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After 21 years portraying Sami Brady on NBC's "Days of our Lives," you'd think Alison Sweeney would have forgotten some of her characters' storyline plot points, but you'd be wrong. Appearing on the Wednesday, October 1 episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," as part of its Breast Cancer Awareness Month day one episode, Sweeney took part in the segment "30 Seconds or Else," only she didn't exactly know what the "else" was (presumably water).

As is the case for almost all of the awards shows these days, "The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" will include an online only voting component where fans are given the ability to vote on the first ever Fan Favorite Award.

Having catapulted to the number one spot in the 18-49 demo and experienced double digit improvement in many time slots, NBC has announced its upcoming fall 2014-2015 primetime schedule. The network is introducing a portfolio of new content that will be joining veteran shows “About a Boy,” “The Blacklist,” “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago P.D.,” “Grimm,” “Hannibal,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Parenthood,” “Parks and Recreation,” “America Ninja Warrior,” “America’s Got Talent,” "The Biggest Loser," “Celebrity Apprentice,” “Hollywood Game Night” and “The Voice.”

"Days of our Lives" star Alison Sweeney will announce on the Tuesday, January 21 edition of "The Ellen Show" that she will be departing the NBC Daytime drama series after portraying the role of Samantha "Sami" Brady for 21 consecutive years. Sweeney's contract is set to expire in December 2014, according to published reports.