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Eileen Davidson back to 'Young and the Restless'

Did 'Days of Our Lives' let the vixen return to her CBS stomping grounds?

By TVDeeva Deanna Barnert Feb 19, 2013 4:20PM


Eileen Davidson has been causing tons of sexy trouble on "Days of Our Lives" since returning as Kristen. Now, the soap hopper is back playing Ashley on "The Young and the Restless," no doubt in connection to the soap's big 40th Anniversary, which is Tuesday, March 26. Is Davidson doing double duty? 

"BIG Welcome Back2 @eileen_davidson!" tweeted Angelica McDaniel, Senior Vice President, CBS Daytime, along with the above photo. posted a few more shots from Davidson's day on set, including one of Davidson with Peter Bergman (Jack) and Michelle Stafford (Phyllis). So far, however, there's been no official explanation for how Davidson's big return is coming together. Cross-network sharing is just about unheard of in daytime soaps, but sister shows "The Young and the Restless" and "Days of Our Lives" are both owned by Sony Pictures Television.

While CBS and NBC aren't talking yet, word is "Days of Our Lives' loaned Davidson back to "The Young and the Restless" just for the big 40th anniversary. That could mean a one episode appearance or a handful of special episodes airing around March 26.

As "The Young and the Restless" fans know, Ashley's daughter Abby just returned to Genoa City, so the visit could be of a maternal nature. Big brother Jack has also been having a rough time, lately. Though he's clean and sober now, he could definitely use some support from his sister, not to mention a dose of her tough love! 

When Davidson first returned to "Days of Our Lives" last fall, there were actually rumors she'd be doing double duty on both shows. In the end, Ashley left Genoa City before Kristen showed up in Salem, but Davidson told MSN TV that she'd definitely consider doing double duty.

"I have great fondness for both shows, clearly, and I'd always be happy to work at both places," she said back in October. "I have no issue with that whatsoever."

"The Young and the Restless" airs weekdays on CBS. "Days of Our Lives" airs weekdays on NBC.

Feb 22, 2013 6:59AM
I'm not ok with women doing it either!  I have a brother-in-law and a former sister-in-law who are gay.  We all get together and have a great time.  And I love them dearly!  When I found out that my bro-in-law was gay,I had to let other people know.  Why?  Because I don't want people gay bashing at my social events. 
Ron White: "All men are gay, and I can prove it."
Feb 20, 2013 1:02PM
Doing "double-duty" soap swapping must not be too hard because Wally Kurth "Justin Kiriakis" on Days of Our Lives has been playing his old role of "Ned Ashton" on General Hospital. Maybe Days of Our Lives just wants to keep their actors/actresses happy so they will stay where they are for a while.

"gays kissing is disgusting"

"the other is abnormal, unhealty, revolting"

"raging gay story line"

"homosexual sodomizing storyline"


ROFLMAO! Can.....not.....breathe.....

What a bunch of homophobes. Mark IS right.


The last quote is especially funny because we all know that "straight" men NEVER want a**l from their women, do they?   ;-)

