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Eileen Davidson Confirms She’s Part of DAYS Limited-Series: “I’m BEYOND Excited to be Joining BEYOND SALEM!”

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On Monday, after more cast members were revealed who will appear in Peacock’s upcoming streaming series, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem, came a photo from limited-series star, Lisa Rinna (Billie) posted to her Instagram Story of Eileen Davidson from the hair and make-up room where it looks like Days of our Lives is taped and said, , “LOOK WHO I FOUND”.

As the rumors began circulating it became true when Davidson took to her own Instagram and revealed that she too is part of the limited-series event for Peacock, and now the question is, how many roles will Davidson be playing? Will she be playing Kristen DiMera and Susan Banks, or any other of the Banks siblings?  Time will tell.

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The two-time Daytime Emmy-winning star shared a clip of her time on the NBC soap as Kristen and stated: “I’m BEYOND excited to be joining BEYOND SALEM! Streaming soon on @peacocktv”

So, what do you think of Eileen also being on the upcoming Days limited-series? Let us know in the comment section below.

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For the love of all that’s unholy, let her be Kristen and NOT Susan. Or any of the other Susan family.

It would be a great thing to see the REAL Kristen again.

The one thing I’m worried about with her & Lisa Rinna both involved is that ReRon will use this to promote their stupid “reality” show, which I have never seen, will never see, and couldn’t give a cherub’s pink ass about.

But ReRon tried to write this lowest form of “television” into General Hospital when he was there, so I wouldn’t put it past him.

I like the way you think, Satan. However, I’ll take Eileen any way I can have her—be she Kristen, Susan ( in small doses), Ashley or any other character.
But, I do object to “reality” anything. Most of all?? Lisa Rinna. Can’t stomach her in any role. I break out in hives. One of the most pretentious woman I have had the displeasure of watching in any venture/venue.
I will not mention who THE most outrageously over-the-top, plainly stupid, entitled, child-like woman in Hollywood is.

Interesting news! I know many many fans wanted Eileen back in the role(s). And, I’ve loved Eileen in all her memorable roles on DAYS, especially Kristen and Susan. However, I really miss Stacey in the role of Kristen, and the show has sabotaged the character. I really thought Kristen would change her ways when her daughter was born and the true identity of Rachel was revealed but no, the show decided to have her kidnap Sarah, then, break out of prison and cause further havoc on Chloe, kidnapping Lucas and Sami, and Kate, too, right? I think I got that all right. I really loved Stacey’s gracious and loving depiction with her daughter- the daughter she always desired. Then, DAYS does havoc on the Kristen character and writes her off again after she is caught posing as Susan.
How is Eileen’s return to this spin-off necessary? Why the change in actress, yes the role(s) were originated by Eileen? Was Stacey not available or did the show invite Eileen for a short-term gig? How is she supposed to be in story when she’s behind bars? I don’t see her just coming back to be Susan or any of the other characters. It’s got to be that mean, mean, mean Kristen DiMera, the head vampire. I’m happy we will have Eileen returning … but for a short gig? Why not just have consistency with Stacey in the role, unless DAYS has bigger plans for the Kristen character and will write her back into the show itself, perhaps – it’s a comeback return. Though, I have mixed reviews about it. Way to stick it to Stacey when I believe she’s done a very fine job in the roles. Much love to Stacey- welcome back Eileen. I guess she is the head vampire.

Kristen isn’t behind bars. She escaped from the police station. Her whereabouts are unknown.

I actually prefer Stacey Haiduk (SP?) as Kristen!

So excited for her return.

YAY, I’m beyond excited too!!

The one and only REAL Kristen, Eileen Davidson to reclaim her trademark role
No one can replace her!
Days tried it with her role and Y n r tried it with Ashley. ( although Brenda Epperson and Stacy truly were great stand ins)
Thank you soap gods!!
This Days spin off is sooooo what my soap dreams are made off, first Carrie and Austin, then the suprise recast of Sonny with Zach Tinker ( who should never have been let go from Y n r) to Eileen?!!! Toooo good!!

