When Will ‘Days of our Lives’ Run out of New Episodes – Stabi Reruns Soon?

Days of our Lives is the only soap still airing fresh content for fans – but how long can it last? And there’s the question of whether other soap fans will tune in at NBC. They may be tired of re-runs on their usual shows, so this could be a big break for DOOL. But if the sudser stays away too long, we might be getting Stefan and Gabi re-runs.

Will Days of our Lives Run out of New Episodes Soon?

DOOL and the other soaps shut down production in March. At that time, the NBC sudser likely had five to six months of episodes shot and ready to air. So, they should have new episodes to last through September or October already completed.

So, will Days of our Lives be forced to air re-runs before all is said and done? The probable answer is no. Already, Bold and the Beautiful‘s aiming to restart shooting episodes in June. And Young and the Restless should return around the same time.

There is no word yet from ABC or NBC, but it seems likely that General Hospital and Days of our Lives will follow suit in June or July, as well. As long as DOOL resumes filming by July, they should be able to weather this coronavirus storm without putting up any old episodes.

When Does DOOL Resume Filming?

Like the other soaps, Days of our Lives must meet safety standards to get back to work. That means they’ll have to do some retooling on storylines. First, DOOL has a big cast, and they often overlap with characters interacting with a wide array of others, more so than on any other soap.

So, that must stop. And Days of our Lives writers must change up plots where just a few characters interact. And they’ll need to end the overlap and keep them in segments. Similarly, the crew needs to divide up into blocks where they’ll stick with the same sets and cast. So, that means we’ll likely see CIN in stories with Gabi and faux-Stefan.

That means if someone gets sick, they can shut down just one part of the production, not all of Days of our Lives. Now, this means some significant rewrites may be needed. So, watch for some shifts in how production works — and how the writers construct plots on the NBC soap.

See How Days of our Lives Must Change to Resume Filming

Already DOOL promised several weddings in July. Those should be for CIN, Ericole, and Kayla and one of her men. The good news is that they already filmed all the weddings. Those certainly wouldn’t be allowed under new safety guidelines for Days of our Lives in the COVID era.

Once shooting resumes, expect more of Gabi Hernandez (Camila Banus) and Stefan DiMera (Brandon Barash) lookalike Jake Lambert. But, there’s a ban on filming love scenes, says our soap source. So, if Gabi hasn’t already bedded Stefan-2, that might be on hold on Days of our Lives.

For now, the NBC soap has a couple more months of fresh episodes to keep fans watching. That means more of Gabi, new-Stefan, and all your favorite characters. But, expect things to change at Days of our Lives because of new health and safety concerns. We’ll keep you updated. For now, enjoy Gabi Hernandez trying to prove Jake’s really Stefan DiMera.

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