Feb 20, 2013 12:15PM
My wife watches both of the CBS soaps (Y&R and B&B).  I remember as a kid that my mom watched DOOL and the other soaps on NBC, which are long gone now.  I cannot comment on ABCs GH (never seen it) or DOOL (haven't seen it in years).  Y&R is good, but B&B has a MAJOR PROBLEM: the triangle romance with Liam, Stepffie, and Hope!  This g@##^>< storyline has been on now for at least 2 years, and I'm so sick of it!!!  It needs to be RESOLVED now!!!  My take:  bring in 2 new guys, one marries Hope, tho other marries Stepffie, and have Liam find a new woman!
Feb 20, 2013 11:56AM
BigBadBaldBallsBilly loves his stories!
Feb 20, 2013 11:40AM
i hope this means she's off days now !
Feb 20, 2013 11:33AM
Bring back 'Larry Welch' and let him really turn Salem upside down!! He always was so good at making everybody crazy. Hope needs to be hooked up with Larry now that Bo is would be a great story line and make for great ratings!!  " He's baaaack!!".
Feb 20, 2013 11:07AM
I am not a fan of kristsen and she does look too old for Brady. and I am not a fan of the gay storyline. they can leave the guys kissing out!! lots of my friends have quit watching because of it. I used to watch all the time, but now its hit or miss. The only thing I really like in this soap is EJ. Hes a good actor, and Hes gorgeous. I want him to find some true happiness for a change. I mean cant something work out for someone in this soap!!!
Feb 20, 2013 10:47AM
Very bad move to bring her back. The character is terrible, and this woman looks like a man in drag. Years ago, there was actually a very persistent rumor that she was a transgender. Her acting is terrible, and she is very hard to look at. At least they got rid of that no-talent fright Lisa Rinna!  And, yes, DOOL has to ditch the raging gay storyline. The kicker is, they did it even though the viewers did not want it. DOOL caved to the agenda of the gay activist groups. The storyline is actually sickening. I know a lot of people who would at least keep tabs on the show, and look in from time to time, but until the gay storyline is done and gone, they won't have anything to do with the show. I have no desire to waste my time on an over-blown, unrealistic, raging gay story line that the viewers did not want in the first place.
Feb 20, 2013 10:17AM
I accept gay people for who they are.  But DOOL is ridiculous when it comes to Sonny and Will.  YUCK!!   Enough is enough!!!
Feb 20, 2013 10:11AM
We halfway watch DOOL during our lunch hour at work.  (When we don't have anything better to talk about)  It's getting monotonous.  And the commercials... omg... ten in a row at times.  It's ludicrous.  Seriously NBC... are you THAT hard up??
Feb 20, 2013 10:06AM

At least on Days...she really gets to act and use her talents.  I watch both shows and on some, all they do is sip coffee and gets boring for the actors and the viewers!


Feb 20, 2013 9:54AM
mspiggy.. Where are you at.. Priest's CAN'T MARRY.. That is the Decon's that help the priest with the mass. Is the POPE married. THINK NOT... The whole show needs a complete make over or that will be the next to bite the dust. I grew up watching Soaps with my late mother. Me getting ready to turn 60 in April. Now all but what 4 left. I DON'T like all the talk shows either. Same old daytime TV. BORING...
Feb 20, 2013 9:51AM
I sure hope her return to Y&R is TEMPORARY! I would have liked her more had she forgiven Tucker and worked on the marriage..together they could have been a powerful twosome..It would have been interesting to see them go up against Victor in the business world..But noooo..instead the writers turned her into a sniveling shell of what she once was.
Feb 20, 2013 9:50AM
I just stopped watching DOOL.. I LOVED Guilding Light and As the World Turns.. Now they are off 've been watching DOOL for quite a few years maybe longer and the story lines are the same just switch the characters and give them the story line from one before. That Kristin thing STUPID, so is Chole and Daniel and Jennifer. WHY DID THEY KILL OFF JACK... SAMMI... THAT IS THE MOST STUPID OF ALL. First she wants Rafe back then they fight over Gabbie and Will. YEA THAT STORYLINE HAS TO GO TOO. I agree with the one comment below on that. Especially that one bed scene with him and Sunny after doing it... SORRY YUCK. I know that doesn't sound right but come on..Oh that with Sammi is the worst of all and now back with EJ and a couple years ago she shot him in the head because he stole their daughter and made Sammi believe she was dead and last KATE and now Rafe.. GET RID OF HER.. SAME OLD STUFF.. I stopped watching it...
Feb 20, 2013 9:00AM
After As The World Turns went off the air, I quit watching soaps.
Feb 20, 2013 8:57AM
I can't wait to see Ashley back in Genoa City! Jack has needed the support of his sister for some time now. I think that Jack and Ashley are the most well written brother and sister on daytime. Peter and Eileen work very well together and I look foward to their scenes.
Feb 20, 2013 5:41AM
I've watched DOOL for Years   I'd Like to see  Brady hit the road ( how could one man, Be So DUMB  and BLIND  it  gives men, a bad name ) let  him and Chloe hook Up and hit the road out of Salem....  I Like seeing Kristen on there again, I'd Like to see  EJ's Mother too ,  I hope that  will & Sonny  stay together (  BUT  have their Ups And Downs like any couple would have.... I hope John  leaves  for Good  ( can't stand the over acting of A Studly Man type  He reminded me Of  Lee Majors In the Six million dollar Man) Days has come along way  
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