UNIVERSAL CITY, California -

NBC has renewed the daytime drama "Days of our Lives" for two more seasons.

The renewal will take the soap through Sept. 2016.

"'Days of our Lives' continues to be a fan favorite for the daytime audience and we are thrilled to keep it going through its 50th season," said Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment.

"'Days' has shown year-to-year increases in key female demographics and remains both relevant and fresh creatively due to the hard work of the producers, cast and crew who have worked tirelessly to make 'Days' the ratings success it is today," Salke said in a news release.

"Days of our Lives" first premiered as a half-hour drama in 1965 and expanded to an hour 10 years later.

You can watch "Days of Our Lives" weekdays at noon on Local 2.