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The show is presented by Crackle, the digital network owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Recent projects by the 58-year-old Mr. Seinfeld include producing the NBC panel-style reality TV series “The Marriage Ref” and directing Colin Quinn’s Broadway show “Long Story Short.”

‘Days of Our Lives’ favorite Eileen Davidson to return

NBC’s “Days of Our Lives” is welcoming back another fan favorite.

Eileen Davidson, who last appeared as Kristen Blake in April 1998, will return to the long-running soap opera.

Ms. Davidson will reprise the character she played from 1993 to 1998 starting Oct. 11. Kristen, the foster daughter of Stefano DiMera, was presumed dead after a body matching her description was found floating in a pool. The real Kristen, however, was left on an island after being sold to a harem.

“I’m thrilled to embark on this new adventure at ‘Days’ and excited to revisit Kristen and who knows who else! Not to mention my old friends in the cast and crew,” Ms. Davidson told the Hollywood Reporter, with a nod to the many alter egos she’s taken on over the years on the series.

Ms. Davidson, who had been playing Ashley Abbott on “The Young & the Restless,” becomes the latest “Days” fan favorite to return to the soap, which premiered in 1965. Kristian Alfonso inked a new deal in May to remain in her role as Hope and Charles Shaughnessy and Lisa Rinna also returned to the series this year.

• Compiled from Web and wire reports