Soap News: B&B’s Spectra Revival, AMC to Netflix? And More!

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The Bold and the Beautiful is reviving the Spectra clan in preparation for the soap’s 30th anniversary on March 23. Fans were treated to a twist at the end of the January 31 episode as a redheaded woman signed a cheque with the name “Sally Spectra.” The new Sally is the grand niece of her popular namesake who was played by Darlene Conley from 1988-2006 and is played by Transparent’s Courtney Hope. Days of our LivesPatrika Darbo has been cast as Shirley Spectra, Sally’s (Sr.) sister. Broadway actor Alex Wyse will play Saul (the grandson of original Saul, who was played by Michael Fox). Danube Hermosillo (Modern Family) will play Darlita. The soap is also bringing back Mick Cain as Sally’s son CJ (no word yet for how long). For more on the Spectra revival, check out Michael Logan’s interview with Brad Bell at TV Insider.

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— This week on The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS/CTV Two): On Monday (Feb. 6), Rick (Jacob Young) attempts to put Bill (Don Diamont) in his place. Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) confesses to Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) about the secret that he and Quinn (Rena Sofer) have been keeping. Thomas (Pierson Fodé) is unable to hide his infuriation as he voices to Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) his disapproval of her promotion on Tuesday (Feb. 7). Brooke confides in Bill the real reason why she felt that she had to leave town.

On Wednesday (Feb. 8), Wyatt (Darin Brooks) quits Forrester Creations in order to move on with a life without Steffy. Steffy makes an attempt to resolve her issues with Thomas over lunch at Il Giardino. Quinn’s vulnerable side come out to Eric (John McCook) when she reveals her insecurity about their marriage on Thursday (Feb. 9). Brooke confronts Katie (Heather Tom) about her developing feelings for a married man.

Zende (Rome Flynn) plans a surprise for Nicole (Reign Edwards) using a Forrester Creations’ photoshoot as a ruse on Friday (Feb. 10). Steffy makes a decision about how to handle her recent portrayal on social media. Coming soon: Family members return to town for a special event.

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— This week on The Young and the Restless (CBS/Global): Jack (Peter Bergman) sets out on a mission on Monday (Feb. 6; Canadian episodes listed). Lily (Christel Khalil) reconsiders her career choice. Nick (Joshua Morrow) evades questions about his relationship with Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan). On Tuesday (Feb. 7), Victoria (Amelia Heinle) makes a big move. Lauren (Tracey E. Bregman) and Jack battle for the spotlight. Ashley (Eileen Davidson) and Gloria (Judith Chapman) revisit the past.

Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) pushes Sharon (Sharon Case) too far on Wednesday (Feb. 8). Abby (Melissa Ordway) surprises Victor (Eric Braeden). Nick and Chelsea try something new. Victor gets an unexpected request on Thursday (Feb. 9). Victoria gets a reality check from Billy (Jason Thompson). Lily gets together with an old friend.

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— This week on General Hospital (ABC/City): Julian (William deVry) is helpless to OG Olivia’s (Tonja Walker) machinations on Monday (Feb. 6). Hayden (Rebeca Budig) enlists Michael’s (Chad Duel) help. Sam (Kelly Monaco) goes against Jason’s (Billy Miller) wishes. Brad (Parry Shen) threatens Finn (Michael Easton). Nelle (Chloe Lanier) continues her charade. Carly (Laura Wright) gets a clue about Nelle’s mystery man on Tuesday (Feb. 7). Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) counsels Lulu (Emme Rylan) on her impending custody battle. Nina (Michelle Stafford) turns to Maxie (Kirsten Storms) for a favour. Sonny (Maurice Benard) senses Jason is hiding something. Liz (Rebecca Herbst) confronts Hayden.

Curtis’ (Donnell Turner) doubts are confirmed on Wednesday (Feb. 8). Sonny violates the terms of his house arrest. Lulu overwhelms Charlotte. Anna’s (Finola Hughes) memories become increasingly unsettling. Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) gets a break in the case. On Thursday (Feb. 9), Sonny seeks vengeance. Dante questions Carly’s commitment. Alexis leans on Sam for support. Julian’s past catches up with him. Ava (Maura West) defends her actions.

On Friday (Feb. 10), Dante takes a suspect in for questioning. Sam gains the attention of a false friend. Anna seeks medical help. Tracy (Jane Elliot) makes demands on Hayden. Jason slings accusations. Coming soon: Felicia (Kristina Wagner) gets closer to the truth.

— Kimberly McCullough returns as Robin later this month. Look for Robin and Jason (Billy Miller) to share scenes on Feb. 23rd.

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— This week on Days of our Lives (NBC/Global): Hope (Kristian Alfonso) pleads with Eric (Greg Vaughan) to confront Hattie (Deidre Hall) on Monday (Feb. 6). On Tuesday (Feb. 7), Rafe (Galen Gering), Marlena (Deidre Hall), Steve (Stephen Nichols), Kayla (Mary Beth Evans), Paul (Christopher Sean) and Sonny (Freddie Smith) arrive at the Masquerade hoping that Stefano will show.

Abigail (Marci Miller) is frantic over Chad (Billy Flynn) and Gabi (Camila Banus) being kidnapped on Wednesday (Feb. 8). On Thursday (Feb. 9), Steve and Kayla invite Carrie (Christie Clark) and Austin (Austin Peck) to their Valentine’s Day wedding. Paul and Sonny slip away for a moment alone together.

Andre (Thaao Penghlis), Kate (Lauren Koslow) and Eduardo (A Martinez) work together to figure out where Deimos (Vincent Irizarry) has taken Chad and Gabi on Friday (Feb. 10). Coming soon: Does Eric still have feelings for Jennifer (Melissa Reeves)?

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— There was an All My Children reunion this past week when Susan Lucci co-hosted U.S. network Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family with Mark Steines and Debbie Matenolooulos. Lucci was joined by her former co-stars Eva LaRue (Maria), John Callahan (Edmund), Cameron Mathison (Ryan), Peter Bergman (Cliff), Kathleen Noone (Ellen), Lawrence Lau (Greg), Kim Delaney (Jenny), Taylor Miller (Nina), Jill Larson (Opal), Eden Riegel (Bianca) and Michael E. Knight (Tad). Check out some videos from the special below, including a tribute to the show’s creator, Agnes Nixon. The big buzz behind the scenes at the reunion show was the possibility that AMC could once again be revived — this time by Netflix!

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