— The Bold and The Beautiful’s John McCook will make a visit to The Young and the Restless on Thursday, January 26 (Canadian airdate) as Eric Forrester visits his former flame Lauren Fenmore (Tracey E. Bregman). Entertainment Weekly reports that Eric visits Lauren just in time as she considers an investment from Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman) over at Jabot as Fenmore’s department stores are going through a hard time. Will Forrester Creations bail them out?
Bregman’s Lauren crossed over to B&B in the ‘90s while McCook previously made a guest appearance at Lauren and Michael’s (Christian LeBlanc) wedding in 2005. McCook previously played Lance Prentiss on Y&R from 1976 to 1980.
— This week on The Young and the Restless (Global/CBS): Victor (Eric Braeden) makes a significant decision on Monday (Jan. 9; Canadian episodes listed throughout). Chloe (Elizabeth Hendrickson) stuns Kevin (Greg Rikaart). Gloria (Judith Chapman) is up to her old games.
Dylan (Steve Burton) returns on Tuesday (Jan. 10). Abby (Melissa Ordway) discovers a new passion. Nick (Joshua Morrow) is at his limit. Kevin is forced to help Gloria on Wednesday (Jan. 11) while Nick faces Sharon (Sharon Case). Lauren (Tracey E. Bregman) suspects corporate sobotage.
On Thursday (Jan. 11), Victoria (Amelia Heinle) faces Jill (Jess Walton). Devon (Bryton James) feels the after-effects of his accident. Lily (Christel Khalil) has to play nice.
— This week on Days of our Lives (Global/NBC): Marlena (Deidre Hall) runs into a familiar face on Monday (Jan. 9). On Tuesday (Jan. 10), Hattie (also played by Deidre Hall), increasingly fearful for Hope’s (Kristian Alfonso) safety, makes a bold move.
Carrie (Christie Clarke) and Austin (Austin Peck) show up to get Marlena and Anna (Leann Hunley) out of a tight situation on Wednesday (Jan. 11). Brady (Eric Martsolf) has an unexpected reaction to Nicole (Arianne Zucker) and Deimos’ (Vincent Irizarry) news on Thursday (Jan. 12).
On Friday (Jan. 13), Abigail (Marci Miller) crosses paths with Dario (Jordi Villasuso), and Chad (Billy Flynn) finds them together. Chloe (Nadia Bjorlin) wakes up from her coma. Coming soon: More head to Prague.
— Relief: Looks like Megyn Kelly’s upcoming NBC deal will impact the 9am hour of The Today Show, rather than Days of our Lives. No official word yet from NBC.
— Vivian Jovanni is set to exit the role of Ciara on Days of our Lives. Per Serial Scoop, the decision to leave was mutual between the actress and the show.
— This week on The Bold and the Beautiful (CTV Two/CBS): On Monday (Jan. 9), Eric (John McCook) tempts Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) into buying into his offer. Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) gives Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) a perfect opportunity to get Quinn (Rena Sofer) out of their lives for good. Wyatt (Darin Brooks) and Quinn accept their defeat over a few rounds of tequila shots on Tuesday (Jan. 10). Steffy wonders how to deal with Wyatt while they await their divorce.
Bill (Don Diamont) makes a heartfelt offer to Brooke of something that Ridge isn’t able to give her on Wednesday (Jan. 11). Wyatt tries to get Steffy to realize how much more love and support he has to offer for her than Liam (Scott Clifton). Thomas (Pierson Fodé) returns to Forrester Creations with Steffy as his new boss. Eric unkowingly hands Ridge an opportunity to get back at Quinn.
On Friday (Jan. 13), Quinn is dumbfounded by Ridge’s sudden change in attitude towards her. Wyatt attempts to get Liam to admit that Quinn has some positive attributes. Coming soon: Quinn calls Ridge out.
— This week on General Hospital (City/ABC): Alexis’ (Nancy Lee Grahn) memory betrays her on Monday (Jan. 9). Franco (Roger Howarth) opens up to Scotty (Kin Shriner). Laura (Genie Francis) gives Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) a pep-talk about loving men with a dark side. Jason’s (Billy Miller) alliance with Curtis (Donnell Turner) hits a snag on Tuesday (Jan. 10). Sam (Kelly Monaco) is suspicious of Ava (Maura West). Franco and Scotty team up. Julian (William de Vry) gives Alexis an ultimatum. Nelle (Chloe Lanier) gets in over her head.
On Wednesday (Jan. 10), Sonny (Maurice Benard) confronts Nelle. Kiki (Hayley Erin) agrees to keep Franco’s secret. Alexis struggles with her sobriety. Maxie (Kirsten Storms) and Nathan (Ryan Peavey) set out to find Claudette. Nina (Michelle Stafford) and Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) take Charlotte out to celebrate. Lulu (Emme Rylan) is ready for Charlotte to learn the truth on Thursday (Jan. 12). Julian comforts Alexis. Elizabeth questions her influnce on Franco. Nathan and Maxie return with bad news. Valentin challenges Anna (Finola Hughes).
Franco finds himself in trouble on Friday (Jan. 13). Kiki and Elizabeth work together. Alexis seeks the support that she needs. Lulu and Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) meet with Valentin. Finn (Michael Easton) hides a dangerous secret. Coming soon: Maxie sees a familiar face.
— When Spinelli returns to General Hospital this month, he’ll be played by former Days of our Lives star Blake Berris. Bradford Anderson had to pull out of the return appearance as he has booked a role on Homeland.