The Young and the Restless Mast Head by Soap Opera Network
Paul Skipper/JPI Studios

Paul Skipper/JPI Studios

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.

“They has [sic] been reaching out for quite a while and wondering what I wanted, so the deal we made suits my life very well,” Davidson told Soap Opera Digest of her signing on. “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.”

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The Bold and the Beautiful Mast Head by Soap Opera Network
Bell-Phillip Television Production/CBS

Bell-Phillip Television Production/CBS

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.

The sweepstakes is based on CBS.com’s “The Bold and the Beautiful On Location” feature, an interactive tour to 22 locations throughout Southern California where the iconic show has shot some of its most memorable scenes.

ALSO READ: ‘B&B’ and CBS Give Fans a Digital Tour of Show’s Southern California Filming Locations

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ABC Studios

ABC Studios

Shandon Youngclause Photography

Shandon Youngclause Photography

ABC Studios has extended the cast option for its ABC pilot, “Clementine,” which features “The Young and the Restless’” McKenna Grace (ex-Faith Newman) and Kevin Alejandro (“Ugly Betty”), reports Deadline.

While ABC opted not to give a series order to the pilot last month, when the network announced its new and returning series for the 2014-2015 television season as part of its upfront presentation, the online trade says that the studio behind the project didn’t want to lose the talented cast whose options were set to expire at the end of this month. The pilot also starred Sarah Snook, Mykelti Williamson, David StrathairnEdwin Hodge, Kathleen Munroe and Nick Gehlfuss.

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Bell-Phillip Television Productions (Top); Disney/ABC Television Group (Bottom)

Bell-Phillip Television Productions; Disney/ABC Television Group

Ratings Report for the Week of June 2-6, 2014

NOTE: Please do not copy and paste the entire ratings.  Thank you.

NOTE: Days of Our Lives did not air on Thursday and Friday due to French Open Tennis.

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,319,000 (+109,000/-170,000)
2. B&B 3,534,000 (+93,000/+95,000)
3. GH 3,115,000 (+234,000/+647,000)
4. DAYS 2,464,000 (+83,000/+80,000)

Households
1. Y&R 3.2/11 (+.1/same)
2. B&B 2.6/9 (+.1/+.1)
3. GH 2.3/8 (+.1/+.4)
4. DAYS 1.8/6 (same/-.1)

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The Young and the Restless Mast Head by Soap Opera Network
Donna Svennevik/ABC

Donna Svennevik/ABC

Sean Smith/JPI Studios

Sean Smith/JPI Studios

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.

“Just to clear up some rumors… There is absolutely NO indication that I am going to ‘Y&R’ to play Adam Newman,” Mathison tweeted. He added, “Thanks for all the support tho.”

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The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

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.

“They’ve dominated on set, on screen and on social. They tweet, post, hashtag, selfie and keep it real! Now it’s time to give them the props they deserve!” reads the description of the award, which fans can vote on now through the conclusion of the Daytime Emmy Awards telecast on Sunday, June 22 via the official Facebook page of the Daytime Emmy Awards.

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The Bombshell That Will Change Their Lives Forever

CBS

CBS

After getting shot on last week’s “The Young and the Restless,” Paul Williams (Doug Davidson) needs a liver transplant and the only person who might be able to save his life is Dylan McAvoy (Steve Burton), but how is that possible? Well in a twist that’s about to rock Genoa City, it looks like Dylan might actually be Paul’s son with Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott) and not Ian Ward’s (Ray Wise).

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General Hospital Mast Head by Soap Opera Network
Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

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.

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Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Kevin Winter/Getty Images

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

She’s hosted her own talk show on Bravo and has co-hosted CNN’s New Year’s Eve countdown presentation alongside Anderson Cooper on several occasions, 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.

Griffin, who is no stranger to the Daytime Emmy Awards as she presented the award for Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team to CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” during last year’s telecast, jokingly said of the show airing on the internet for the first time, “I am beyond thrilled to be hosting what I’m told is the most important television event of the year. Knowing that over 100 million people from every corner of the planet will be watching, I will try to keep my nerves at bay and deliver a great show.” She added, “I can only hope that at the end of the evening, critics and fans alike will compare it to the experience they once had watching Neil Armstrong take man’s first step on the moon. My only regret is knowing that this epic evening will distract millions of viewers from enjoying this year’s World Cup. I apologize to FIFA.”

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General Hospital Mast Head by Soap Opera Network
 John Paschal/JPI Studios

John Paschal/JPI Studios

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.”

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