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Young and Restless star pulls double-duty in primetime.

Soaps.com has learned that Young and the Restless actress Lauralee Bell, daughter of co-creators Bill and Lee Phillip Bell, will be starring in and executive producing a new movie for Lifetime entitled, Nightmare Tenant. Bell, who has played Y&R’s Christine Blair Williams since 1985 and also crossed the character over to sister soap The Bold and the Beautiful in 2007, took to Twitter to express her enthusiasm and said, “So happy to announce. loved working again with @lifetimetv.”

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Lauralee Bell will play Dr. Carol Allen in Nightmare Tenant. Deadline reports Allen is an Ivy-league mom, a nice person as well as a single mother, whose daughter gets accepted into the same university. Her high-achieving daughter is played by actress Heather Hopkins, who has had roles on Criminal Minds, Grown-ish, and in the TV movie, Deadly Runaway, to name a few. The movie tells the story of what happens when Allen takes in a student who is down on his luck so she won’t be living alone while her daughter is gone to college. The film is directed by Rob Malenfant (Killer Single Dad, Family Vanished), and produced by Ken Sanders who had previously teamed with the actress on Bell’s Lifetime movie, Mistress Hunter.

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Bell recently appeared on Y&R again as Christine geared up to prosecute Victor Newman (Eric Braeden), but instead was faced with Nikki Newman’s (Melody Thomas Scott) unexpected confession to killing JT Hellstrom (Thad Luckinbill). The Daytime Emmy nominated actress’ previous producing credits include, mI promise (which premieres this week on Amazon Prime), Just Off Rodeo, and Family Dinner.

Nightmare Tenant will premiere as the anchor of Lifetime’s Spring Breakdown films, and airs March 22. Check your local listings.