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Eileen Davidson Returning To Days Of Our Lives As Kristen DiMera!

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More fantastic news out of Days of our Lives today!  None other than fan favorite, and the actress who gave one of the knockout performances of 2013, Eileen Davidson, is headed back to the NBC soap opera to reprise her role of the evil and vindictive Kristen DiMera.

The announcement of the return of Davidson comes on the heels of an exciting two year pickup for DAYS announced less than a week ago by NBC.  The actress is slated to begin taping sometime in March and will begin airing this summer.

Over the past year, the character of Kristen DiMera has been the driving force behind some of the most engaging and provocative storylines leaving fans and critics alike wanting more and eager for the return of their favorite villainess.

Returning for a powerful story arc that’s bound to keep viewers on the edge of their seats, DAYS Co-Executive producer Greg Meng commented, “As an important member of the Days family it is exciting to have Eileen return. The writers have some great things cooking for Kristen and we can’t wait for the fans to see what this will mean for Salem. Must-watch TV at its best! Stay tuned!”

 So what do you think about the news of Eileen returning to DAYS?  What do you think will be the next arc in Kristen’s story and how will it impact the canvas?  Let us know!

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I hope she is staying for an extended period of time and not just a pop-up return.

i know… right?

kinda reminds me of… why didn’t they share… how long KM, robin of GH… return was for…. it was so short lived… why bother?

I hope ED has a long term contract

can’t help but want perfection… and as a fan… be spoiled by how good everything is… soapbox…. DAYS is the BEST serial of the remaining 4

I don’t know if I could take her long-term, LOL!
I LOVE Eileen, but there is “too much of a good thing” and Kristin can easily be that. I thought they totally wrote her into a corner she’d never get out of with the “Rape” storyline. That pretty much destroyed the character for me.
So, unless she’s coming back to confess & repent for her sins, I don’t know that I want her back.

THIS IS THE BEST NEWS! BYE SAMI! I’LL MISS YOU, BUT LONG LIVE KRISTEN DIMERA! NOW….if we can only get Lexi out of the ground and we can have a real sibling rivalry between blood and water.

I wish Lexie was alive as well…. she was the perfect catalyst…. go between…. for the good people of Salem… vs : The “clandestine” DiMera’s

lord knows.. it’d be good to see Abe… involved…. it was rumored to be with Kayla… that never panned out…..

my wish… back from the dead… would be Faye… Nicole’s mother… Nicole truly needs a good support system… a family of her own…. Faye would have been perfect for either Abe or Roman

I agree I miss lexie too !!! I think Kristen and brady could be next super couple!!! I kind of like seeing brady as a “bad boy”! If brady defrock a nun kristen and he would be equal! Just kidding :0) seriously I do think brady and Kristen deserve another chance hopefully she will repent for what she did to handsome father eric and change her ways like her bro ej oh yeah he did just sleep with innocent abby who could turn “bad@ if she doesn’t get her ej fix!!!!! Who knows next year the dimaras could be the saints and the Horton/Brady’s could be the demons!!!!!!!

Alot of “back and forth” going on here. What’s the real story??

Contractual negotiations, that’s the real story. Don’t believe any B.S. press people throw at you. Actors seem to be REALLY going through a revolving door over at Days.

The real story is: She loves both shows. Y&R is her first love. DAYS is her true love! She is better utilized as Kristen on DAYS. She knows Ashley is a YawneR. Most people would rather play in the sand than Yawn and Retire!

DAYS is hot and will only get hotter! I’m looking forward to seeing ED in the role(s) of her lifetime…Kristen DiMera and Susan Banks!!!

Trust me, there’s much more to the story than “she loves both shows” – obviously there are contract offers and rejections, that’s the reality of producing an expensive afternoon Daytime show.

Yee haw I agree!!!!!!!!

It does sound strange– I agree there must be more to the story. But actors have private lives, so maybe she left for some personal reason that has been resolved and now she is free to come back– of course they don’t say how long she will be back, so we could be talking a very short stint on this show—then back to Y&R for a cameo or two—that’s cool I like both of her characters and enjoy it whenever she in on canvas for either show.

She basically said she wanted to take a break – totally understandable given that her shooting schedule seemed to be quite intense before she left… not saying she didn’t explore going back to Y&R, but anyone who had as much airtime and carried the storylines to the extent she did very likely did want a bit of family time and r and r.

All I can say it is this..YIPPIE SKIPPIE YESSSSS!

