Soap Opera Stars In Primetime: Upcoming Guest Appearances

DAYS star Judi Evans plays Senator Eileen Dawkins on
Sunday's episode of THE MENTALIST
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.

OCTOBER
11 LAST RESORT - Bruce Davison (ex-Wilhelm, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
11 30 ROCK - Bryan Cranston (ex-Doug, LOVING)
Jenna, discouraged by the disappointing sales of her summer dance hit, is thrilled to learn that Kenneth’s mother and her boyfriend (Cranston) still buy music.
12 GRIMM - Jaime Ray Newman (ex-Kristina, GENERAL HOSPITAL); Alice Evans (Esther, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES)
12 CSI: NEW YORK - Trent Garrett (ex-Asher, ALL MY CHILDREN); Colton Shires (ex-Little Ethan, PASSIONS)
14 COPPER - Andrew Jackson (ex-Stephen, ALL MY CHILDREN)
14 THE GOOD WIFE - Miriam Shor (ex-Cricket, GCB)
14 THE MENTALIST - Judi Evans (Adrienne, DAYS OF OUR LIVES)
14 DEXTER - Lauren Mayhew (ex-Marah, GUIDING LIGHT)
15 SWITCHED AT BIRTH - Tania Raymonde (ex-Alex, LOST); Justin Bruening (ex-Jamie, ALL MY CHILDREN)
15 CASTLE - Tamara Braun (ex-Carly, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
Braun will play Natalia Roosevelt, a sexy bar owner and city council woman who was seen with the victim of the Hamptons' first homicide investigation.
15 REVOLUTION -  Kim Raver (Teddy, GREY’S ANATOMY); Jeff Fahey (ex-Gary, ONE LIFE TO LIVE)
16 HART OF DIXIE - Laura Bell Bundy (ex-Marah, GUIDING LIGHT)
17 ANIMAL PRACTICE - Annie Potts (ex-Gigi, GCB)
When George's overbearing mother Virginia (Potts) shows up at the hospital with her sick cat, named "cat," George must heal the cat or risk the alternative – having to keep her company to fill the void.
18 BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Luke Macfarlane (ex-Scotty, BROTHERS & SISTERS); Yani Gellman (Rafe, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS)
18 PERSON OF INTEREST - Taylor Gildersleeve (ex-Sydney, ALL MY CHILDREN); Annie Parisse (ex-Julia, AS THE WORLD TURNS) recurs
18 IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA - Danielle Parker (ex-Emma, ALL MY CHILDREN)
19 CSI: NEW YORK - Terrell Ransom Jr. (Theo, DAYS OF OUR LIVES); Neal McDonough (ex-Dave, Desperate Housewives)
19 BLUE BLOODS - Justine Cotsonas (ex-Sofie, AS THE WORLD TURNS)
19 GRIMM - Claire Coffee (ex-Nadine, GENERAL HOSPITAL) recurs
21 666 PARK AVENUE - Aubrey Dollar (ex-Marina, GUIDING LIGHT)
22 SWITCHED AT BIRTH - Tania Raymonde (ex-Alex, LOST); Justin Bruening (ex-Jamie, ALL MY CHILDREN)
27 CHICAGO FIRE - Meghann Fahy (ex-Hannah, ONE LIFE TO LIVE)
29 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER - Ashley Williams (ex-Dani, AS THE WORLD TURNS)
TBD NCIS - Billy Dee Williams (ex-Jim, GUIDING LIGHT)

NOVEMBER
  8 IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA - Danielle Parker (ex-Emma, ALL MY CHILDREN)
11 HOMELAND - Victor Slezak (ex-Silas, AS THE WORLD TURNS)
27 RAISING HOPE - Leann Hunley (ex-Anna, DAYS OF OUR LIVES)
TBD HAWAII FIVE-0 - Vanessa Marcil (ex-Brenda, GENERAL HOSPITAL)

DECEMBER
TBD ROYAL PAINS - Emma Caulfied (ex-Lorraine, GENERAL HOSPITAL)

