On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens and Jillian Bowe debate the latest All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless headlines and storylines, including:
Eileen Davidson has decided to leave Days of Our Lives to spend time with her family. Should Davidson return to The Young and the Restless as Ashley Abbott ,or should she wait until it’s in better shape? If Davidson does return to Y&R,should she demand to see a full-fledged storyline projection first, so she doesn’t end up like Melody Thomas Scott and Eric Braeden?
Who will fill Kristen’s bad girl stilettos when Davidson splits Salem? Teresa continues to drive Jennifer crazy on Days of Our Lives.
Luke wouldn’t mind having a Time Warner Cable blackout, if it means not having to watch last week’s painful The Young and the Restless. Adam was accused of rape by Lucky Charms. Does anyone care about Neil’s mystery? Chelsea gives birth. Why is Abby in such lame corporate storylines? No one wants to see the character of Carmine destroyed. Sharon has her eye on ex-hubby Nick.
William deVry is Julian Jerome on General Hospital. Is deVry age-appropriate for the role? Julian has connections all over the canvas, from Sam to the much missed Lucas. Is Ava a mob assassin? Holly and Luke hold up a bank. READ MORE
Did a demon jump back into Dr. Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall) when we weren't looking? This week on Days of Our Lives, Doc tries to wring Kristen DiMera's (Eileen Davidson) neck, like one of the chickens my Daddy used to raise back home in Texas. Meanwhile, Kiki also squares off against Nicole (Arianne Zucker). Watch this week's DAYS promo after the jump! READ MORE
Is Days of Our Lives' intense production schedule to blame for one of the soap's most popular stars ever exiting the serial? It sure seems that way, after reading Eileen Davidson's exit interview with TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan. Here's a snippet:
TV Guide Magazine: Why couldn't they consolidate all your scenes to, say, two days a week? You're gold. You are the reason to watch Days. Steve Burton has 20 days a month off at Y&R. Why couldn't Sony, which oversees both soaps, work a similar deal?
Davidson: It's just not feasible. At Days they work around other people like that and I have no bad feelings about it, but that's just not me. I don't want to keep the show from doing what it needs to do in order to stay on the air. And you can't put Kristen on the back burner because then there's no point to her. She's always got that foot on the pedal, and that's exhausting. Even when we were dark one week a month, I'd go home with 10 scripts. I was driving my son to school or taking him on outings, and always had scripts with me in the car. My stepsons are both going to be in college, as of this year, and I've been watching their lives fly by because I am at work. I needed to get off the train for a minute.
Should The Young and the Restless fans be holding out hope that Eileen Davidson's exit from Days of Our Lives, means Ashley Abbott might return to Genoa City? The striking talent took to her Facebook page to speak out on her shocking move to leave behind the game-changing role of Kristen Blake DiMera once again. Davidson posted:
I knew Monday's episode of Days of Our Lives was going to be good when it opened with Kristen (Eileen Davidson) saying “Bless me Father, for I have sinned”, as practically everyone in Salem watched her with concern. She told the Bishop what she had to say would impact everyone in the room, and involved Eric (Greg Vaughan).
However, before Kristen made her reveal, Victor (John Aniston) and Maggie (Suzanne Rogers) interrupted. Kristen tried to cut into the conversation, but Brady (Eric Martsolf) stopped her by saying he had something to tell her that could change everything. READ MORE