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Eileen Davidson, Christopher Sean, Loretta Devine, Vincent Van Patten & More Additional Cast Announced for ‘Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem’ Chapter 2

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Big casting news from Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem chapter two.   The upcoming streaming series on Peacock has revealed additional castings and returns for the show that will drop July 11th through the 15th.

Look for two-time Daytime Emmy-winner, Eileen Davidson to be back to reprise her signature role of OG Kristen DiMera, along with fan favorite, Christopher Sean, who returns as Paul Narita.

Additionally, Davidson’s real-life husband, Vincent Van Patten will take on the role of Phil Hellworth, and Emmy winner and Grey’s Anatomy alum and Broadway Dreamgirls star, Loretta Devine, will play Angela.

But that’s not all! Looks like Steve and Kayla’s children will show up including the new Stephanie Johnson as played by Abigail Klein, and the new Joey Johnson played by Tanner Stine, as well Andrew Donovan (Shane and Kimberly’s son) played by Colton Little.  Finally, Victoria Grace will take on the role of Wendy Shin who has a connection to Li Shin played by Remington Hoffman.

According to the log lines for DOOL: Beyond Salem Chapter Two: “In an epic, action-packed tale that spans the entire globe, from Monte Carlo to Hong Kong, beloved characters from Days of our Lives once again go ‘Beyond Salem!’ as they trade the comforts of home for an adventure of a lifetime! Supercouple Steve and Kayla make a surprise visit to their children in Seattle, while private eye John Black travels to San Francisco to see his son, Paul. Meanwhile, new parents Ben and Ciara drop anchor in Montreal -where they are greeted by a much-missed Hope! Over the course of five thrilling episodes, heartwarming family reunions take a dangerous turn as a mysterious adversary wreaks havoc on their lives. The next chapter is a story full of larger-than-life romance, jaw-dropping twists, and high-stakes drama – and it all connects back to a plot that long-time “DOOL” fans will surely remember. ”

So, excited to learn of these additional performers appearing in the upcoming streaming series? They join Kristian Alfonso, Peter Reckell, Steve Burton, and more of your current favorites from Salem in the cast.  Comment below.

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Paul Narita !!!!! SIR – exclamation – YOU ARE “loved” this is “ALL” I need to know… save for the Emmy Nominated Stacey Haiduk. I HOPE @DAYS is mindful, respectful, and caring about what GOLD they have on the original show. We ALL realize that ED fan base may be … but that does not discount Stacey… she IS thee Kristen DiMera… and it’s noted she even does Susan better…. TA DA !!!! i’ll go one more and say when Kristen was with Brady and they had Rachel…. this couple w/child had me in tears. @Emmy I think it’s going to be a toss up between Stacey and the gem of Kelly Thiebaud’ @GH Britta. as usual.. this category is always stacked and loaded. Kimberlin Brown, could sneak in their and steal. SIGH… Stacey and Kelly… GOLD GOLD and then some

OH ! I am in love with Paul Narita… HE IS MY MAN

Hmmm, setting up the next generation for a spin-off maybe?

Dude’s name is “Hellworth”?? Seriously?

Any relation to the Hellworth’s drug store chain we have down here in Hell?

While I adore Eileen as Kristen, I have no doubt Stacy truly feels like a second choice since her predecessor is always brought in for the alternate series.

agree. like Lisa Rinna (Billie ) they were both brought on in the first epi… for their respective fan base… house wives and w/ED’ long tenure @Y&R. I hope Stacey Haiduk WINS that emmy… it may go to @GH Britta’ Kelly Thiebaud, and/or surprise shoe in Kimberlin Brown , for B&B . Nonetheless Stacey has been rocking it as Kristen/Susan… and she has made the role her own.

Excited to see Paul again! Loved him and have missed him since he left the show.

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The Young and the Restless Renewed for Four More Years at CBS

Congratulations are in order to the cast, crew, creatives and fans of CBS’ The Young and the Restless. On Wednesday, the top-rated daytime drama was renewed by the network for four more years.

The renewal will bring Y&R through the 2027-2028 television season, and brings the series through its 55th season. The Young and the Restless has continued to remain the #1 daytime drama for over 36 years and is CBS’ longest-running series.

In a statement, Amy Reisenbach, president of CBS Entertainment shared, “The Young and the Restless has been a staple of daytime television for over 50 years, and it is with great pleasure that we will continue that legacy at CBS,The talented cast and writers deliver compelling performances and stories on a daily basis and have provided iconic moments that have kept the show on top of the ratings and thrilled generations of fans for over five decades. We look forward to seeing what new creative twists and turns they have planned for the folks of Genoa City.”

