Days of Our Lives Renewed, Gary Clayton Joins Cast


-Newcomer Gary Clayton smiles with co-stars Taylor Spreitler & Chandler Massey recently on the set of NBC’s “Days of Our Lives.”

It was just announced that the longtime running daytime drama was renewed for the 2010-2011 season.

The show will celebrate it’s 45th anniversary in November. “‘Days of our Lives’ continues to be a favorite of the daytime audience and we are thrilled to keep it going through its 45th season,” said Marc Graboff, Chairman, NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios. “‘Days’ has shown year-to-year increases in key female demographics and remains both relevant and fresh creatively.”

NBC held open casting calls in Detroit for two new characters earlier in the year. Gary Clayton and Henri Franklin are joining the cast.

Gary will be playing a high schooler who has always had a crush on Mia (Taylor Spreitler). Gary shared with the Days Insider that “he runs into her in the Java CafĂ© and she plants a kiss on him to stir some jealousy. I’m just excited I already have a kiss on my first day shooting.”

Henri will be playing “Greg who is a nurse at the hospital who hates his job. He can’t stand the sight of blood and gets queasy being around sick people.”

To learn more about the two new characters, visit

Congrats to the cast and crew of Days for the renewal!