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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Jennifer wants to reunite with Daniel — but he worries Theresa is still a threat. Theresa and Brady bond over drinks. Brady has an uneasy feeling he's being watched. Sami blasts Nicole when she learns Eric is leaving the priesthood. A guilt-ridden Nicole tries to correct her mistake — but may end up exposing it instead. J.J. comes clean with Abigail. E.J. attempts to end his affair with Abigail. Brady accuses Maggie and Victor of having him followed. Sami and E.J. set a wedding date. Hope and Aiden are forced to work together. Gabi agrees to go out with T — but Nick schemes to nip that potential romance in the bud. Nick draws Gabi close by playing on her insecurities. The arrival of her brother Ben causes Jordan to think about her past. Jordan is shaken after her confrontation with Ben. Jennifer helps Eric out with a job opportunity.
SNEAK PEEK: John returns
GENERAL HOSPITAL: Michael and Kiki discuss taking their relationship in a new direction. An unstable A.J. tries to remember what really happened the night of Connie's murder. A masked Carlos attacks A.J., who wonders who — and why — someone would want him dead. More questions are raised when Shawn traces the money that funds Julian's operations. Patrick and Robin make a heart-wrenching and emotional decision that will affect their lives forever, as he cannot accept her leaving town in hopes of finding Jason. Delia tries to give a warning to Sam, but she and Silas are romantically occupied. Sonny and Shawn have a lot to say to T.J. when he tells them what Julian wants him to do regarding the shootout. When Nathan shows Kiki the file on her father, he lets her know she might make some unpleasant discoveries. When Shawn tells Alexis about Julian's threats toward T.J., she questions the trust she has for Julian. Sam, Silas and Delia review their scheme to throw suspicion on Nakamura. Patrick tells the pregnant Sabrina about his situation with Robin. Sonny offers Lulu emotional support regarding Dante's new situation. In front of Nikolas, Britt asks Liz why she was at the Wyndemere the other day. Shocking news forces Silas to realize he must confront his past. A.J.'s memory is jarred once again about the night of Connie's death, and he decides to go to Ava's for answers.
SNEAK PEEK: Kiki does not trust Franco.
YOUNG AND RESTLESS: Michael shows Lauren a postcard they've received, and they realize it's from Carmine. Lauren realizes there is nothing that will stop Carmine from returning to Genoa City. Womack takes everyone at the gala in Delia's memory hostage. Billy, who is injured in the robbery, blurts out he slept with Kelly, which devastates Victoria. It allows Chloe the chance to grab Connor and head to the airport. After the tumultuous night at the Gala, Colin tells Cane that he is glad he could help him. Cane turns the tables and says that Colin has always enjoyed when someone was in his debt. Colin assures Cane that he has no intention of collecting on any type of debt. Colin asks Jill about the romantic dinner she promised him and suggests making reservations. Jill agrees to a kiss from Colin for information on the music box. Colin gives Jill a piece of paper with an important name on it. Nikki asks to check out the life coach that Summer plans on meeting with, but Summer reminds her grandmother that she is an adult. Meanwhile, Summer meets with Ian, and he asks her to start by telling her everything about herself. He offers to do a personality test for Summer and says she must put herself completely in his hands.
SNEAK PEEK: Chloe breaks down.
Our heads are spinning over the latest "CBS" project. The network is planning a cyber crime series as offshoot from "CSI." On Feb. 5, the show drew 11 million viewers. CSI Miami and CSI New York were both spinoffs of "CSI." The potential series will center on Avery Ryan, the special agent in charge at the Cyber Crime Division of the FBI in Quantico, VA. Ryan is tasked with solving high-octane crimes that start in the mind, live online and play out into the real world. The character, inspired by real-life Cyber Psychologist Mary Aiken (who serves as a producer), will be introduced in an episode of CSI later this season.
ABC pilots include "Agatha." It is a legal-eagle drama. The focus is a former convict who has gone to the good side when she becomes a criminologist. She decides to hire her father. The father and daughter have not talked to each other is almost two decades.
Brittany Snow and Jack Whitehall star in the comedy "Bad Education." The show deals with an inventive teacher who has to deal with a by-the-book principal.
"Astronaut Wives Club," which has a series of orders, deals with what was likely to be an astronaut's wife when America was enthralled with the space program.
Laurence Fishburne will have a recurring role in "Blackish." An upper-middle-class black man struggles to raise his children with a sense of cultural identity despite constant contradictions and obstacles coming from his liberal wife, old-school father and his own assimilated, color-blind kids.
"Forever" is a show about a medical examiner. He loves the job of finding out why people die because he is immortal.
Jennifer Carpenter and Jack Davenport headline a family drama "Sea of Fire." When three teenage girls star in a pornographic film, it creates family turmoil, a disappearance and a murder.
"Secrets & Lies" has been picked up. It stars Ryan Phillippe and Juliette Lewis. A family man finds the body of a young boy and quickly becomes the prime murder suspect. He has no choice but to try to find the real killer as his marriage, his kids, his reputation and his sanity are all at stake.
"The Winklers" is a comedy with Henry Winkler's son Max as executive producer. He may get dad to star in the show. A three-camera comedy, the show deals with a blue-collar worker who lives with his tree-hugging in-laws.
"Mulaney" stars John Mulaney, Martin Short and Elliott Gould in a comedy about an up-and-coming comedian who works for a brash one-time top comic.
NBC has already ordered a drama that deals with "The Wizard of Oz." It includes competing kingdoms, and the infamous wizard. Headstrong 20-year-old Dorothy Gale goes on a journey that puts her in the middle of a bloody battle for the control of Oz.
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