The stars of NBC’s long-running soap opera Days of Our Lives have been released from their contracts and the show is scheduled to go on indefinite hiatus at the end of this month.

The network has not publicly commented on the news, but it has been widely reported by publications such as Variety, Deadline and TVLine. Sony Pictures Television and NBC are in negotiations to renew series, which recently marked the broadcast of its 13,000th episode. The show films eight months in advance. If it doesn’t get renewed for a 56th season, there will still be enough pre-recorded episodes to keep it on the air through next summer.

However, many cast members from the show took to social media to say the show has not been canceled. “We’re still here #; )” Kristian Alfonso wrote on Instagram, and Chandler Massey tweeted: “We’re not being cancelled. We are pausing production because we are so far ahead of schedule (and it saves us $). Days will still air during the entire hiatus, so you won’t miss anything!”

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