NBC’s “Days of Our Lives” might be on life support. At least that’s what fans think after hearing that the entire cast has been released from their contracts. However, insiders say that the sand isn’t running out in the hourglass just yet.

TVLine reported Tuesday that the soap opera’s producers “have released the entire cast from their contracts.” When they wrap filming at the end of November, “Days of Our Lives” filming will go on “an indefinite hiatus.” Luckily, they film several months ahead, so there should be enough new episodes to air through summer.

Does that mean NBC wants to cancel “Days of Our Lives”? It doesn’t seem likely. According to Entertainment Weekly, one source at NBC said “all signs point to a renewal.”

A TVLine insider also believes that “Days” will be renewed. However, this move of seemingly firing the entire cast gives Corday Productions a chance to renegotiate contracts to pay the actors less.

“Worst case scenario, they lose half their cast. Best case scenario [for Corday], everyone agrees to return at a lower salary,” the source claimed.

Soap Opera Digest notes that the cast has been aware of the hiatus for months, and they have yet another source saying that the cancellation of “Days” seems unlikely at this point. “NBC and Sony are in negotiations right now and everyone is hopeful,” the insider said.

“Days of Our Lives” first premiered in 1965. It is currently in its 55th season. The soap opera airs weekdays on NBC.

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