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According to CBS, Y&R is averaging 3.50 million viewers this season. The series is also the #1 daytime program among African American viewers. Full episodes of the series are streaming on Paramount+ and CBS TVE.  The soap opera airs weekdays at 12:30-1:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m.-12:30 p..m. PT.

Y&R notables are also celebrating anniversaries in 2024 including series icons: Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) for 45 years this month, and Eric Braeden (Victor Newman) for 44 years. In April, the show will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Nikki and Victor’s wedding, which aired in April 1984 and was one of the highest-rated episodes in the history of the show.

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Other notable cast anniversaries in 2024 include: Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott) at 35 years and Joshua Morrow (Nicholas Newman), Sharon Case (Sharon Newman) and Michelle Stafford (Phyllis Summers) all at 30 years.

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The Young and the Restless debuted on March 23, 1973 and the show celebrated its 50th anniversary season in 2023. Y&R was co-created by the late William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell. At present, Josh Griffith currently serves as the series executive producer and head writer.

Share your thoughts on the news that Y&R had been given a four-year renewal by CBS and will continue on with the lives of the people you love in Genoa City through its 55th season via the comment section below.

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Kimberlin Brown ‘Killed-Off’ as Sheila Carter on The Bold and the Beautiful in Shocking Twist

The Monday, February 26th episode of CBS daytime’s The Bold and the Beautiful brought with it the apparent end to one of the all-time villains of soap opera.

In story, Steffy Forrester (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) was being stalked by Sheila (Kimberlin Brown) in the dark. Eventually, Steffy stabs Sheila in the heart with a knife and she apparently dies.

Speaking with TV Insider, Brown admitted that it is extremely hard to leave a now iconic role she made soap-famous since 1990 on first The Young and the Restless and then The Bold and the Beautiful.

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Kimberlin expressed: “It’s a tough place for me to be in right now; I’m not going to lie about this. I guess if anyone were going to take Sheila down, I’m happy it’s Steffy. I just wish that no one was taking Sheila down.”  Three time Daytime Emmy-winner, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood expressed: “It’s bittersweet because I absolutely love working with Kimberlin; she is just the consummate professional.”

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However, the stabbing is vindication for Steffy as Wood related, “This is her moment. How long has it taken Steffy to take her down and it’s finally happening, so it’s going to be a big shock.”

As to her B&B death scene and to her future plans, Brown revealed, “Laying there on that floor when the paramedics pronounce the time of death, my eyes were closed and you’re holding your breath so it doesn’t look like you’re breathing. It was just like, ‘Wow, OK, I guess we’ll have to see what might come next for me.’”

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If this holds up and Sheila is “dead” dead, it will open up the story and trouble in the marriage of Finn (Tanner Novlan) and Steffy, because ultimately, Steffy killed her husband’s biological mother.

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This is leading many to believe this move will bring Steffy back together with Liam (Scott Clifton) while Finn and Hope (Annika Noelle) draw closer. Is that part of the reason for Sheila’s death? Stay tuned.

What do you think about The Bold and the Beautiful killing-off Sheila Carter and Steffy to be the one who put an end to her life? Comment below.

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Daytime Stars We Lost Remembered in 2024 SAG Awards In-Memoriam Tribute

On Saturday night at the 30th annual SAG Awards streaming on Netflix, several stars from the world of soap opera were remembered in a very moving In-Memoriam segment.

Honoring those actors we lost this past year, and set to the song “How do I Say Goodbye” by Dean Lewis, the screen was filled with so many heartbreaking losses.

Those who were remembered in the tribute included: Bill Hayes (Doug, Days of our Lives), Ellen Holly (Carla, One Life to Live), Nicolas Coster (Lionel, Santa Barbara et al), Tyler Christopher (Nikolas, GH, Stefan DAYS), Billy Miller (Billy, Y&R and Drew, GH), Sharon Farrell (Flo, Y&R), Arlene Sorkin (Calliope, DAYS), Kamar de los Reyes (Antonio, OLTL), Jeffrey Carlson (Zoe/Zarf, AMC) and Mark Goddard (Ted, OLTL).

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Other notable stars who passed away and were included in the tribute were: Chita Rivera, Andre Braugher, Suzanne Somers, and Matthew Perry.

Before the video package was played, actress Naomi Watts took to the stage and shared, “We have lost so many extraordinary actors in the past year, but because they touched the world with their talent, we all share their loss. To those of us who worked with them, alongside them, we feel their loss and their absence deeply.”

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She added, “Of course their memory will live on in our recollections of the precious time we shared together — and through their work, their performances captured in countless frames of images, ever ready to dance across the screen and come to life again, if only for a while.”

What did you think of the In-Memoriam Tribute at the 2024 SAG Awards and seeing a lot of familiar faces being included who represent the soaps? Comment. below.

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