James Lastovic to reprise his role as Joey Johnson on "Days of our Lives" this holiday season when the character is released from prison.

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced today the first round of presenters for "The 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards," taking place <strong>Sunday, May 1</strong> from the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, CA and "The 43rd Annual Creative Arts Daytime Emmy Awards" taking place on <strong>Friday, April 29</strong>, also at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel.

As we get closer to daytime's biggest night, taking place on <strong>Sunday, May 1</strong>, 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.

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 <strong>Greg Meng</strong>. As part of the release, a multi-city promotional tour has been scheduled.

With new head writers on the horizon it was inevitable that "Days of our Lives" would also be getting a new teen scene, especially with what executive producer <strong>Ken Corday</strong> <a href="http://www.tvinsider.com/article/34392/first-look-days-of-our-lives-grows-a-new-teen-set-practically-overnight" target="_blank">says</a> to <em>TV Insider</em>'s <strong>Michael Logan</strong> of something his late mother, Betty, used to share with him: "'You have to water the roots of the [Days of our Lives]<em> </em>tree with a new generation every 10 years or so' and that’s what we’ve done," notes Corday to Logan. "These are the children of the children of the children of the children, and they are vital to our future."