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Days of Our Lives: What Does the Future Hold?

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Entertainment Weekly, in its Soap Watch column, asks a pertinent question this week:

What do the four acting nods Days of Our Lives earned for this year's Emmy Awards - a surprise after snubs in recent years - mean for the show's uncertain future at NBC?

NBC Daytime wouldn't comment specifically on whether the Emmy nominations — for lead actor (Thaao Penghlis), supporting actress (Judi Evans), younger actress (Rachel Melvin), and younger actor (Darin Brooks), all of whom are pictured below — have improved the show's chances of remaining as the network's last daytime drama.

Still, this silence doesn't mean network brass hasn't taken notice of its soap opera's raised Emmy profile.

''It's just really nice to have the show be recognized, since it's been a little bit of a drought,'' said Bruce Evans, who as senior vice president, current series, oversees NBC's daytime division.

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Matt Richenthal is the Editor in Chief of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter and on Google+.

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