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Eileen Davidson Back To DAYS Taping New Episodes!

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She’s every-where! And that’s a good thing!  Daytime Emmy winner Eileen Davidson who is currently being seen as Ashley Abbott on The Young and the Restless, and will debut tomorrow night as one of the newest cast members of the hit reality series franchise The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is also back taping new episodes as of  this past Friday as Kristen DiMera on Days of our Lives!

On-Air On-Soaps had to keep the news hush-hush during our most recent interview with the beautiful and talented star, but Eileen was slated back to DAYS this November for her next story stint, which will air sometime in the early Spring of 2015, since DAYS tapes so many months ahead.  As to how brief, or how long Eileen’s return actually is has yet to be divulged.

And in story, what a return it could potentially be! Seems like Kristen would come back preggars, or even with child, wouldn’t it? After all, she snatched the embryo right out of Theresa (Jen Lilley) that is supposedly Brady (Eric Martsolf) bi0-child!

After a cryptic conversation with Brady that has had everyone mystified, it left many questions that will be answered when she returns next year. A DAYS press release touts on Davidson’s return this time:  “It’s a ‘can’t miss’ story arc that is sure to take viewers by storm.”

 

Glad to hear about another Davidson “Kristen stint” in Salem? What do you think will happen when she returns this time?

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Thank GOD she’s back!! Kristen livens up that place and I can’t wait to see how this baby-storyline plays out. I wish she had been able to stay longer, even one eppi/month would have been an awesome way to keep the viewers up on her pregnancy even if the rest of Salem didn’t know.

I know, right? I love Eileen.
Kristen will be back after having delivered Theresa’s and Brady’s baby. Of course, there will be a paternity test. The hurdle will be explaining how this baby was begotten without having had sex . I’m sure Kristen/TPTB will come up with something…plausible or not will make no difference…it’s a soap…LOL.
This storyline will prove to be very interesting and entertaining….what if the neonate looks just like Theresa?

Can’t wait for Kristen to return!

BEST NEWS EVER!!!

Absolutely adore Eileen Davidson! I will tune back into DAYS when I hear she is back on-air in the spring of 2015. I’ve been tuning in and out since she has left. I just love Kristen Dimera! (Tired of the Salem Hero (Daniel), the rehashing of the Dannifer break-up, and Theresa)!

Always good to see Eileen Davidson on DAYS but I am not down with the stolen embryo plot line. Save that for GH as that is its bread and butter anymore. I prefer to have DAYS try to stay the course of more realistic and human stories, nothing so crazy fantastic.

Stolen/Frozen embryo storylines seem to be GHs specialty these days

Kristen did not steal an embryo. She stole a fetus from Theresa’s womb.

I can’t believe I just wrote that!

I actually am growing to love these “drive-bys” that she’s been doing on DAYS and it’s served to both keep the character from getting too stagnant and also shakes up the canvas in a BIG way every time she hits town.

always loved eilleen as ashley growing up she was my fave y n r heroine!!!
always dissapointed that her triangle wth victor / nikki never reached the pinnacle it should have especially after the last round with adam s gaslighting! i think with all this attention she s been given y n r should finally invest in a serious adam/ ashley/ victor / nikki storyline especially since eilleen plays well with younger hearthtrobs!
ashley and adam would be explosive especially if adam returns as this gabriel alias! ashley/stitch/ vikki seems beneath eilleens talent and its about time y n r gives eileen the respect she deserves!!!

Love Eileen/Kristen So Happy she is coming back.. Really we need Her.. Thank You Eileen Davidson.. XO

Well this is definitely needed but even Eileen cannot save the show unless they use her correctly. Actually they have not been doing badly at all EXCEPT there is no reason for her to be interacting so much with Daniel. He’s just not my favorite character I guess, but really there are far more organic ways to weave Kristen into the canvas than to connect her with Daniel.

I’m sorry but the elephant in the room is: WHY IS DANIEL AT THE CENTER OF EVERY MAJOR STORY ON DAYS??

