Soap News: Eileen Davidson back to Y&R, Michelle Stafford on her exit, Plus: B&B schedule update
Get a recap of this past week's biggest soap stories, including which 80s star is returning to DAYS, the return of Ashley Abbott on Y&R and Michelle Stafford speaks out about her favourite Y&R memories. Plus: B&B programming note for Canadian viewers.
-- That was close! Teen Mom “star” Farrah Abraham will not be appearing on DAYS as a hooker named Destiny.
-- Charles Shaughnessy (Shane) will return to DAYS this November for a limited run alongside Patsy Pease (Kimberly). Shane and Kimberly were one of the big 80s super couples on the soap and are parents to troublemaker Theresa (aka Jeannie) played by Jen Lilley.
-- Wondering what will happen to Sabrina once Robin resurfaces and claims Patrick? Well, General Hospital has announced that Jeffrey Vincent Parise has been cast as Carlos – a man from Sabrina’s tied who also has ties to the mob. Could he be an ex-boyfriend or a family member?
-- Look for Heather Mattson to reprise the role of Heather Webber later this month. The actress will air on Monday, September 16 and Tuesday, September 17.
-- Good news for those who relied on the Canadian feeds or digital and On Demand rights to The Bold and the Beautiful. Look for B&B to begin airing exclusively on CTV Two instead of the main network, CTV, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 3rd. Speculation of CTV dropping the show altogether came into question this past June when the soap was noticeably absent from both the CTV and CTV Two (where it also aired at 12:30 p.m.) schedules. CTV Two will drop the 12:30 airing and will air the show in simulcast at 1:30 p.m. with CBS (will air at 12:30 p.m. AT/PT).
-- Michelle Stafford (ex-Phyllis, The Young and the Restless) spoke to us about launching her new web series, The Stafford Project and her Y&R exit. Check it out here. She also discussed some of her favourite moments from Y&R, here's an excerpt:
Can you share some of your favourite storylines or memories of playing Phyllis?
Oh my gosh! There are so many… I loved all the stuff with Dr. Tim Reid [played by Austin Lustig]. I loved that. That was so much fun, man! [Creator and writer] Bill Bell was such a genius. That was really fun, all of that – I loved that Phyllis. The one that was getting into trouble. I loved the Phyllis who was crazy. It was really fun to play. I also loved the whole storyline with Joshua Morrow where Phyllis and Nick were having an affair. I thought that was really great to play as well. We had never worked together before, and then the writers saw the chemistry and really wrote for it. I love it, I thought it was great. Those two things really stuck out for me.
All My Children (Hulu/iTunes): Season Finale
Cara has to protect her son, no matter what. Jesse receives a call which leads him to believe that his family is (still) in danger. Someone from Zack's past reappears. Dixie becomes attracted to Anders. Brooke faces temptation regarding Dimitri.
The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS/CTV Two): Quinn and Wyatt reconnect.
Liam tells Bill not to regret his decision for pushing Wyatt away. Maya seeks support from Carter. Quinn and Wyatt share a bittersweet moment. Wyatt later steals a kiss from Hope. Brooke hopes to redeem herself. Forrester Creations makes a new alliance. Note: No show on Friday, September 6.
Coronation Street (CBC): Kylie goes into labour.
Lloyd is threatened. Michelle and Carla are upset by Peter's idea. Tina begins working at the Bistro. Katy and Chesney reminisce about old times. Eileen makes a decision. Leanne stays by Nick's bedside. Tina confronts David. Chesney and Tyrone have a conversation. Sally's laid-back approach surprises Tim. Tina refuses to lie for David. Kylie goes into labour.
Days of our Lives (NBC/Global): JJ is arrested.
Nicole surprises Marlena with an unexpected proposal. Caroline speaks her mind with Nick. Sonny and Gabi argue about Nick. Abigail tries to help Daniel and Jennifer. Adrienne finds information that could help Sami's case. Eric has trouble shaking his feelings about the night at the hotel. JJ gets arrested. Justin confronts EJ for putting money in Bernardi's kid's account. Kristen reacts to an idea of Brady's. Theresa and Abigail fight.
General Hospital (ABC/City): AJ's arraignment begins.
Patrick demands to know the name of Britt's baby's father. Morgan finds a gun. Sam wants leave her kiss with Silas in the past, but he believes that they have a connection. Britt comes clean to Nikolas. Olivia gives Morgan some advice about his situation with Michael. AJ's arraignment begins. Carly offers Elizabeth a warning about AJ. Patrick tells Emma about Britt's baby. Olivia has a vision about Sonny. Dante is led to believe that Sonny has been hospitalized. Nikolas confronts Brad.
One Life to Live (Hulu/iTunes): On Hiatus
One Life to Live is on hiatus for a while. Prospect Park assures that there’s a new season coming.
The Young and the Restless (CBS/Global): Remembering Kay
Friends and family continue to remember Katherine. Jill looks back at her history with Katherine. Shocking information turns Adam's world upside down as Chelsea vows to do right by Connor. Cane and Lily's plan against Hilary takes an unexpected turn. Note: Y&R is pre-empted in Canada on Thursday, Sept. 5; returns on Friday. The show will be pre-empted on CBS in the U.S. on Friday, will return on Monday.
-- Jeevan Brar