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Exclusive: Eileen Davidson Returns to Days of Our Lives

Eileen Davidson

Yes, there is a soap god! Über-fan fave Eileen Davidson is returning to NBC's Days of Our Lives for a "powerful Kristen DiMera story arc" a show rep tells TV Guide Magazine. The actress, who also plays Ashley Abbott on CBS's The Young and the Restless, quit Days last July, telling us in an exclusive interview that she needed more personal time.

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Chandra Wilson Checks In To General Hospital

Roger Howarth and Chandra Wilson

Grey's Anatomy star Chandra Wilson will guest on ABC's General Hospital Wednesday, Jan. 29 — and it couldn't happen to a bigger fan! TV Guide Magazine got the scoop from the lady herself.

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ABC Renews General Hospital

General Hospital

All My Children and One Life to Live may have bitten the dust, but ABC's stalwart General Hospital will be back for at least one more season, Deadline reports.

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NBC Renews Days of Our Lives Through 2016

Days of Our Lives

NBC has renewed long-running soap Days of Our Lives through September 2016, the network announced Wednesday.

Daytime Emmys update

"Days of our Lives continues to be a fan favorite for the daytime audience and we are thrilled to keep it going through its 50th season," said Jennifer Salke, President of NBC Entertainment. read more

Daytime Emmys Update: It's Going to Be a Real Race!

Julia Barr (AMC), Erika Slezak (OLTL)

For a while there it looked like the Daytime Emmy soap categories would be split among just four shows — The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives and General Hospital. But a ruling from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has allowed the Prospect Park internet reboots of All My Children and One Life to Live to compete in all the soap categories — and those web kids are serious about taking home some gold!

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Alison Sweeney Announces She's Leaving Days of Our Lives

Alison Sweeney, Ellen DeGeneres

Days of Our Lives star Alison Sweeney made a major announcement on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Monday: She's leaving the soap opera after 21 years.

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General Hospital Casts Knots Landing Star Donna Mills

Donna Mills

General Hospital has cast Knots Landing star Donna Mills in a mysterious role, Entertainment Weekly reports.

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Exclusive: David Tom Previews His Return — After 12 Years — to The Young and the Restless

David Tom

There's hell to pay on CBS's The Young and the Restless! Grieving dad Billy Abbott (Billy Miller) doesn't for sure know the identity of the hit-and-run driver who killed his little girl but his suspicions continue to mount next week when he learns that Adam Newman (Michael Muhney) — the creep who committed the crime — is making plans to leave the country. read more

First Look: Shirley Jones Guests on General Hospital

General Hospital

Look who's got some hot scoop for the Port Charles Police Department! Oscar winner and sitcom icon Shirley Jones — yep, Mama Partridge herself — will guest star on General Hospital Feb. 5 as Mrs. McClain, a lonely widow who sees something strange and disconcerting while visiting her husband's grave.

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All My Children Vet Rebecca Budig is Now Living a Better Life

Rebecca Budig

She was a huge fan fave as All My Children hell-raiser Greenlee Smythe. Now Rebecca Budig is creating a little slice of heaven on The Better Show, the syndicated spinoff of Better Homes and Gardens magazine, now in its sixth season. TV Guide Magazine spoke with Budig about life away from AMC plus lots more, including that diss from Prospect Park, her various husbands and the Emmy-winning soap star who keeps stealing from her!

TV Guide Magazine: Look at you being Martha Stewart! How'd this happen?
Budig: Better was looking for a new co-host and I went and did two audition shows with [co-host] JD Roberto and really liked him. We clicked. I've always juggled hosting jobs with my acting career, and this fits into my life perfectly. They're really flexible. I have great outs in my contract to do other stuff. And it's a great show. I love improving people's lives. [Laughs] Especially my own! ... read more

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