Daytime, primetime and indie 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.
15 LONGMIRE - Stacy Haiduk (ex-Patty, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS)
16 BUNHEADS - Nathan Parsons (ex-Ethan, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
Boo's relationship with the hot bartender (Parsons) at her new job makes the girls jealous.
17 RETIRED AT 35 - Daneel Ackles (ex-Shannon, ONE LIFE TO LIVE)
David meets a girl, Jenn (Ackles), but Elaine and Alan question her motives for dating David.
17 JANE BY DESIGN - Teri Hatcher (ex-Susan, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES)
With Dakota's proposal hanging in the air, Kate (Hatcher) must decide on if she should give marriage a second chance or will she allow her commitment issues to scare her off again. But if Kate says yes, what does that mean for Jane and Ben? Will their second chance with their mother be over with her heading back to Colorado for marital bliss?
18 MELISSA & JOEY - Travis Schuldt (ex-Ethan, PASSIONS)
Mel lets her date Travis (Schuldt) believe she is an amazing chef, without mentioning that it was Joe who really made their delicious meal. However, when Travis asks to watch her in the kitchen, Mel is forced to turn to Joe to help her out.
21 NYC 22- Chance Kelly (ex-Joe, AS THE WORLD TURNS)
23 PERCEPTION - Dan Lauria (ex-Gus, ONE LIFE TO LIVE)
25 MELISSA & JOEY - Shawn Christian (Daniel, DAYS OF OUR LIVES)
Mel is smitten with her new boyfriend Sam (Christian), who happens to be Haskell's father, but must keep her happiness under wraps when Lennox and Haskell break up.
26 ANGER MANAGEMENT - Michael Swan (Buck, THE BAY)
31 FRANKLIN & BASH - Garrett Ryan (ex-Kyle, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS)
6 BUNHEADS - Richard Gant (ex-Dr. Ford, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
6 PERCEPTION - Bradford Anderson (Spinelli, GENERAL HOSPITAL),
14 COVERT AFFAIRS - Daniella Alonso (ex-Pilar, AS THE WORLD TURNS)
14 RIZZOLI & ISLES - Eddie Cibrian (ex-Cole, SUNSET BEACH), Colin Egglesfield (ex-Josh, ALL MY CHILDREN), Daniella Alonso (ex-Pilar, AS THE WORLD TURNS)
20 PERCEPTION - Krista Allen (ex-Billie, DAYS OF OUR LIVES)
Dean Haley (guest star LeVar Burton) uses Pierce as bait to get a wealthy alumni’s widow (Allen) to fund a new building.
TBD SINGLE LADIES - Victoria Rowell (ex-Drucilla, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS)
TBD ARMY WIVES - J.R. Martinez (ex-Brot, ALL MY CHILDREN)
TBD DROP DEAD DIVA - Ashley Jones (ex-Bridget, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL), Cameron Mathison (ex-Ryan, ALL MY CHILDREN)
3 MAJOR CRIMES - Michael Weatherly (ex-Cooper, LOVING)
3 PERCEPTION - Steven Culp (ex-Dan, ONE LIFE TO LIVE)
9 DROP DEAD DIVA - Brianna Brown (ex-Lisa, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
Hannah (Brown), who is married to Jane's client, Mark, is suffering from a neuronal brain tumor that will kill her in six months but she's refusing surgery.
18 COVERT AFFAIRS - Agnes Bruckner (ex-Bridget, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL)
18 WHITE COLLAR - Victor Webster (ex-Nicholas, DAYS OF OUR LIVES)
30 DEXTER - Calista Flockhart (ex-Elise, GUIDING LIGHT)
TBD SONS OF ANARCHY - Chuck Zito (ex-Rudy, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS)
TBD DEXTER - Harold Perrineau (ex-Michael, LOST), Jimmy Smits (ex-Matthew, THE WEST WING)
TBD WHITE COLLAR - Rebecca Mader (ex-Margaret, ONE LIFE TO LIVE)
TBD THE WEDDING BAND - Lesli Kay (Felicia, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL)
TBD SONS OF ANARCHY - Wanda De Jesus (ex-Iris, ALL MY CHILDREN)
TBD HOMELAND - Valerie Cruz (ex-Isabel, TRUE BLOOD)
TBD ARROW - Kelly Hu (ex-Rae, SUNSET BEACH)
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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