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Eileen Davidson and Beth Maitland Returning To Y&R For "Family Event"!

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This week, Eileen Davidson reported to Days of our Lives to reprise her role as Kristen DiMera! As previously reported, she will be appearing again on the NBC soap this summer!

However, today via news from Soap Opera Digest, Davidson is taking a Salem time out to head to Genoa City and The Young and the Restless to return in the role of Ashley Abbott and tape scenes on March 20th, for episodes that will air on the CBS soap opera on April 18th, and also April 21st.

When Davidson returns to Y&R she will not be alone! Her on-screen sis, Beth Maitland (Traci)  is also coming home for what looks to be an Abbott, “family event”.   Maitland will just appear on the April 16th episode of Y&R.

So, glad to know Eileen can reprise her role of Ashley for a minute, while still creating havoc as Kristen on DAYS? What is the “family event” that will bring Ashley and Traci home to GC?  Let us know!

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Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

Happy she’s doing both, but would rather her focus on Kristen. There is more story there than for Ashley right now!

Grace Kuhn
Grace Kuhn

Could it be Abby & Tyler will be getting married?

Fran
Fran

Or Jack finds out he’s not Summers father? or the new Kyle comes back?

Derrick
Derrick

Great news!

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

Exciting news to hear! I just love Kristen and Susan…and Sister Mary…and Tommy!!!!

Y&R is crazy, which makes me crazy for DAYS!!!

Kevin
Kevin

Not since 1983 when Heather Locklear bounced from “Dynasty” to “T.J. Hooker,” has an actor floated back-and-forth so much.

More power to her. She should be cloned for every soap.

Mary SF
Mary SF

One day– can’t be anything big like a wedding or funeral, those usually play out over a couple of days—- could be that fashion show Jabot is putting on. Lucky for ED Sony owns both shows otherwise I don’t think she could soap hop so frequently, but as a fan of hers and both of her characters I am glad she can play both.

JustSaying
JustSaying

I would laugh hysterically if Beth Maitland ever appeared on Days at the same time as Eileen Davidson.

Days of Our Lives – make it happen. Seriously!

Patrick
Patrick

what a great idea

maybe, she could be related to Julie… susan seaforth hayes

Patrick
Patrick

“I’m always happy, for Jack”

he gets family company… and the Abbotts are re-united

they melt my heart

Fran
Fran

My favorite actor is Jack. I love when the Abbotts get together. Maybe Kyle will be back or Summer is leaving!!

davlestev1
davlestev1

HO..EFFING…HUM!!!!

Harlee
Harlee

Hallelujah! Awesome news and now David Tom is back it will be great to see both sisters interacting with Tom….I can’t wait…I still think YR has had brain cramp for not putting ED on contract and having Ashley front & center in story. ED could do both soaps, Days on recurring basis, if ED is up to the task. Sony owns both so it could be done unless the obstruction is the networks.

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

I think that regular viewers of both DAYS and Y&R would overwhelmingly vote to have Eileen on DAYS full time. Kristen is much more exciting than Ashley!!!

dange
dange

Oh yes, we definitely would. I think, it would be amazing if ‘Days’ had Eileen full time and Y&R on a recurring basis.

SOD corrected air dates – it’s April 18th and April 21st – (April 19th is Saturday). Those dates are Good Friday and Easter Monday this year. Maybe, that’s the event?

Harlee
Harlee

I love Kristin but I come to love ED as Ashley Abbott and will always want her on contract at YR first & foremost. I love if she could do both. She played Ashley from ’82 to 88, returned in ’99 to 07, crossed over to BB in ’07-08 and returned to YR from ’08-12….she was on DOOL ’93-98 & again ’12-13. Her strength & longevity is with YR. I respectfully disagree.

Fran
Fran

David Tom is a good actor but can not play Billy like Billy Miller. David was Billy while he was a kid growing up but now he looks like a child compared to Victoria. Im sorry but that story line was ruined when Billy Miller left.

Max
Max

Days / Y&R Eileen is amazing.

Elite Advisors
Elite Advisors

Eileen is amazing! I know she took a break for personal reasons, I think it was her son perhaps, so it’s great to see they are doing well.

I would think she will have a lot to do with the way the writers will handle Sami’s character…. she has said she is leaving at the end of the year….I cannot imagine they could write her off…..

Perhaps they can recast her with Julie Marie Berman ?? I miss her so much! Maybe Kelly Sullivan?

Fran
Fran

I like Ashley but I would love to see Beth Tracey stay on at Y & R. We need a few more good strong vets and she is such a great actress.

