— No luck for GH fans hoping for Tyler Christopher to return as Nikolas as the actor is rumoured to have joined DAYS!
— Chris Van Etten has been upped to co-head writer at General Hospital, alongside Shelly Altman. Jean Passanante retired from the ABC soap. Van Etten joined the GH writing team in 2012 and worked alongside Ron Carlivati (who’s not at DAYS) and was first hired as an assistant over at One Life to Live in 2001 where he worked his way through the ranks.
— General Hospital: Night Shift season 2 head writer Sri Rao has scored a high profile project at ABC where he’ll write and produce an untitled Bollywood comedy with Priyanka Chopra (Quantico) which is inspired by the real-life story of Bollywood queen Madhuri Dixit.
— Ashley Jones will return to GH as Parker, Kristina’s (Lexi Ainsworth) former professor-turned-lover. This would have been welcome news a year ago when fans were asking for it… At this rate, hopefully, they’ll bring back Carly Shroeder as Serena next year. Could GH finally be doing this story now that Y&R is teasing a romance between Mariah (Camryn Grimes) and Tessa (Cait Fairbanks)?
— Ryan Peavey (Nathan) and Jen Lilley (ex-Maxie, GH; ex-Theresa, DAYS) will co-star in a new Hallmark movie Harvest Love.
— This week on General Hospital (City/ABC): Sonny (Maurice Benard) begins to lose hope on Monday (July 31). Carly (Laura Wright) is forced to wait. Nina (Michelle Stafford) delivers a strong warning. Finn (Michael Easton) surprises Hayden (Rebecca Budig). Carly lashes out at Jordan (Vinessa Antoine) on Tuesday (August 1). Ava (Maura West) takes pains to hide her appearance. Hayden is confronted by her past. Jason (Billy Miller) holds vigil on Wednesday (August 2). Griffin (Matt Cohen) is cautiously optimistic. Oscar (Garren Stitt) offers his support. Nelle (Chloe Lanier) scrutinize a gift. Hayden suffers a guilty conscience.
On Thursday (August 3), Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) deals with an intruder. Laura (Genie Francis) receives a stern warning. Julian (William deVry) tries to raise Ava’s spirits. Jason begins his interrogation. Carly seeks out Michael. Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) helps Carly on Friday (August 4). Jason tries to get the truth. Sam (Kelly Monaco) struggles with reality. Ava gets a proposal that could change her fate. Laura has a plan. Coming soon: Felicia (Kristina Wagner) feels like a teenager again.
— This week on Days of our Lives (Global/NBC): Abigail (Marci Miller) is seriously hurt when she saves Chad’s (Billy Flynn) life on Monday (July 31). Roman (Josh Taylor) wonders if Eric (Greg Vaughan) has feelings against for Nicole (Arianne Zucker) on Tuesday (August 1). Marlena (Deidre Hall) finds herself in a familiar place on Wednesday (August 2).
On Thursday (August 3), Abigail makes it through surgery, but Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) warns everyone that she is not out of the woods yet. Eric comforts Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) on Friday (August 4). Tripp (Lucas Adams) confronts Kayla, accusing her of killing Ava. Coming soon: Will Joey (James Lastovic) save his mother?
— This week on The Young and the Restless (Global/CBS): Billy (Jason Thompson) and Victoria (Amelia Heinle) retaliate against Cane (Daniel Goddard) on Monday (July 31; Canadian airdates listed). Sharon (Sharon Case) tries to help Crystal (Morgan Obenreder), but her attempt backfires. Hilary (Mishael Morgan) asks Jordan (Darnell Kirkwood) about his feelings for Lily (Christel Khalil). Lauren (Tracey E. Bregman) calls a truce on Tuesday (August 1). Lily comes to a breaking point in her marriage. Phyllis (Gina Tognoni) wants Billy to stay away from Victoria.
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On Wednesday (August 2), Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) defends her relationship with Jack (Peter Bergman). Victor (Eric Braeden) worries about Victoria. Mariah (Camryn Grimes) wears her heart on her sleeve. Nick (Joshua Morrow) puts Scott (Daniel Hall) in his place on Thursday (August 3). Mariah opens up to Devon (Bryton James). Phyllis schemes to keep Victoria away from Billy.
— Ben Hermes returns as Benjamin Hochman beginning Wednesday, August 2.
— Get ready to go back in time as Y&R will feature a series of newly created flashbacks with the Abbott family. Jonathan Stoddard will appear as a young John Abbott on Tuesday, August 15 and Wednesday, August 23. Cathy Marks will portray a young Dina on Wednesday, August 23. Graham Taylor will play a teenage Jack on Wednesday, August 23. Photo of Stoddard and Marks above.
— Canadian fans hoping to catch Victoria Rowell’s (ex-Dru, Y&R) The Rich and the Ruthless may be in luck. The actress tweeted that a deal has been inked.
— This week on The Bold and the Beautiful (CTV Two/CBS): Everyone anticipates the winner of the Forrester vs. Spectra fashion challenge on Monday (July 31). One call changes the course of Thomas’ (Pierson Fodé) life. Katie (Heather Tom) and Wyatt’s (Darrin Brooks) attraction escalates. Nicole (Reign Edwards) skips out on a party commemorating Zende’s (Rome Flynn) accomplishment on Tuesday (August 1).
On Wednesday (August 2), Eric (John McCook) calls Quinn (Rena Sofer), telling her that he is ready to return home. Katie tells Wyatt about her suspicions regarding Zende and Maya (Karla Mosley). Eric’s declaration about their marriage upsets Quinn on Thursday (August 3). Katie’s uncomfortable with Wyatt’s flirtation in Monte Carlo. On Friday (August 4), Wyatt is excited about the prospects of a new relationship when he is asked out on a date. Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) gets defensive when Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) fronts him about Quinn.