I only been a fan of DOOL for 2 years, but Eileen has become one of my favorite actors in daytime of all time!!! She SO deserves recognition at the upcoming Emmy Awards! The thought of Eileen and Kassie possibly sharing scenes together has me salivating, LOL.

“OMG”

I honestly, OK

a part of me knew…. as an actor… she’d fare better at DAYS
but… i thought… she’s going to go back to Y&R

LOL…. hip hip hooray.. through the roof…. for DOOL – NBC – SONY bravo

Thank you Eileen Davidson… I’m so glad you were able to take time off…. for your personal life!

as a fan… WE LOVE YOU!

I didn’t think it’d be this soon…. I’ll take it….. soapbox… DOOL IS ON!

hugs to you and your son (s)

Excellent…so glad ED is coming back!!!!

Oh yeaaaa! I love this news! Way to go DAYS! Kristen touching down in Salem AGAIN to cause hell im excited:)

Ditto

Kristen will return…with a baby…is it Erics or Bradys?(can she have children?) Probably Erics…and she’ll bring the baby to Erics and Nicoles wedding during sweeps…lol

I hope that’s the case… and she does, in fact , arrive “home” in Salem with child

damnation abound…. with in your face…. Sami and Nicole

ED’ Kristen is too powerful a performer…. to let Kristen be tormented…. it’s power time

I hope EEEJJJ is in for this round…. DiMera TIME

Meanwhile, i do see Hope and Aiden as a future couple…and Ciara…maybe a bad seed child because she misses daddy Bo?

I liked Aiden and Hope’ rapport…. it was as natural as it could be…. I was pleasantly surprised….

Lord knows… it’s been angst and scratch my eyes out… that super couple jinx.. think Daniel and Jenn.

i’ve been holding vigil for Hope…. this could be him… Aiden

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the other thing… that has me stoked…. is how honest Nicole is being with “father” Eric….

LOL… had that nun not come in and gave him a new rosary bead necklace… and him telling father Walton… he feels right at home at the church….

i don’t know…. I teared up for this couple… cause its romance, love, and trepidation…. I’m all for this couple to emerge as the young couple that once were in love… to renew their bliss

I think Sami will soon catch E.J. and Abigail together maybe for Feb. sweeps marking the beggining of the end for Sami and E.J.?

hmmm good idea about the baby..

Noooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!

I think that Eileen Davidson would be WAY BETTER OFF going back to DOOL. I mean…there is WAY TOO MUCH backstage drama (or whatever) going on right now on the Y&R set because of the Michael Muhney-Hunter King drama. I’m just saying……….

Interesting. I will be tuning in just to see the downright thrilling Kassie DePaiva. Will be nice to see another familiar face (Young and the Restless, Santa Barbara).

Why not give her the Anthony Geary contract? You know, that guy from GH that works 6 months and then goes on “vacation”. Even the Tracey Bergman contract would work. Geez…..

Agreed luke spencer (anthony) is awsome and crazy!! I could see him and brady teaming up for a mystery storyline!!! May he and marlana could “hook up”? Or he and hope?

Love days and looooove eileen!!!!

Would love for Kristen DiMera’s character to be responsible for the exit of Sammie Brady.

LOL

that would be an awesome….. trickery

score one for the DiMera’

I mean why not… lets show all of Salem… that once and for all… Kristen is BACK… and she’s a DiMera… AND a POWER player….

god love her…. her character needs to be brought down a peg…. down to earth…. she isn’t reaching heaven with her virtue intact… and her high moral fiber…. give us a lil’ break and LET Kristen bring one of them down

let the return of Kristen…. speculation begin….

when where how and why?????

I hope she somehow… got a hold of either Eric or Bradys dna… and she got a surrogate…maybe she even had her eggs frozen….

ta-da! she returns to Salem w/child

either way… as a long time soap fan… when “YOUR” show is ON…. you just want perfection

she’ll bring out the best and showcase… John and Marlena

AMEN – Eileen Davidson is absolutely brilliant as Kristen as well as the other characters she created on Days. So happy she will be back with some more great adventures. Next up, we should see Eileen winning the Emmy with her outstanding performance this past year on Days.

Wonderful news!

Great news!!! Love Eileen as Kristen.

Eileen is only coming back for 2 months, then she is leaving again..

How do you know this?

IS DOOL canvas “CAST” set up?

MY wish list is still….. Ted King and/or Michael Lowry as BO!

