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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Days of Our Lives Quotes

Nicole: [walking through house in towel] I know I left my flip flops in here somewhere.
Scooter: [whistles] Looking for these?
Nicole: Get out of here!
Scooter: Oh come on, Misty baby. I just came over here to borrow a cup of sugar.
Nicole: Don't call me that.
Scooter: You're all the sugar that I need. Bridgette, I saw Freddie leave with the kids. It's just the two of us. ANd I love what you're wearing.
Nicole: I told you, I am so not interested.
Scooter: Don't worry about anyone finding out. It'll just be our little secret.
Nicole: Like hell!
Scooter: You say one word to the wife and I'll blow the whistle on who you used to be.
Nicole: You know, I was forced into porn, okay, and that was like, 20 years ago. My husband understands. No one else is gonna care.
Scooter: Oh, I'm not talkin' about Misty Circle, porno queen. I'm talkin' about Nicole Walker. Kidnapper, fugitive from justice. Yep, that's right. I know your real secret.

You of all people should know a lie when you hear one.

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