Soap Opera Stars In Primetime: Upcoming Guest Appearances

Daytime and primetime soap stars are everywhere in 2012: The Year of the Soap! Below are some of the upcoming guest appearances by soap stars on primetime shows. We update this list every few days.

MARCH
26 SMASH - Neal Bledsoe (ex-Tyler, UGLY BETTY)
27 NCIS - Eden Riegel (ex-Bianca, ALL MY CHILDREN)
27 BREAKING IN - Sean Patrick Flanery (ex-Sam, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS)
27 RAISING HOPE - Vivica A. Fox (ex-Maya, GENERATIONS)
28 ARE YOU THERE, CHELSEA? - Mark Valley (ex-Jack, DAYS OF OUR LIVES)
28 WHITNEY - Peter Gallagher (ex-Chuck, GUIDING LIGHT)
28 HOT IN CLEVELAND - Rick Springfield (Noah, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
29 PERSON OF INTEREST - Sarah Wynter (ex-Catherine, THE CITY)
29 THE SECRET CIRCLE - Joe Lando (ex-Jake, ONE LIFE TO LIVE), Tim Phillipps (ex-Fox, NEIGHBOURS)
29 THE MENTALIST - Jay Acovone (ex-Joe, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
30 CSI: NEW YORK - Spencer Grammer (ex-Lucy, AS THE WORLD TURNS)
30 BLUE BLOODS - Benton Greene (ex-Derek, AS THE WORLD TURNS)
30 GRIMM - Claire Coffee (ex-Nadine, GENERAL HOSPITAL)

APRIL
  1 DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES - Sean Kanan (Deacon, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS)
  1 GCB - Eric Winter (ex-Rex, DAYS OF OUR LIVES)
  2 CASTLE - Charles Shaughnessy (Elliot, THE BAY)
  3 NEW GIRL - Katrian Bowden (ex-Britney, ONE LIFE TO LIVE)
  3 BODY OF PROOF - Luke Perry (ex-Ned, LOVING)
  4 HAPPY ENDINGS - Brian Ausin Green (ex-Brian, KNOTS LANDING)
  4 BENT - Jesse Plemons (ex-Landry, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS)
  4 CSI - Larry Mitchell (ex-Chester, AS THE WORLD TURNS)
  5 SCANDAL - Liza Weil (Dr. Glass, ANYONE BUT ME) - Indie Soap Award winner!
  6 BLUE BLOODS - Orlagh Cassidy (Colleen, EMPIRE)
  6 GRIMM - Claire Coffee (ex-Nadine, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
  6 CSI: NEW YORK - Blake Gibbons (Coleman, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
  8 GCB - Eric Winter (ex-Rex, DAYS OF OUR LIVES), Scott Reeves (Steven, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
  9 TWO AND A HALF MEN - Georgia Engel (ex-Esmeralda, PASSIONS)
9 HAWAII FIVE-0 - Stacy Haiduk (Patty, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS)
10 COUGAR TOWN - LaMarcus Tinker (Shane, GLEE)
11 CRIMINAL MINDS - Erica Gimpel (Harriet, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS)
15 NYC 22 - Monti Sharp (ex-David, GUIDING LIGHT)
15 THE GOOD WIFE - Will Swenson (ex-Vanya, AS THE WORLD TURNS)
16 2 BROKE GIRLS - J.R. Nutt (ex-Mark, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS)
16 MIKE & MOLLY - Mary Kate McGeehan (ex-Linda, FALCON CREST)
27 CSI: NEW YORK - Molly Burnett
TBD GOSSIP GIRL - David Gregory
TBD BONES - Ashley Jones
TBD LAW & ORDER: SVU - Mark Consuelos
TBD THE SECRET CIRCLE - John de Lancie

MAY
4 CSI: NEW YORK - Sherri Saum
13 THE CLIENT LIST - Trevor St. John (ex-Victor, Jr, ONE LIFE TO LIVE)

2012
TBD GLEE - Rebecca Staab
TBD PRIVATE PRACTICE - Ashley Jones
TBD HOT IN CLEVELAND - Steven Weber, Rick Springfield (Summer)
TBD CASTLE - Justin Hartley
TBD MELISSA & JOEY - Shawn Christian
TBD MODERN FAMILY - Bobby Cannavale
TBD SUPERNATURAL - Rachel Miner
TBD LAW & ORDER: SVU - Fisher Stevens
TBD HAPPILY DIVORCED - Sean Kanan
TBD THE BIG C - Tammy Blanchard

If you see a name missing or find out an official airdate, add it in our Comments section. We've included one familiar role for each actor (many of them are known for several roles).

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