Michael Muhney… as Peter Black and/or Jack Deveraux
Billy Miller and/or Trevor St. John… as either or Peter Blake and/or Jack Deveraux

tight, complete, the BEST …. set… canvas… to cull from…. and the best cast wish list

This is fantastic news. I am already envisioning a fight with Nicole, Eric, Brady and Marlena.

People come and go on soaps. When one leaves, there’s always someone fun and entertaining to go front and center. I actually like it that way. By the way, welcome back, Eileen. I love Ms. Davidson in both of her roles, and I just love to see her on my screen. A talented lovely indeed!

Stay in Salem and out of Genoa City!

Finaly she will be the lead

OMG! Best. News. Ever.

tally’ing the dates….

if she left last July, 16, 2013 and starts taping this coming March, 2014

she’s had an 8 month break.

plenty of time… to have that “baby”

LOL

I still cannot believe our good fortune!

with two heavy weights back on our screens…..

Eileen Davidson… and Kassie DePaiva

I hope these two click and have at it… the fiesty Donovan Women befriend Kristen… and these three… Kristen, Eve, and Theresa…. pool their all that and lay waste in Salem

I say this cause… I was always “weary” for Kristen…. always hated by the whole lot in Salem…

this time around… it’s her cake and eat it too!

Maybe Eve and Brady will become a couple…would love to see Kassie and Eileen in fight scenes together…

This doesn’t surprise me at all. Davidson said she would love to return to DAYS if the opportunity were right… The arc must be good for her! It is probably a short term contract, but hey I will take Kristen in small doses if that is all that I can get of her. She has made no secret that she enjoys both Sony Soaps DAYS and Y&R! So her back and forth is not plagued with a hidden meaning. I am not really into Y&R, haven’t been in some time. That being said, I much prefer her as Kristen. She is noticeable on DAYS and is given amazing material that help her to deliver award winning performances. I have to say DAYS writing is my favorite on daytime. If nothing else they deserve Outstanding Writing for a Daytime Drama this year!

that is so very well said:

“…So her back and forth is not plagued with a hidden meaning.”

at this point… it’s all for one and one for all…..

whatever it takes to keep these 4 Serials – Alive and prospering

she’s so good at all this

FANTASTIC! I just hope it’s not a driveby. Wait till Brady sees her. Wowser! Fireworks.

This is such awesome news! I”m so happy about her returning to a soap….in my heart I wish it was YR but Kristen is at this point a better written role. Congrats to Days for being the best soap on television!
Days is on FIRE right now with Kristen returning to do more damage is what a soaps do best and Days is so balanced in stories right now, with mixture of fun, romance, mystery, backstabbing, current social stories with drugs, alcohol abuse, featuring all vets in the forefront using the church and adding religion along with bratty children Ciara!

Compared to mess at YR right now this was a better choice for Eileen and who could blame her for choosing Days.

I hope Jean’s new material on YR she’s helping finishing up on the mess of JoshShelley’s will be better. I for one enjoyed Jean’s most of the material on ATWT when she was with Hogan and then as HW. I know this isn’t fashionable but hey I did like most stories. I thought she did a wonderful with LukeNoah coming out stories, loved how she wrote BarbaraEmily rival, she tapped in great with CarJack, HoldenLily, MikeJennifer, MikeKatie, she knows how to write couples well. She wrote for the vets, did Lucinda’s cancer, Bob’s health scare & how she kept a story between fathersons wBobChris, keep Nancy around she kept levity in stories with HenryKatie, HenryEmily, she did some entertaining stories. I have hope she can fix YR, give some balance to YR, not so much of the 3 D’s….dread, depression, doom but she has the over the hill JFP so probably not happening.

Fantastic news. It’s going to be fantastic with Eileen and Kassie.

I knew Eileen would return to DAYS. It’s a much stronger role for her to dig her teeth into, and the writers know how to write for her talents as an actress. I hope this isn’t a temporary return, either. I respect her for leaving to spend time with her family, but the canvas is deeply missing Kristen Blake! I need more of her!

I absolutely agree with you, Scott!

I seriously cannot wait to see Eileen Davidson back as my favorite DAYS character, Kristen Dimera! I absolutely love Eileen as Kristin! I was very sad to see her go! The show is not the same. Eileen is just as talented as she is beautiful! I hope she stays on for a long time to come!

They will build her up cause of Ali’s departure and I have a feeling James Scott will be leaving too!

They should have her return as Susan Banks… because Kristen is now an outcast after the Father Eric scandal. It can then be revealed that it is actually Kristen disguised as Susan and that would make for a great story line. Kristen can still be evil behind the scenes but be on the inside as Susan. That would be great TV!