Zach Tinker was technically never “let go” from The Young and the Restless. He was always billed as a recurring-guest, which means he is not entitled to definitive work. Did they underuse him? Yes. But was he let go? Not technically.

Maybe
However it was very odd he was no longer on once Mal Young was replaced with Josh the snore Griffith. Fenn was situated in between Summer and Lola and even Ana( another mistake to be let go) and a thorn in kyles side. When the headwriter switch happened it was clear he was replaced with Theo. A much cheaper version, And we know how that worked out…

It will be interesting to see what role E.D. plays in the limited series. Stacy Haiduk has been phenomenal as Kristen and Susan, I hope she remains in the roles.

Sorry, not going to waste my money signing up to watch this 5 episode arc on Peacock. I’ve got my money invested in other streaming. The sad thing is that this writing team has done nothing with the M-F network show to motivate me to pay to watch something unwatchable.

I’m reasonably certain you can watch Peacock for free. It might have more ads than the “premium” version, but still less than what you would see on NBC.com (when Days used to stream on there)

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Patrick Muldoon and Jennifer Taylor Cast as Mike Manning’s Conservative Parents on ‘The Bay’

The ever-expanding cast of the streaming soap opera, The Bay, has announced two new additions for its upcoming 9th season, including Days of our Lives favorite Patrick Muldoon (ex-Austin Reed). TV fans also know Patrick Muldoon from his role as Richard Hart on Melrose Place.

In story, The Bay will bring Caleb McKinnon’s parents into the mix. Caleb is played by Daytime Emmy-winner and Outstanding Supporting Actor nominee this year, Mike Manning.

According to Deadline, Muldoon, along with Jennifer Taylor (Two and a Half Men), will play Caleb’s ultra-conservative parents. When Caleb married Daniel Garrett (Eric Nelsen), they all but abandoned him.  The season looks to bring a major story for Manning and hopefully and eventually love and acceptance from Caleb’s parents.

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The casting news doesn’t stop there. Rhonda Ross has been tapped to play Colleen Givens, the biological mother of Pete Garrett’s (Kristos Andrews) wife Vivian (Karrueche Tran) in the new season.

Coleen is brought into the mix when Pete searches for Colleen after Vivian becomes ill. In the backstory, Colleen is a jazz singer who gave Vivian up for adoption at birth. Now she may be Vivian’s only hope to stay alive.

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The series is up for 5 Daytime Emmy nomination at the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards on June 7th including: Outstanding Drama Series, Writing,  Directing, A Martinez (Nard0) for Supporting Actor and the aforementioned Manning.

What do you think of the casting of Patrick Muldoon and Jennifer Taylor as the on-screen parents to Mike Manning on The Bay? Comment below.

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Kennedy Garcia on Joining the Cast of Days of our Lives: “For a Role to Come up for a Teenager with Down Syndrome was Just Amazing!”

Days of our Lives has made a groundbreaking move for the soaps, by casting Kennedy Garcia in the new role of Felicity. Viewers of the Peacock streaming soap opera will first see the character beginning the week of May 20th,

Garcia has previously appeared on primetime including on 9-1-1, This Is Us and more. Speaking to TV Insider, Kennedy shared: “I have wanted to be on a soap opera for a long time, so for a role to come up for a teenager with Down syndrome was just amazing!”

In real life, Kennedy who has Down syndrome is also a cancer survivor, and becomes he first teen with Down syndrome to land an ongoing role on the soaps. “It’s really such a special thing. I am so proud of Days of our Lives for taking this step and taking a chance on me. Inclusion in this industry is so important and I am proud to help move it forward.”

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As to a little insight on her new role of Felicity in Salem, Garcia shared. “She is sweet, funny and kind. She is also very smart and she never misses anything. Most of all, she loves her family more than anything else. I think that viewers will love her and see the beauty she brings to everyone in her life.”

The actress added, “I hope that everyone will love Felicity and see that even though she has Down syndrome, she is cherished by her family and friends, she is capable of great things, and she’s a hard worker. I’m pretty sure she bakes better than I do. She is also a typical teenager who has real feelings and fears that people will see as her story goes on. I hope no one underestimates Felicity as a character, or actors with disabilities like me. Representation is so important and I’m so thankful for this opportunity to become Felicity and let you all get to know her, and me!”

