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As we get closer to daytime's biggest night, taking place on Sunday, May 1, the industry is abuzz today over which actors were submitted for a pre-nomination for the "The 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards," presented by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). With at least two actors per show for each category (exception being Supporting Actress) several of daytime television's biggest and brightest stars are looking to vie for the coveted trophy that celebrates their hard work during calendar year 2015.
As first reported by About.com, "Days of our Lives" actors Judi Evans (Adrienne Kiriakis) and Wally Kurth (Justin Kiriakis) have been taken off contract. The duo learned of the decision by producers on Monday, November 30, but it's understood that at least Kurth will remain with the show in a recurring capacity.

DAYS 50: New Photo Book and Multi-City Promotional Tour

Sunday, September 20, 2015 12:20 AM EDT
With anticipation of returning characters, historic moments, and happy memories upon us as "Days of our Lives" celebrates its 50th anniversary later this fall, the daytime drama series is set to release a new photo book titled "Days of our Lives: 50 Years," which was pieced together by co-executive producer Greg Meng. As part of the release, a multi-city promotional tour has been scheduled.
While Guy Wilson is busy clearing up rampant rumors about his "Days of our Lives" status, onscreen love interest Freddie Smith (Sonny Kiriakis) meanwhile is gearing up for an emotional goodbye to Salem on the Tuesday, August 18 episode of the daytime drama series, which finds Sonny headed to Europe to take on a position working for his grandfather, Victor (John Aniston).
Thursday, December 4 at 3:00 PM, ET/12:00 PM, PT, marks the beginning of Chapter 13 of "The Bay: The Series," the much beloved web series created by Gregori J. Martin. With episodes set to run 20-22 minutes each all throughout the month of December, fans will be able to follow the drama online and through social media using the hashtags #Bayhem and #DecemberBayhem, in addition to the #TheBay. Following the conclusion of Chapter 13, Chapter 14 will debut in mid December.
In conjunction with the new season launch of "Deadly Affairs" starring Susan Lucci ("All My Children," "Devious Maids") on Saturday, August 16 at 10:00 PM ET/9:00 PM CT, Investigation Discovery has announced the return of its daytime soap block hosted by several adored past and present soap stars. The block consists of encore episodes of some of the network's most scandalous series, such as "Wives with Knives," "My Dirty Little Secret," "Scorned: Love Kills" and "Evil Twins." Taking in the soap block as hosts are "General Hospital’s" Lynn Herring and Kin Shriner, "Days of our Lives’" Mary Beth Evans and Wally Kurth, Lamon Archey from "The Young and the Restless," Darnell Williams from "All My Children" and telenovela actress Katie Barberi ("Dona Barbara"). The block kicks off Monday, August 25 with "Sinful Secrets Week."
Soap Opera Network has learned exclusively that veteran soap stars Ronn Moss, Sean Kanan, Judi Evans and Patrika Darbo have joined the cast of LANY Entertainment's "The Bay: The Series," which premieres Chapter 12 on Thursday, May 1 with episodes running a bit longer in length than they had in prior chapters (episodes will now run between 17-20 minutes, typical for a weekly 1/2 hour series excluding commercials).
Beginning Tuesday, April 1 and continuing through Thursday, April 3, NBC's "Days of our Lives" will present daytime's first gay male wedding as Will Horton (Guy Wilson) and Sonny Kiriakis (Freddie Smith) exchange wedding vows in front of friends and family. In honor of the special event, the soap has released a video preview of the wedding, which shows both grooms being walked down the aisle by their loving mothers - Will is walked down the aisle by Sami (Alison Sweeney) and Sonny is walked down by Adrienne (Judi Evans) - while their father's proudly look on. The wedding will be presided over by Will's grandmother, Dr. Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall).
TVGN is proving why it's now the "the new way to watch soaps." With the network already picking up encore airing rights to "The Young and the Restless" this past summer, and "The Bold and the Beautiful" earlier this month, the network plans to provide soap fans with even more "soap" for their viewing pleasure courtesy of the new documentary, "Who Shot the Daytime Soap?" Airing Monday, December 16 at 8:00 PM ET/PT, preceded by airings of “B&B” at 6:30 PM ET/PT and “Y&R” at 7:00 PM ET/PT, the documentary tackles the history of daytime soap operas as told by those who were there during the good times, the bad times and the new times.