Dear Powers that be,

Why? Why always Daniel? In my experience not a lot of people like the character, HOWEVER even if many do like him (and I know he has his fans), why make ANY character the center of all the storylines. Every character is sure to have people who like them and people who don’t. By spreading story around the canvas you ensure that the people who DON’T like a character are not turned off by the show. I guarantee that one major reason your ratings have fallen is TOO MUCH DANIEL! No character is so popular that he needs to be involved in everybody else’s story. I personally would say that goes double for Daniel, but again this is not my point. I’m sure some people love the character. I am not even saying get rid of him (although I would not protest…) just GIVE US A FREAKIN’ BREAK ALREADY and KEEP KRISTEN AWAY FROM THIS CLOWN.

Sincerely,
Occasional viewer (used to watch much more frequently and could easily be won back full time if y’all’d get it together!)

Dear Occasional:

Get DVR with a fast forward button.

Best,
The Powers That Be

Dear Powers that Be,

I’ve worn out several FF buttons trying to be patient with your show. In fact come to think of it I should bill you for that. Invoice is in the mail.

All the best,
Occasional

Thank you Jesus!!!!

Next time she comes to town, can she bring Jason Brooks aka Peter Blake DiMera with her???? He was TOO gorgeous!!!! I miss the Woman in White too!! Haha!!!

Unfortunately Jason Brooks will never be back on the show. He reportedly had issues with costar(s) who are still on the show and it’s pretty safe to say that neither he nor the character of Peter will ever return to Days at least so long as that remains the case (although “never say never”).

What a great character though – the baddest of the baddies! Those days with Peter, Laura, Mark Valley’s Jack, Daniel Scott, Jennifer (both Reeves and Cameron), etc. – those were some great storylines!

I hear he’s coming back so it’s great news all around!

@Mark, u hear Jason Brooks is coming back?? The only issues I heard he had was his real life affair with Missy Reeves, the guy who played Ryan on YR(her husband) demanded she quit, hence her quitting at the height of her popularity in the 90s. But over a decade has passed and I am sure everyone has matured, so Jason Brooks needs to comeback, especially now that EJ is dead. Chad can’t carry it, and Stefano is getting too old. Plus Eileen and Jason had excellent brother/sister chemistry. Omg think of the flashbacks!!!!

Not that I doubt your sources, Mark but I won’t hold my breath waiting for this to happen, LOL.

Taping in November seem right on course for May sweeps of 2015, which means she will show up and give birth in Salem in time for the leaves in the fake park to bloom. By then Brady should have his act together, maybe in a new relationship, finally happy– then boom—she’s bacccckkk…….sounds like sweeps to me.

Kristen would have be 6 months pregnant so she would have the baby prematurely.

Theresa may have been 1, 2 or even 3 months pregnant before her embryo/fetus was taken.

Yeah but Theresa would be showing the signs of pregnancy.

How is Kristen going to explain the Brady baby without giving away that Theresa is the bio mom? That’s what I can’t wait to see.

She won’t because Brady already put the pieces together so she can’t even lie out of this one.

Nice news about Kristen coming back. Days is NOTHING without the Dimera family! I stopped watching after EJAMI left, but I might tune in next spring to see Kristen again.

I wish EJ would come back also, but unfortunately, I doubt that will happen. EJ, Sami, Kristen and Stefano add much needed excitement to Days. I wish they would all return as permanent residents of Salem. Otherwise, this show is beyond boring and rather pathetic in my opinion.

Michael, thank you for the information.

I think the same. The ones that makes the show has left the show. I wish Sami and EJ would come back to days. Also I am so glad that Kristen is coming back to days. I love her on that show. And Stefano.

There will be several developments involving the DiMera family in the months to come that would blow your mind! It’s a shame you threw in the towel.