Phenomenal!!!!!! 🙂

I can’t wait. One of my most favorite characters in Days since I began watching in l966. She is fantastic and what an actress!!!! I’ll be counting the Days till she returns.

Great news !!!!!!!!! now hoping for a good story line for my favorite EJ !!!!!!!!

Love that she is coming back! I was bummed when she left…cant wait to see what she has up her sleeve, I love to hate her lol!

so done with kristen…time for marlena to give her her just desserts…hopefully they can do that in 2 months..how about a triangle with roman, john and marlena…so much history…love runs both ways…the perfect set up!

I like Kristen on the show I think she should get back with Brady love them two together and I thinkthat jen and dDaniel should get married to much on and off with them two gets annoying to the point you dont want to watch the show . And I like to see Abigail and EJ toether Sammy needs to get what’s coming to her.

No way should Abigail and EJ be together. Shes a little homewrecker. Sami and EJ should run away together with their kids and live happiely ever after. im Glad Kristen is back but think she should be nice. Show has enough evil between Theresa and Anne.

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Chrishell Stause to Guest Star on Amazon Freevee’s ‘Neighbours’ in New Soap Role

Look. who’s returning to the soaps but this time down under? Chrishell Stause, who before the reality-series Selling Sunset found notoriety on daytime dramas, is set to play a new guest role on the iconic Australian soap, Neighbours.

Stause will play a new character, Yasmine Shields, who is said to be,”a glamorous and successful businesswoman in pursuit of an exciting new opportunity.” Chrishell will make her way to Australia and start filming in July.

Neighbours releases new episodes Monday-Thursday, at 7 a.m. BST, on Amazon Freevee in the UK and the U.S.  Stause is joining the show at the right time as it just received its first Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Drama Series at the upcoming 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

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In a statement, the former All My Children, Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless star, expressed, “I am honored and excited to join such a beloved and iconic show.  Coming from the world of soaps in the U.S., it’s back to my first love in the entertainment industry. They pitched me an idea for a character, and I was immediately excited to figure out a way to make it happen. Ramsay Street here I come!”

Neighbours Executive Producer Jason Herbison said on the casting news, “We are thrilled to welcome Chrishell to the cast of Neighbours. We created a character especially for her and we can’t wait for her to bring the storyline alive. Expect intrigue and surprises – and many implications for the residents of Ramsay Street.”

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As fans know, Stause married her partner, Australian musician G Flip back in 2022, so now she has additional roots on the continent.

Previously on the soaps, Chrishell played the role of Amanda Dillon on All My Children (2005-2011), Bethany Bryant on The Young and Restless (2016) and Jordan Ridgeway on Days of our Lives (2013-2015; and make returns in: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2023).

Since leaving the American daytime soaps, Chrishell has received an MTV TV & Movie Award ‘Best Reality Star’ and a People’s Choice nomination for ‘Favorite Reality Star’ for her appearance in Selling Sunset. In 2023 she was recognized by Variety as one of the ‘40 Most Powerful Women in Reality TV’ and by Us Weekly as one of the ‘Top 10 Reality Stars of the Year.’

In February 2022, she released her debut memoir, Under Construction: Because Living My Best Life Took a Little Work. Chrishell is committed to philanthropic endeavors and is a vocal advocate for LGBTQIA+ rights.

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The continuation of the long-running series, Neighbours, is about the lives, loves, and challenges of the residents on Ramsay Street in Erinsborough, Australia, a fictional suburb of Melbourne—picked up two years after the finale in 2022, which was watched by millions of adoring fans.

As well as on Amazon Freevee in the U.S and UK as mentioned above, Neighbours streams on Prime Video in Canada, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. Australia’s Network 10 will retain first-run rights in Australia for the new chapter of the series. Previous seasons of Neighbours, as well as over 100 iconic episodes, are currently available to stream on Amazon Freevee.

So, what do you think about Chrishell Stause returning to the soaps with a role on Neighbours? Comment below.

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Ron Carlivati Reveals When Days of our Lives Episodes From His Head Writing Regime Resume Streaming

Days of our Lives viewers have not been watching material from head writer Ron Carlivati and his writing team for many months. Well, things are about to change.

Circle this Friday, May 31st when the first new script from Carlivati and company will stream on the Peacock soap opera. If you recall, Carlivati had to step away from the writing gig at DAYS due to the writer’s strike, but because the soap tapes at least seven months ahead of air, it is only now that fans will see how the stories shift or finish out that were started by Carlivati.

