After appearing on CBS' "The Young and the Restless" for the past couple of years in a somewhat recurring capacity, actress Eileen Davidson has signed a contract with the Sony Pictures Television produced soap, which guarantees fans will be seeing a lot more of Ashley Abbott on a more consistent basis.
Starting today, June 16 and running through Friday, June 27, viewers of CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" can win an exclusive tour of key landmarks where the daytime drama has shot on location in Southern California, plus the opportunity to mingle with cast members at a special luncheon.
Ratings Report for the Week of June 2-6, 2014
When word had it that Cameron Mathison (ex-Ryan Lavery, "All My Children") had been spotted on the set of CBS' "The Young and the Restless" in late April, the rumor mill immediately lit up with speculation that the actor had secretly met with show producers and had signed on to portray the contract role of Adam Newman (previously portrayed by Michael Muhney). Earlier today, Mathison took to Twitter to clear up said rumors while visiting Israel for a friend's wedding.
As is the case for almost all of the awards shows these days, "The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" will include an online only voting component where fans are given the ability to vote on the first ever Fan Favorite Award.
On Monday, June 16, Michael Saucedo returns to ABC's "General Hospital" as Juan Santiago, who is back in Port Charles to support his cousin, Sabrina Santiago (Teresa Castillo), during her hour of need. You'll recall that Sabrina's baby with Patrick Drake (Jason Thompson), Gabriel Drake Santiago, died last week following the hit -and-run car accident that forced the early delivery of the child in late April.
She hosted her own talk show on Bravo last year and she's co-hosted CNN's New Year's Eve countdown presentation alongside Anderson Cooper over the last couple of years, but it's her signing on as host of "The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" that promises to be one of the most memorable acts by comedian, actress, writer and producer, Kathy Griffin. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced today that Griffin will host daytime's biggest night for the first time on Sunday, June 22.
Rumors of Billy Miller (ex-Billy Abbott, "The Young and the Restless") joining the cast of ABC's "General Hospital" have been out there almost as long as rumors of Michelle Stafford (ex-Phyllis Summers, "Y&R") joining the daytime drama series had been, but sometimes rumors turn out to have major truth to them, especially with Stafford recently joining the cast in the contract role of Nina Clay. Earlier this evening, TV Guide's Michael Logan tweeted, "Billy Miller. General Hospital. Done deal? This is what I'm hearing."
When a fan commented on a recent update of the "General Hospital" opening sequence featuring the inclusion of Michelle Stafford (Nina Clay), Nathan Varni, Manager, Current Series, ABC, responded to the viewer with news that there will be multiple new openings showcasing the talented cast of the daytime drama series in the near future. If you're wondering how soon that'll be, a representative for the soap tells Soap Opera Network, "Viewers will start seeing the new openings in early July."
For the week of June 2-6, 2014, ABC's "General Hospital" ranked as the week’s #1 program in daytime among Women 18-49 (680,000/1.1 rating – tied on rating) and placed an ultra-competitive #2 in Women 25-54 (909,000/1.5 rating), rising to 8-week highs in the target demos – since week of 4/7/14, per Nielsen Media Research ratings data.