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Hallmark movies and the return of an old family.

Soaps.com has the latest news from "The Bold and the Beautiful," "Days of our Lives," "General Hospital," and "The Young and the Restless."

The Bold and the Beautiful:
“B&B” has been nominated for GLAAD Media’s Outstanding Daily Drama award. Since they are the only nominee, congratulations are in order. In more potentially surprising news, the Spectra family is back in the mix as Courtney Hope (“Quantum Break”), “Days”’ Patrika Darbo (Nancy), Danube Hermosillo (“Modern Family”) and Alex Wyse (“Masters of Sex”) have joined the cast as the next generation of the family. Meanwhile, Heather Tom co-hosted “Entertainment Tonight” and Brooke grilled Ridge about his plans for Quinn. Check out more video highlights in Soaps.com’s The Bold and the Beautiful news room. Plus, Candace comments on the Spectra surprise, Quinn looking jealous, and Thomas brooding in her "B&B" blog.

Days of our Lives:
Jen Lilley (Theresa) posted photos of her new film for Hallmark, “A Dash of Love.” And if that isn’t enough of Salem’s familiar faces to get you tuning in to the network, Alison Sweeney (Sami) will be back with another installment of the “Murder She Baked” series. Find out when in our Days of our Lives news room. Then Christine dishes on plot holes, Jenn getting interesting again, and Gabi’s safe cracking skills in the newest "Days" blog.

More: Get all of this week's soap opera spoilers

General Hospital:
Billy Miller (Jason) was back on “Suits” to reprise the role of Marcus Specter for an episode. Meanwhile, “One Life to Live’s” Hillary B. Smith (Nora) will be joining the “GH” cast as the latest Port Charles DA trying to take down Sonny. And Haley Pullos has shot a new film for Lifetime. Watch the trailer for “From Straight A’s to XXX” in our General Hospital news room. And Dustin debates boring redemptions, another twist for Olivia, and Anna hitting a dead end in the latest "GH" blog.

The Young and the Restless:
In The Peloton Brief Podcast, Michael Muhney (Adam) finally addressed why he left “Y&R” several years ago and if he would ever return. Read all of the details in our The Young and the Restless news room. And in this week’s videos, Jack drove Jill onto the warpath when he wasn’t railing at Phyllis and facing off with Gloria in Genoa City. Finally, Candace copes with the loss of Dylan, a drunken Gloria, and the smell of Billy in her latest blog.

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- Matt Purvis