— Are things starting to get back on track over at The Young and the Restless? Last week Soap Opera Digest reported that Eileen Davidson had signed an exclusive deal to return to the CBS soap as Ashley Abbott beginning this September – while she’ll also be appearing on Days of our Lives as Kristen DiMera. “They had been reaching out for quite a while and wondering what I wanted, so the deal we made suits my life very well. I’m really happy. I’ve put in a lot of years in this medium, which I don’t take for granted, so I’m very grateful,” the actress told the magazine in a statement they posted online.
Davidson, who won the Emmy Award on Sunday night for Outstanding Lead Actress for her role as Kristen on Days of our Lives, told the Daytime Emmy Awards press room that she has worked out a deal with Sony that would allow her to have outs to appear on NBC’s soap (which Sony also produces).
CBS Daytime Senior Vice-President teased to Daytime Confidential that Ashley’s return to Y&R will include a “substantial” business storyline involving Jack (Peter Bergman) and Jabot.
— Speaking of the Daytime Emmys, be sure to check out The TV Watercooler’s complete coverage which features a list of winners, photos from the red carpet and backstage, as well as a video to re-watch the awards ceremony.
— Robin’s coming back to Port Charles! Kimberly McCullough will return to General Hospital this summer. Look for the Robin’s return to be a short visit…will she be coming back alone, or with a new Jason?
— Congratulations to Y&R’s Robert Adamson (Noah) and The Bold and the Beautiful’s Lindsey Godfrey (Caroline) – the real-life soap couple welcomed their first daughter on June 12, daughter Aleda Seren Adamson.
— Here’s some scoop coming up this week on Days of our Lives! Look for Eve (Kassie DePaiva) to show up on Jennifer’s (Melissa Reeves) doorstep on today’s episode. Jen will think that her former high school rival is still bitter over their high school crush Frankie Brady, but Eve informs her that she’s there to talk to her about their mutual ex-husband, Jack!
Eve drops a bombshell on Jennifer, that when she signed Jack’s annulment agreement, they also signed a document which states that Eve would get half of whatever earnings Jack would make from long-form writing, which would include his book about his time in Afghanistan.
What’s coming up:
The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS/CTV Two): Rick makes a confession.
Quinn proposes a partnership to Deacon. Thorne wonders about Oliver’s intentions. Maya opens up to Oliver about a past regret. Ridge takes a significant step in moving forward with his life. Liam and Quinn’s rivalry reaches epic proportions. Wyatt is shocked about his mother’s dedication. Rick’s plans take an unexpected detour. Wyatt talks to Deacon about Hope. Bill and Justin conspire to keep the truth about Ridge’s “accident” a secret. Rick makes a confession to Caroline, which prompts her to face off with Maya.
Coronation Street (CBC/Hulu):
Steve and Michelle look to the future. Sally reluctantly shows off her engagement ring. Owen vents his pent up anger at Gary. Tina’s mother, Ann, arrives. Jenna’s disappointed when Lloyd wants to take Andrea on holiday. Todd persuades Marcus to buy a car.
Note: CBC will air the special Coronation Street: Farewell Tina on Friday, June 27 at 7 p.m, a tribute to actress Michelle Keegan who exits the role of Tina McIntyre. Another special, Gail & Me: 40 Years on Coronation Street will take a look at Helen Worth, who celebrates 40 years of playing Gail McIntyre.
Days of our Lives (NBC/Global): Jennifer vs. Eve!
Jennifer comes face to face with Eve. EJ chooses a best man. Brady gets help from Maggie. EJ invites an unexpected guest to the wedding. Kate gets a lead on Jordan’s past. Brady falls deeper under Theresa’s spell. Daniel lashes out at Nicole for not helping Eric. Kate travels to the Ozarks to meet a man who knows Jordan.
General Hospital (ABC/City): Sam gets a lead on Patrick’s accident.
Maxie is angry about Nathan’s suspicions of Levi. Silas races to help Nina. Spencer asks Sonny for help. Josslyn encourages Franco to get a new job. Carly tells Sonny that Franco feels threatened by their bond. Anna catches Nathan and Levi arguing about Maxie. Ava taunts Sonny. Sam doubts Nina. Dr. Obrecht has a plot for Britt. Tracy tries to get back into ELQ. Sam makes a shocking discovery about Patrick and Sabrina’s car accident. Michael, Morgan and Kiki begin renovating the brownstone. Franco finds Sonny and Carly embracing.
Note: Car expert Duncan Hursley, who is the grandson of General Hospital creators Frank & Doris Hursley will appear as a mechanic on the Friday, June 27th episode. TV Guide’s got a great interview.
The Young and the Restless (CBS/Global): Nikki tells Paul that Dylan is their son!
Devon considers his next move as Neil and Hilary’s wedding day approaches. Colin’s plot to outsmart Jill turns disastrous. Jack witnesses a close moment between Stitch and Kelly. Summer vows to stand by Austin. Nick and Victor are forced to work together. Christine struggles to keep troubling information from Paul. Jack confides in Traci. Summer reaches out to Phyllis. Nikki tells Paul that Dylan is their son.