I think she will come back with Brandy’s child

I don’t think so because she stole Theresa’a fetus so possibly Kristen pratically aborted Theresa baby and pratically the baby is dead so she must be carrying a already dead fetus and practically she will miscarry or the baby will be still born or kidnapped someone else’s baby and pass it off as Brady. Really I don’t want Theresa back with Brady and to have Brady’s baby.

Holy cow batman!! Amen !!!

As a new Days viewer, I have to say that Kristen DeMera is something!!!!!! Wow!!!!!! She’s a real nut job. I love her. So glad she will be coming back. I certainly hope Eileen Davidson doesn’t burn herself out with all this work. I know when you’re hot, you’re hot and you have to take it. But, she’s everywhere. Just keep showing up on Days and I’ll be happy.

Depends on how far along Theresa was. Up to 10 weeks medically it’s called an embryo. At 10 weeks they start calling it a fetus. Either way the idea of removing it from one woman and putting it into another is absurdly unscientific and would be a medical first as far as I know.

Thank you

Storyline is absurd ~ I know it’s a soap, but good grief, they transplanted an embryo – When Kristen comes back to town I guess she will be carrying Brady’s child, even though she is a tad on the mature side to be “with child”. How old is the character supposed to be? I know thanks to cosmetic surgery everyone looks eternally 35 or so but some of these actors have been on the show for quite some time. Won’t Theresa be wondering and thinking that it’s odd that Kristen is having a baby around the same time that she herself would be popping one out – wierd.

Yeah! I love ED as KD. Hope AS returns as SB.

Glad Eileen is back on Days. Expected her to come back, but not quite this soon. Nevertheless, very happy about this news.

Looking forward to seeing how the baby story will play out. Hope the writers don’t mess up this story. They need to follow through with what has been started relative to the story and not skip over any details.

Case in point, during the Kristen rapes Eric story, the video of Kristen and Eric that was shown at the Bristen wedding had been altered to incriminate Eric. That truth was never revealed to Salemites. It should have been made known in the storyline. The revelation about the altered tape did not have to change how the story played out regarding Eric and the church or even Eric and Nicole. But the truth of the matter should have been revealed. Little details like that can cause viewer frustration. So I hope nothing like that happens with this new Kristen Brady Theresa baby story.

I hope Kristen loose Brady and Theresa baby because to have a baby at 6 months wouldn’t she go into premature labor. My fact is that Kristen stole a fetus from Theresa uterus and I believe it didn’t took it latch on to Kristen old uterus. Besides she can’t pulled the wool over Brady’s eyes because on dayscafe.com. ..Brady already putting the pieces together about what happened to Theresa. My guess hopefully once Brady confront her Stephano it Kristen will tell him that the fetus didn’t took so she practically aborted Theresa baby and with Brady doing the check up to confirm it also besides he will have Melanie and hopefully she will definitely get pregnant with Brady’s baby.

I love Eileen for God sake come back and never leave lol, the only issue I have with Days is the they make Kristen too crazy I mean yeah leave some crazy but always redeem her like Dorian Lord in OLTL you wanted to kill her but then she would turn around and help someone and this thing with the fetus come on give me a break it’s so stupid I mean who writes this stuff my thing is make it more realistic she should of had a baby with Brady so there would always be a connection even when they broke up Bristen was the best those actors have a connection that you don’t see often but anyway I hope that it turns out that the baby is not Bradys so at least if Bristen end up having sex before she leaves again when she comes back she could come back with brady jr she deservers this after what she’s been through Just mu thought.

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Ron Carlivati Talks on Decision to Make Days of our Lives 15000th Episode About Doug’s Funeral, and Previews Chances for WGA Award

This week, Days of our Lives celebrated the taping of their 15,000th episode. In of it itself, that is an incredible accomplishment for the long-running soap opera currently streaming on Peacock.

However, this on set gathering was a bit different. Though the show is celebrating their achievement, they are also in the middle of taping scenes surrounding the death and the funeral of Doug Williams, played by the late Bill Hayes, who passed away on January 12th of this year at the age of 98.

