‘Days of Our Lives’ Episode Guide (April 18): Andre Threatens Hope and Rafe From Jail

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‘Days of Our Lives’ Episode Guide (April 18): Andre Threatens Hope and Rafe From Jail

The following is a preview of today’s (April 18, 2016) all-new episode of “Days of our Lives.” To watch, be sure to check local NBC listings for the time period in your market.

Episode synopsis: Andre (Thaao Penghlis) calls Hope (Kristian Alfonso) from jail and warns her that he’ll go after her and Rafe (Galen Gering) once he’s freed; Shawn (Brandon Beemer) is handed the signed divorce papers by Belle (Martha Madison); Shawn is not happy with Lani’s (Sal Stowers) possessive behavior; Claire (Olivia Rose Keegan) wants Ciara (Vivian Jovanni) to go to prom after she decides not to go.

“Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.” For over one-third of a century, those words have introduced and underscored one of daytime drama’s rare mainstays. NBC’s “Days of our Lives” first premiered as a half-hour drama in 1965 and expanded to an hour 10 years later. Today, it remains a favorite among viewers of daytime television serials.

In its 47 years, “Days of our Lives” has garnered 215 Daytime Emmy nominations and 32 wins, as well as multiple Soap Opera Digest and People’s Choice Awards. The show’s success derives from its consistent commitment to excellence in writing and storytelling – supported by a diverse ensemble of performers – and an uncanny knack for anticipating viewer interests. With its mix of classic genre traditions and groundbreaking narratives reflecting modern life, “Days of our Lives” remains a perennial favorite among viewers of all ages.

“Days of our Lives” is set in the fictitious Midwestern town of Salem. The core families are the Bradys, the Hortons, and the DiMeras, and the multi-layered storylines involve elements of romance, adventure, mystery, comedy and drama.

“Days of our Lives” is produced by Corday Productions Inc. in association with Sony Pictures Television. Ken Corday is executive producer, with co-executive producers Greg Meng and Lisa De Cazotte. Gary Tomlin and Christopher Whitesell are the head writing team.

In February 2016, NBC announced that “Days of our Lives” has been renewed for the 2016-2017 season.

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