According to Ron’s conversation with TV Insider, when Carlivati and his team resumed writing the show in late October of 2023, the stories were already written well into 2024. Carlivati explained, “For me, as of us talking right now, the (replacement writers’ material) is still airing, so that has been very tough. I’m just very anxious and eager for our stuff to start airing again.”

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Ron explained before the writer’s strike, he and his scribes had written up through the 2023 Thanksgiving episodes. Speaking on how the replacement writers tried to handle stepping in for the regular team, Ron expressed, “I think what they tried to do was move things slowly in the hopes that the strike would end and respect where my storylines were so that I could play them off when we came back. Unfortunately, the strike dragged on, so I understand that the show needed to make story decisions.”

The award-winning writer made clear that, “from January to May (2024), those were not my stories. I had nothing to do with those.”

Having lived through a writer’s strike before (when he was at One Life to Live in 2008), Carlivati explained how he dealt with coming back and adjusting the stories including that the plan was to, “blow things up, jettison anything that I did not like, and get back to a show that I understand and can enjoy and tell. ”

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Look for a Carlivati-style ‘wink-wink’ on Friday’s episode. As he puts it, “I did want to make it clear that this was the line of demarcation, that the writers were back and there was a change happening. We have a little nod or two to what was going on in the first day and I think it will be very obvious and clear to the savvy viewer. Luckily, story-wise, certain things were coming to a head already.”

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Stay tuned for how Ron resolves a Sloan and Nicole showdown, how Eric will find out he is Jude’s true baby daddy, what happens when the new Gabi returns from Salem from out of the slammer, the Maggie/Konstantin wedding, payback time for Theresa and more.

In addition, and as previously reported, when Carlivati returned, he crafted the series 15,000th episode which is set to air in early December, and will also pay tribute to the late Bill Hayes with the passing of his on-screen beloved character, Doug Williams.

So, glad to know Ron and his team’s material will start to reveal itself this Friday and moving forward on DAYS? Comment below.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Eric Says Goodbye to Baby Jude

The Monday, May 27th of Peacock’s Days of our Lives, picked right back up for the emotional payoff of Nicole (Arianne Zucker) finally getting her biological son, Jude, back in her arms and learning it from Eric (Greg Vaughan).

As the episode began, Eric (with Jude in tow) is at the front door of the DiMera mansion. Eric recounts Sloan’s (Jessica Serfaty) confession. Nicole (Arianne Zucker) says she knew from the first time she held Jude that this was her child. She says a parent knows deep in their soul. Eric looks at her with tears in his eyes, as he thinks Jude is now EJ’s (Dan Feuerriegel) biological son. That’s a lie into itself and EJ is covering the truth of that along with Sloan.

Eric goes on to explain that Sloan even rigged the DNA results, telling the couple that they can check for themselves with a new DNA test, but this is their baby. Once inside the living room, Eric apologizes to Nicole for what Sloan put her though. Nicole says EJ was a victim too.  She turns to EJ and insists that Sloan be arrested. He tells her there is plenty of time for that. She reiterates, “That bitch stole my baby!” But, EJ is not about to do anything about it.

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Eric vows he will make Sloan pay for all of her lies and deceit. Nicole asks Eric if he would like to hold Jude one more time before he leaves. Eric tells Jude he will love him more than he will ever know.

As tears stream down his face, he returns Jude to Nicole. She tells he can come over anytime to see the baby. Eric thinks it’s best for Jude to bond with his new family. Holly (Ashley Puzemis) comes in on all this and is filled-in on Jude’s “parentage.” Outside, Eric continues to falls apart.

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However, after getting a call from Rafe (Galen Gering), they meet outside Eric’s apartment door. When they enter, the place is a torn up and there is no sign of Sloan. All that they find is a necklace, Eric gave her for Mother’s Day.Eric realized she took off, knowing she could be caught for her crimes. Meanwhile, back the DiMeras, an overcome Nicole is in tears that she actually has her baby back.

Now, what? Will EJ try to bond with Jude or not bond with Jude since he is knows Eric is the biological father? Will Sloan eventually get arrested? What did you think of the performance of Greg Vaughan and Arianne Zucker? Let us know via the comment section below. 

But first, in case you missed it, check out the Michael Fairman Channel’s conversation with the Ari and Greg  from five months back where they talk about the baby switch storyline and more.

 

 

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