What do you think of Days of our Lives casting of Kennedy Garcia and the importance of inclusion and representation on streaming and daytime dramas? Comment below.

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TONIGHT: ‘Daytime Stands Up – A Benefit for Stand Up To Cancer’

On Thursday night May 16th, the daytime community comes together for Daytime Stands Up – A Benefit for Stand Up To Cancer, streaming live at 8 pm ET/5pm PT.

Stand Up To Cancer, in collaboration with leading daytime community voices Michael Fairman and Alan Locher, are coming together for a first-of-its-kind livestream event, Daytime Stands Up: A Benefit for Stand Up To Cancer … We All Have a Story.

The three-hour benefit will feature stars from the world of daytime drama television past and present, musical performances, and stories of emotional on- and off-screen experiences with cancer. Special celebrity guests will also join the effort to encourage viewers to support urgently needed research and new cancer treatments.  You can watch live on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel, The Locher Room or the Stand Up To Cancer website.

In support of the event, SU2C will simultaneously launch a 10-day eBay silent auction, from May 16 through 26, for soap opera fans to bid on a wide range of items, including a meet-and-greet experience with the cast of NBC’s Days of Our Lives; an autographed script from the cast of CBS’s The Young and the Restless and signed merchandsise from CBS’s The Bold and the Beautiful cast; a 1:1 video call with General Hospital’s Cynthia Watros, Maura West and Laura Wright, and with daytime legends Robert Newman, Vincent Irizarry, Colleen Zenk, and more. Full details will be shared the evening of May 16, at StandUpToCancer.org/DaytimeStandsUp.

As part of the event, you will hear, cancer survivorship stories from General Hospital’s Cameron Mathison and The Young and the Restless’ Colleen Zenk, who will reflect on the impact of publicly sharing their diagnoses; and 2024 Daytime Emmy nominee Eric Braeden, who shares his battle with bladder cancer

Daytime icon Jackie Zeman, who played nurse Bobbie Spencer on General Hospital for 45 years, shared by daughters Cassidy MacLeod and Lacey Gorden.

Elizabeth Hubbard who played the iconic Lucinda Walsh on As the World Turns and Dr. Althea Davis on The Doctors, shared by her on-screen daughter Martha Byrne and real-life son Jeremy Bennett.

Two-time Emmy Award-winner Jerry verDorn (Guiding Light / One Life to Live), shared by widow Beth verDorn and his on-screen wife on Guiding Light, friend and co-star Liz Keifer.

Andrea Evans, who played Tina Lord Roberts on One Life to Live, shared by her husband Stephen G. Rodriguez and daughter Kylie Rodriguez.

Kamar de los Reyes shared by his One Life to Live co-stars Michael Easton (General Hospital) Trevor St. John (The Young and the Restless).

Poignant reflections from actors who have portrayed breast cancer survivors, including Sharon Case and Eileen Davidson from The Young and the RestlessErika Slezak from One Life to LiveTina Sloan and Kim Zimmer from Guiding Light and more.

Additional talent slated to participate in the virtual benefit include (subject to change): Eddie and Kristen Alderson (One Life to Live)Elia Cantu (Days of Our Lives)The Day Players,  featuring Days of Our Lives castmates Carson BoatmanBrandon BarashWally Kurth (2024 Daytime Emmy nominee), Eric Martsolf (2024 Daytime Emmy nominee)Kassie DePaiva (One Life to Live)Don Diamont (The Bold and the Beautiful)Linsey Godfrey (2024 Daytime Emmy nominee, Days of Our Lives)Leo Howard (Days of Our Lives)Lesli Kay (The Bold and the Beautiful)Eden McCoy (General Hospital)Kin Shriner (General Hospital)and Michelle Stafford (2024 Daytime Emmy nominee, The Young and the Restless).

You can watch the Daytime Stands Up livestream below. Now let us know if you have a cancer story that has affected your life via the comment section below, or how a daytime TV character who went through a cancer battle, gave you strength and courage in your own journey.

 

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