Soap News: Y&R scores with Miller/Muhney finale, Will GH’s Liz reveal Britt’s secret? Plus: Spinelli recast?



— Looks like The Young and the Restless may have issued an emergency recast notice for the role of Kelly since Cynthia Watros’ MTV pilot, Finding Carter has been picked up.

— Former Guiding Light and One Life to Live star Crystal Hunt has been charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon after she allegedly smashed glass into another woman’s face during a bar brawl according to TMZ.

— Meanwhile, OLTL’s Josh Kelly is set to star opposite Shiri Appleby (Roswell, Life Unexpected and Girls) in Lifetime’s new series, Unreal. The series comes from Marti Noxon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer).

— Is General Hospital looking to recast Spinelli? Soap Opera Uncensored is reporting that the ABC soap is looking to cast a character named Levi, 27-35, who is described as “cute, shaggy hair, fun with a New Age vibe.” Be sure to check out this week’s issue (over here) of the e-zine which features an interview with GH’s Bryan Craig (Morgan).

— No, your ears didn’t play a trick on you…GH did play a new theme during the Wednesday, February 5th episode. ABC exec Nathan Varni revealed that the show will start changing up the theme based on the mood of the first act. Check out the theme below:

Justin Gaston has joined the cast of Days of our Lives as Ben, Jordan’s (Chrishell Stause) brother. Gaston is married to The Young and the RestlessMelissa Ordway (Abby). You may recognize Gaston for his appearance in Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” video…Oh yeah, he’s also Miley Cyrus’ ex. Gaston began taping late last year and should begin early later this month.

Michael Muhney (ex-Adam) and Billy Miller’s (ex-Billy) final week on The Young and the Restless brought in the audience. Y&R hauled its largest audience (5.73 million viewers in the U.S.) since the week ending February 29, 2008.

Speaking of Miller, the actor dropped by the set of CBS’ The Crazy Ones last week and Sarah Michelle Gellar shared a photo on Twitter. No word yet if Miller will guest star on the CBS sitcom. Miller recurred on Ringer with Gellar a couple of a years ago. But is the former Buffy and All My Children star a Y&R fan? The actress included #theRealBillyAbbott in her tweet.


What’s coming up:


The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS/CTV Two): Bill beds Quinn (or is it the other way around?)
Katie urges Ridge to go back to Brooke and put their family back together. Bill is surprised to see a different side of Quinn during a chance encounter and things heat up. Brooke has big news for Katie. Wyatt is confused by his parents hooking up. Wyatt then prepares a special romantic dinner to celebrate his and Hope’s first Valentine’s Day together. Liam attempts to get Katie to admit her feelings for Ridge.

Coronation Street (CBC; Available on Hulu in the U.S.): Norris tells Tracy about Tina and Rob
Norris tells Tracy that Tina and Rob kissed. Lloyd is embarrassed when Andrea finds out that he had been hassling Steve for her number. Carla plays matchmaker between Tina and Rob. Gloria throws shade at Rita during a meeting with Dennis and Ritchie. Sophie tells Tim that she knows that Maddie was the intruder. Dennis is upset when Ritchie invites Gloria out. Steve makes it clear to Michelle that he does not fancy Andrea.

Days of our Lives (NBC/Global): EJ and Abigail try to resist their attraction
Eric reveals his decision to Nicole. EJ and Abigail try to resist their attraction to each other. Kate, Sami and Gabi receive a major revelation. Nicole shares news with Eric. Hope has a run-in with Aiden. Sami has to take Ciara shopping for earrings. Hope gives news to Eric, Nicole and Daniel about Dr. Chyka. Theresa arrives at JJ’s sentence hearing. Rafe and Jordan make love for the first time. EJ surprises Sami with a necklace, but she has a surprise for him as well. Marlena turns to Stefano for help with Eric.

General Hospital (ABC/City): Baby Ben’s results are in!
Carly’s rescue goes wrong. Morgan tells Sonny that Ava wants to change sides. Alexis tells Anna to either charge Silas or release him. Those injured in the rescue attempt fight for their lives. Anna has news for Silas. AJ thinks Connie can give him answers. Residents of Port Charles celebrate Valentine’s Day. Duke tries to reconcile with Anna. Molly and TJ schedule a study date. Elizabeth threatens to tell Nikolas the truth about Britt’s baby when the results come in.

The Young and the Restless (CBS/Global): Victor tries to make things right with Nikki
Ian turns the tables on Avery. Nikki tries to mediate as Billy demands answers from Victor. Lily confronts Colin. Sharon opens up to Nick. Friends and family gather at the benefit to honour Delia. Cane prepares a romantic surprise for Lily. Sparks fly between Kelly and Jack. Victor tries to make things right between himself and Nikki on Valentine’s Day. Nick tries to help Sharon. Colin promises Jill an unforgettable evening. Shocking secrets are revealed at the Gala.


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