— This week on The Young and the Restless (CBS/Global), Jack (Peter Bergman) continues his quest to take over Fenmore’s department stores. In Friday’s episode (Canadian airing), Jack shared to Ashley (Eileen Davidson) that the department store chain isn’t doing that well and there may be an opportunity for Jabot to acquire Lauren’s (Tracey Bregman) company. Could Phyllis (Gina Tognoni), who overheard the end of the Abbotts’ conversation, warn Lauren?
Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan) questions her feelings for Nick (Joshua Morrow) on Monday (Dec. 12; Canadian episodes listed throughout). Lily (Christel Khalil) seduces Cane (Daniel Goddard). Mariah (Camryn Grimes) is thrown into the spotlight. On Tuesday (Dec. 13), Victor (Eric Braeden) reflects on his painful past. Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) shuts out Sharon (Sharon Case). Devon (Bryton James) scrambles to save G.C. Buzz.
Billy (Jason Thompson) stands up wot Jack on Wednesday (Dec. 14). Hilary (Mishael Morgan) declares her independence. Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Erika Girardi appears as Farrah Dubose in scenes with Eileen Davidson (Ashley). On Thursday (Dec. 15), Victor and Nikki discuss their future. Victoria (Amelia Heinle) loses her cool. Phyllis reveals a new attitude.
— Y&R casting notes: Matt Champagne appears as Barry Strickland on Tuesday and Thursday while Angela Chin will appear as G.C. Buzz reporter Roz on Wednesday. Margarita Franco will be back as Mrs. Martinez on Wednesday, Dec. 21.
— This week on Days of our Lives (NBC/Global): Roman (Josh Taylor) and Hope (Kristian Alfonso) meet with Hattie (Deidre Hall), who’s asked for help, on Monday (Dec. 12). Steve (Stephen Nichols) and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) share some romance as he presents her with an early Christmas gift on Tuesday (Dec. 13).
Kate (Lauren Koslow) supports Adrienne (Judi Evans) on Wednesday (Dec. 14). Gabi (Camila Banus) is stunned when she overhears JJ’s (Casey Moss) conversation with Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) on Thursday (Dec. 15).
On Friday (Dec. 16), Abigail (Marci Miller) makes a move to regain Chad (Billy Flynn) and Thomas. Lani (Sal Stowers) returns to Salem.
— Shawn Christian returns to DAYS as Daniel in scenes with Arianne Zucker (Nicole) this week.
— Days of our Lives icon Joseph Mascolo (Stefano) has passed away. Click here for more.
— This week on The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS/CTV Two): Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) confronts Eric (John McCook) regarding his treatment of Rick (Jacob Young) on Monday (Dec. 12). On Tuesday (Dec. 13), Liam (Scott Clifton) attempts to talk Steffy (Jaqueline MacInnes Wood) out of accepting Quinn’s (Rena Sofer) offer and suggests other options for her future. Eric’s returns to the office.
On Wednesday (Dec. 14), Steffy makes her decision about whether or not she will accept Quinn’s offer. Eric demands unity at Forrester Creations. Nicole (Reign Edwards) finds a new role within Forrester Creations that helps her mind get off Zende (Rome Flynn) on Thursday (Dec. 15).
Liam makes an emotional plea to get Eric to realize that Quinn is manipulating him on Friday (Dec. 16). Katie (Heather Tom) refuses to get wrapped up in Brooke’s relationship drama.
— Charlotte Constantin, John McCook’s granddaughter, will portray a young Steffy in a voiceover on Dec. 16.
— This week on General Hospital (ABC/City): Lulu (Emme Rylan) receives life changing information on Monday (Dec. 12) — Charlotte is her daughter. Liz (Rebecca Herbst) has a heart to heart with Griffin (Matt Cohen). Franco (Roger Howarth) uses Kiki (Hayley Erin) to get back at Tom Baker (Don Harvey). Jason (Billy Miller) finds out about Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Nelle (Chloe Lanier). Nelle softens towards Michael (Chad Duel). Carly (Laura Wright) makes a kind gesture in the spirit of the holiday on Tuesday (Dec. 13). Sonny and Jason clash. Tom Baker finds himself at the mercy of Franco — he locks him in a cage. Ugh. Hayden’s (Rebecca Budig) condition worsens. Finn (Michael Easton) is inspired by something he sees at home.
Jason and Curtis’ (Donnell Turner) investigation puts them in harm’s way on Wednesday (Dec. 14). An unknown enemy lurks in Port Charles. Nelle vows to keep her promise to Sonny. Ava (Maura West) remains suspicious of Alexis’ (Nancy Lee Grahn) motives. Maxie (Kirsten Storms) is determined to uncover Sam’s (Kelly Monaco) secret. Jason and Curtis get a new lead on Thursday (Dec. 15). Jordan’s (Vinessa Antoine) visit opens up new questions for Julian (William de Vry). Laura (Genie Francis) offers Lulu some motherly advice. Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) has reservations about Charlotte. Maxie confesses her feelings of guilt to Felicia (Kristina Wagner).
On Friday (Dec. 16), a familiar tune triggers memories for Anna (Finola Hughes). Lulu spends the day bonding with Charlotte. Nina (Michelle Stafford) cautions Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) about Lulu’s intentions. Finn risks it all in an attempt to save Hayden. Franco toys with Tom Baker. Coming soon: Maxie throws Sam a baby shower.