Days Of Our Lives , the last remaining soap opera on NBC, has received a two-year renewal, The New York Times reported today (Monday). In an interview with the newspaper, executive producer Ken Corday said that he broke down in tears when he received word from NBC chief Jeff Zucker of the renewal. "This is a time of a lot of uncertainty in the soap community," he told the Times , noting that the best he had hoped for was a one-year renewal. The two-year contract also contains an option for an additional year. Today marks the 45th anniversary of the soap, which was created by Corday's parents, Ted and Betty Corday, along with Irna Phillips and Allan Chase.