Thursday, September 11, 2008

Ashley Abbott Is Back in Genoa City

Eileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott, YR and BB) is coming home to Genoa City, and this time it is not just for a visit — this time she is here to stay.

Eileen left YR about a year and half ago, due to no story line and budget cutbacks, and was quickly picked up by sister-soap BB, with much fanfare. However, after only a few months of front-burner story line, Ashley was quickly relegated to the background and eventually bumped down to recurring status.

Since the departure of YR head writer Lynn Latham, Eileen's old soap has jumped at the chance to get Ashley (and Eileen) back in Genoa City.

The Young and the Restless, which is now being penned by Maria Arena Bell and co-head writer Hogan Sheffer, already has a major story planned for Davidson's return, but they are tight-lipped about the details. However, news has leaked that Davidson's return will coincide with the show's on-location shoot in Paris, France. The top-secret plot also involves Eric Braeden (Victor Newman), Sharon Case (Sharon Newman), and Joshua Morrow (Nicholas Newman).

Eileen's first airdate is Sept. 26.