2012
TBD THE VAMPIRE DIARIES - Blake Hood (Kyle, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS)
TBD THE VAMPIRE DIARIES - Alyssa Diaz (ex-Celia, AS THE WORLD TURNS)
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)
TBD AMERICAN DAD - Sarah Michelle Gellar (ex-Kendall, ALL MY CHILDREN); Nathan Fillion (ex-Joey, ONE LIFE TO LIVE)
TBD FAMILY GUY - Ryan Reynolds (ex-Billy, FIFTEEN); Jon Hamm (Don, MAD MEN)
TBD THE CLEVELAND SHOW - Bryan Cranston (ex-Doug, LOVING)
TBD BOB'S BURGERS - Kevin Kline (ex-Woody, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW)
TBD WAREHOUSE 13 - Kate Mulgrew (ex-Mary, RYAN'S HOPE)
TBD NECESSARY ROUGHNESS - Tamara Braun (ex-Reese, ALL MY CHILDREN)
TBD 90210 - Jason Thompson (Patrick, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
TBD HAVEN - Nolan North (ex-Dr. Chris Ramsey, PORT CHARLES)
TBD CRIMINAL MINDS - Ray Wise (ex-Jamie, LOVE OF LIFE)
TBD WHITE COLLAR - Emily Procter (ex-Ainsley, THE WEST WING)
TBD REVOLUTION - Jeff Fahey (ex-Gary, ONE LIFE TO LIVE)
TBD PERSON OF INTEREST - Ken Leung (ex-Miles, LOST)
TBD ZACK STONE IS GONNA BE FAMOUS - Molly Burnett (Melanie, DAYS OF OUR LIVES); Shelley Hennig (ex-Stephanie, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) recurs
TBD ELEMENTARY - David Harbour (ex-Shanks, AS THE WORLD TURNS)
TBD BEATY AND THE BEAST - Kelly Overton (ex-Rain, ALL MY CHILDREN)
TBD ONCE UPON A TIME - Jorge Garcia (ex-Hurley, LOST)
TBD REVENGE - Alyvia Alyn Lind (Faith, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS)
TBD SCANDAL - Brenda Strong (Ann, DALLAS)
TBD THE MIDDLE - Bailey Buntain (Ginny, BUNHEADS)
TBD BONES - Brian McNamara (Michael, ARMY WIVES)
TBD HAWAII FIVE-0 - Lee Meriwether (ex-Ruth, ALL MY CHILDREN)
TBD BODY OF PROOF - Michael Nouri (ex-Caleb, ALL MY CHILDREN), Ray Wise (ex-Jamie, LOVE OF LIFE)
TBD HAPPILY DIVORCED - Joan Collins (ex-Alexandra, GUIDING LIGHT)
TBD BODY OF PROOF - Annie Wersching (ex-Amelia, GNERAL HOSPITAL) in multi-episode story arc
TBD SHAMELESS - Vanessa Bell Calloway (ex-Yvonne, ALL MY CHILDREN)
TBD HOT IN CLEVELAND - Eddie Cibrian (ex-Cole, SUNSET BEACH)
TBD THE GOOD WIFE - John Shea (Harold, GOSSIP GIRL)
TBD THE GOOD WIFE - Stockard Channing (ex-Abbey, THE WEST WING)
TBD GRIMM - Jason Gedrick (ex-Nick, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES)
TBD HOMELAND - F. Murray Abraham (ex-Joshua, HOW TO SURVIVE A MARRIAGE) will recur
TBD MEN AT WORK - Meredith Hagner (ex-Liberty, AS THE WORLD TURNS)
TBD THE LEAGUE - Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS)
TBD THE NEW NORMAL - Sterling Sulieman (ex-Dre, ALL MY CHILDREN)
TBD 666 PARK AVENUE - Enrique Murciano (ex-Francisco, SPYDER GAMES); Wendy Moniz (ex-Dinah, GUIDING LIGHT)
TBD HANNIBAL - Ellen Greene (ex-Primrose, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS)
TBD THE MENTALIST - Henry Ian Cusick (ex-Desmond, LOST)
TBD GO ON - Vanessa Bell Calloway (ex-Yvonne, ALL MY CHILDREN)
TBD SHAMELESS - Bradley Whitford (ex-Josh, THE WEST WING)
TBD CSI - Michael Gross (ex-River, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS)
TBD PERSON OF INTEREST - Julian Sands (ex-Vladimir, 24)
TBD CSI: NEW YORK - David Fumero (ex-Cristian, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) will appear this season in episode 9

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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1 comment:

  1. NOV 9 BLUE BLOODS - Ken Howard (ex-George Summers, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, et al.)

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