As previously revealed many longtime favorites are back to honor Bill and the character of Doug including: Gloria Loring (Liz), Melissa Reeves (Jennifer), Matthew Ashford (Jack), Maree Cheatham (Marie), Victoria Konefal (Ciara) and Stephen Schnetzer (Steve) to name but a few.

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Michael Fairman TV was in attendance and spoke with Days of our Lives head writer, Ron Carlivati to gain some insight into how the 15,000 episode was crafted and the decision to honor the character of Doug Williams and Bill Hayes as its epicenter. In addition, Ron weighed-in on this Sunday’s April 14th WGA (Writers Guild of America) Awards, where he and his writing team are facing off with General Hospital for the daytime drama prize. Here’s what Ron shared below.

Was this your idea to make the 15,000th episode centered around Doug’s funeral and passing?

RON: It was. When you’re looking at it, and laying out the calendar for the whole year and you see 15,000 is coming up, we’re like, “What are we going to do?” And then, we got the news that Bill had passed away and something kind of clicked. I was like, “We should honor Doug on that show.” So then, we started to kind of build around that … when does he pass away? How does he pass away? Who could come back? You know, it’s a lot.  I’m very pleased with the returns that we got as there’s so much that you could do. We wanted everybody we could get. So, we put together a wish list and Janet Drucker (co-executive producer, Days of our Lives) made it happen.

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You have Melissa Reeves back as Jennifer, when the role was last played by Cady McClain. What has it meant to have Missy back for these shows?

RON: It was so nice to see Missy Reeves. I think Cady has done such a good job, but on the 15,000th episode to see Missy as Jennifer, it’s a big deal. So having her was great, and overall, the milestone was a big undertaking, because you want to live up to it. You want the 15,000th episode to be good. Now, it has a lot of real emotion that you’re playing. because for the cast and the crew they’re honoring Bill Hayes just as much as we’re honoring Doug Williams.

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Was it hard for you and the team to write this episode?

RON: Yes. I’ll tell you why it was hard to write.  When I wrote, for example, Asa’s (Phillip Carey) death on One Life to Live or Victor’s (John Aniston) on DAYS, Asa is a different type of character. Like, you could have characters going, “Oh! I’m glad he is dead.” You could have different points of view, but with Doug, you’re not having that. Every person loves this man. No one had a bad relationship with him. So, you’re challenge as a writer is how do you make it that not everybody’s saying the same thing and doing the same thing. And so, we tried to find ways to make the episode about all the familial relationships and yet, how do you make it about Doug and yet broaden the scope.

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I had spoken to Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie), a week after Bill’s memorial, for an interview. She said that she felt very fortunate that you did include her on discussions of how you would tackle Doug’s passing. How did that conversation go?

RON: First, I attended Bill’s funeral, which was incredible. I said to so many people it was an emotional service, but it was hard to be sad at this. The guy had an incredible life and it was an incredible celebration. And so, you’re sitting there watching this knowing that you now have to write something similar. And how do you write something that lives up to what you just witnessed? I wanted to talk to Susan to get her thoughts about, you know, how much do you want this to be about keeping Bill separate from Doug. How comfortable are you sharing your grief. She was incredible to talk to. It was a great chat.

You’re in the middle of taping these major scenes for the 15,000 episode to air in December. How do you think it’s going? Have you seen any of the scenes?

RON:  I haven’t seeing anything. I mean, we were still making changes to the script up till this morning!

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The Writers Guild Awards are this Sunday, April 14th and once again this year there are two daytime drama nominees, General Hospital and Days of our Lives. How are you feeling about your chances this year?

RON: It is often just GH and us in the category. I’ve won three years in a row, so I’m kind of feeling like it’s their turn.

Photo: JPI

What episodes did you submit for contention? If I recall, they had to do with Victor’s memorial.

RON: The episodes we submitted were centered around Victor’s funeral. I think one has story with Vivian. We had some fun stuff, we had some emotional stuff at Victor’s death, and I am pretty sure that our submission was three episodes right around that time.

