Young and Restless: Abbott Dumpling Gang Reunites

It looks like the guest list for the Abbott Family Reunion appears to be growing on The Young and the Restless, as Jerry Douglas will be back onscreen Sept. 11. No word yet on if Douglas will portray the ghost of Abbott patriarch John or John’s lookalike Alistair. As previously reported, ex-All My Children star Billy Miller has been cast as the youngest Abbott son Billy, Beth Maitland has been tapped to reappear as novelist daughter Traci and Eileen Davidson is returning as Ashley.

Last week Soap Opera Digest reported Davidson, whose character has been on Y&R’s sister soap The Bold and the Beautiful, would be returning to Genoa City for good however, Digest’s sister publication Soap Opera Weekly is now reporting Davidson will only be back in a recurring capacity. Both magazines confirm Davidson will be part of the upcoming Paris location shoot this October.

10 Responses

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    Why in God’s name don’t they get another Colleen? It seems they are pulling out all of the stops for this Abbott reunion, so why not get rid of the horrid recast Aussileen and bring back Adrianne Leon?

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    I think it would be so great if the lookalike turned out to be an Abbott and Jerry could be back on the show full time. Killing John was one of the greatest travesties committed by “She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.”

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    Jillian Bowe

    See look what ya’ll did. Luke done took the blog offline! *LOL* Just kidding. Yes Gloria should be on DAYS or something as such because lets face it, her rubbing elblows the the elite of Genoa City really isn’t belivable just like her getting one up on them! If this were the glory days (no pun intended) of Y&R she would’ve been toast already and busted for that Glo cream mess!

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    Jamey Giddens

    I don’t have a problem with Gloria-the character-mixing with the elite of Genoa City, that’s normal for soaps. Jill started off as a nail tech, Victor came from nothing and Nikki dropped it like it was hot. My problem is with the acting style-or lack thereof-of Judith Chapman. She is doing BAD dinner theater! It’s painful to watch. I’ve seen drag shows with more depth. And even though they have taken great strides to balance the show, she is still on MUCH to MUCH! Why can’t we get Eileen back on CONTRACT? Why don’t they sign Victoria Rowell? I’m sorry, but IMO Judith and Ted could get on that same bus with the hair models headed right out of Genoa City as far as I’m concerned.

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    SOD reports Eileen’s back for good, but sister magazine SOW reports she’s on recurring? I’m inclined to believe SOD though. SOW mentioned she’ll show up in Paris, but we know Ashley is supposed to be back on September 26, a full month and a half before the Paris stuff airs.

    I think SOW confused her recurring status at B&B with her Y&R comeback

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    Totally agree when they killed John it was the most stupidest move.
    Maybe they can bring him back, that he really was not dead. Can you see old Glo now has 3 living husbands.

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    Jamey Giddens

    Judith Chapman belongs on Days, One Life to Live or a Passions-type show, I actually liked her on Days as Anjelica, because her acting style fit there, but on the set of the Abbott mansion where we have watched people like Jerry Douglas, Victoria Rowell,  Peter Bergman, Jess Walton, Eileen Davidson, David Tom, Veronica Redd, Michelle Stafford and the late Terry Lester turn one stellar performance after another, Chapman’s brand of eye-bugging, over-emoting, melodramatic enunciating, "I’ll get you my pretty" delivery has stuck out like one of those gharish, tacky, leopard print outfits Gloria frequents.

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