @PJM143 tweeted, "So sad 😰 I watched it live for 20 years working the night shift! Then when I went to the Day Shift I recorded. Not sure when I stopped but I can almost pick up where I left off if I’m at home at 1pm"
Now fans can rejoice because it seems no one has lost their jobs after all. @4CamillaBFans tweeted, "Days of Our Lives is the best US soap in daytime, with an incredibly talented cast and creative genius at the helm. #DaysOfOurLives ⏳ #Days"