Did you make the decision to go with those episodes because there was a mix of humor and drama?

RON: I like to have some humor, but it was also the funeral, then there’s Sarah (Linsey Godfrey) giving birth, and then Vivian’s (Louise Sorel) crashing the reading of the will. So, we had a lot of fun and it’s hard sometimes to pick three that tell a story, as opposed to submitting for the Daytime Emmys, where the writing team only submits two shows.  So, we shall see how it goes on Sunday.

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So, are you looking forward to the emotional 15,000th episode of Days of our Lives? Do you think DAYS will take home the WGA writing award for daytime dramas for the 4th year in a row? Comment below.

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Matthew Ashford, Martha Madison, Victoria Konefal and Maree Cheatham Make Returns to Days of our Lives

Today on Thursday April 11th, Days of our Lives celebrated the taping of their 15,000 episode which also happens to coincide with the funeral and episodes surrounding the death of Doug Williams (played by the late Bill Hayes).

Michael Fairman TV was on the set today during the milestone celebration; which also revealed who was back and participating in scenes during the emotional funeral for Doug and more.

In addition to the previously revealed Stephen Schnetzer (Steve Olson), Melissa Reeves (Jennifer Horton) and Gloria Loring (Liz Chandler), now comes Matthew Ashford (Jack Devereaux), Martha Madison (Belle Black), Victoria Konefal (Ciara Brady Weston) and Maree Cheathem (Marie Horton) among others.

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Cheatham last appeared on DAYS back in 2010, while Ashford last appeared in 2023. Other cast members back for Doug’s funeral are Brandon Beemer (Shawn), Lamon Archey (Eli) and Sal Stowers (Lani)

In addition, look for longstanding cast members including: Josh Taylor (Roman Brady), Stephen Nichols (Steve Brady), Mary Beth Evans (Dr. Kayla Brady), Jim Reynolds (Abe Carver), Jackée Harry (Mayor Paulina Price), Suzanne Rogers (Maggie Horton Kiriakis), Deidre Hall (Dr. Marlena Evans), and of course, Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie Williams) to appear throughout the emotional episodes as well.

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DAYS projects that the 15,000 episode tentatively will stream on Peacock on December 3rd. Since DAYS tapes well in advance, viewers will have a long stretch to wait. Be on the lookout for interviews and coverage from the taping and more right here on Michael Fairman TV.

So, what do you think of the returns listed thus far for the episodes surrounding the passing of Doug Williams and honoring Bill Hayes? Let us know in the comment section.

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Days of our Lives Reveals Newcomers Cherie Jimenez and Al Calderon

On the official Days of our Lives Instagram account, a photo has appeared featuring new additions to Salem, Cherie Jimenez and Al Calderon.  The Peacock streaming soap opera is not offering up just who they are playing.

However, the smart money seems to be that Jimenez is a recast Gabi Hernandez and Calderon potentially her brother, Dario Hernandez, since the two actors are seen standing in Rafe’s (Galen Gering) kitchen.

In story, Gabi has been stuck in prison for “murdering” Li Shin. Looks like the character will be brought back on to the canvas, but will Gabi reunite with Stefan (Brandon Barash)?

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If Calderon proves to be Dario that character has been off the show since 2017, when soap vet Jordi Vilasuso played the part. Dario departed Salem to avoid getting locked up in the slammer and in the process granted Abigail a divorce while in hiding.

If Jimenez looks familiar, she has been featured in roles on Pretty Little Liars,The Newsroom, NCIS, Maya and Breaking Tradition. Calderon has appeared in Walking Dead: World Beyond, and a few episodes of the soapy, The Haves and the Have Nots.

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As for Camila Banus, her last day on the DAYS set was back on April 28, 2023, when she revealed she was exiting the role of Gabi, a role she made soap-famous for 13 years.

Do you think Cherie and Al are the new Gabi and Dario? If not, who do you think they are playing? Weigh-in below.

 

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