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Report: Entire cast of 'Days of Our Lives' released from contract

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) -- It looks like the hour glass on Days of Our Lives is coming to a halt.

According to several news outlets, the entire cast of the NBC soap opera have been released from their contracts.

The daytime soap opera is set to go on an indefinite hiatus at the end of this month, according to TMZ.

TMZ said the show shoots eight months in advance which means there will be enough episodes in the bank to last through summer 2020.

If NBC chooses to renew the show, production is expected to begin in mid-2020.

Days of Our Lives aired its first episode in 1965.