Days Of Our Lives

Sean Blakemore and Gilles Marini To Appear in Season Five of THE BAY

Two more stars very familiar to daytime audiences have been added to the continual growing cast of the digital drama series, The Bay. 

Now comes word that Daytime Emmy-winner, Sean Blakemore (Ex-Shawn Butler, General Hospital) who can currently be seen in the motion picture Ad Astra with Brad Pitt is coming to Bay City.  Sean will take on the role of Tony Foster, a character who makes a visit in an effort to “save the day”.

In addition to that casting announcement, former Days of our Lives star, Gilles Marini (Ex-Ted Laurent) will also be showing up.  Marini is also known for his work on Sex and the City, Devious Maids and Brothers & Sisters. 

Look for Gilles to take on the role of Judge Nazar Zekarain, a character who will also crossover to The Bay’s s spinoff series yA –  a drama focusing on Bay City’s elite and often troubled teens.

The Bay’s creator. Gregori J Martin expressed his excitement on the casting news sharing: “Sean and Gilles are absolute pros! Such a true honor to work with both gentlemen and have them a part of The Bay family!”

Currently, the first half of season 4 of the series is available via Amazon’s Prime Video, with the second half of season to be released later this fall.  No release date has been confirmed at this time.

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GH’s Maurice Benard Memoir Available Now For Pre-Order

One of the most highly-anticipated autobiography’s, Maurice Benard’s (Sonny Corinthos, GH) Nothing General About It, is set for release on April 7th of 2020.  But now according to the book publisher, HarperCollins, you can pre-order your copy of the riveting real-life story of Benard now by heading on over to Amazon  to make your purchase.

According to the log lines and publisher notes: “In Nothing General About It, Maurice looks back to his youth in a small town and his tenuous relationship with his father. He describes how his bipolar disorder began to surface in childhood, how he struggled to understand the jolting mood swings he experienced, and how a doctor finally saved his life. For years Maurice was relentless in his goal to be a successful actor. But even after he “made it,” he still grappled with terrifying lows, breakdowns, and setbacks, all while trying desperately to maintain his relationship with his wife, who endured his violent, unpredictable episodes. Maurice holds nothing back as he bravely talks about what it was like to be medicated and institutionalized, and of how he learned to manage his manic episodes while on the set of GH. 

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Nothing General About It is also an incredible love story about an enduring marriage that demonstrates what those vows—for better, for worse, in sickness and in health—truly mean. Maurice also pays tribute to the community that has been there for him through thick and thin, and ruminates on the importance of both inherited and created family.”

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Look for Nothing General About It to feature a 16-page insert featuring nearly 50 photographs.

So, will you be pre-ordering Maurice’s memoir? Excited to read what he shared? Comment below.

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Days Of Our Lives

RATINGS: Days of our Lives Has Strong Week

The ratings are out for the week of September 2nd through the 6th and it was NBC’s Days of our Lives that was the only daytime drama series to gain in total viewers and households.

That week featured the debut of One Life to Live icon, Robin Strasser in her debut on DAYS as Vivian Alamain replacing Louise Sorel.

DAYS topped General Hospital for the week moving into third place adding +82,000 total viewers, while GH hit a new low losing – 143,000 viewers, as well, the CBS Daytime series of The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful also lost total viewers … -189,000 and -120,000 for the ratings period.

In addition, DAYS was up +.04 in households week-to-week.   However. the show year-to-year that has continued in recent weeks to lose viewers is The Young and the Restless who from this time last year lost -453,000 viewers.

In the key demos: Y&R remained at #1 in 18-49, 18-34 and 25-54 in total viewers, but in the ratings share it tied with B&B in the 18-34 category.  Over the past few weeks, B&B has also been in the top demo slots trading off with Y&R.

With the fall season upon us and summer coming to a close, perhaps many soap viewers will be checking back in to see what is happening in the towns of Genoa City, Port Charles, Los Angeles, and Salem.

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But of course, story and content is king, so here’s hoping viewers will be into what the shows are serving up in the months to come.  And if you love the genre, it’s important to remember in the words of Robin Strasser to “Support the Four”.

Check out the entire ratings picture via SON here.

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 3,616,000 (-120,000/-453,000)
2. B&B 3,196,000 (-189,000/-87,000)
3. DAYS 2,123,000 (+82,000/-30,000)
4. GH 2,023,000 (-143,000/-297,000)

So, what soap opera do you think is delivering the best drama right now? Which soap opera is delivering the worst? What changes would you like to see made that you think would help your favorite soap gain more viewers? Comment below.

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Y&&’s Eileen Davidson and her husband Vincent Van Patten chat with Michael Fairman about their new film “7 Days to Vegas”, her time on Y&R, DAYS, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and their relationship. Leave A Comment

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