Soap Opera Stars In Primetime: Upcoming Guest Appearances

Vanessa Marcil plays a therapist on HAWAII FIVE-0 Nov. 26
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.

NOVEMBER
23 LAST MAN STANDING - Robin Riker (ex-Beth, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL); Joseph Whipp (ex-Charles, GENERATIONS)
23 MALIBU COUNTRY - Jeffrey Nordling (ex-Eric, MELROSE PLACE)
24 MADE IN JERSEY - Donna Murphy (ex-Morgan, ANOTHER WORLD); Chris Beetem (ex-Jordan, AS THE WORLD TURNS); Joyce Van Patten (ex-Janice, AS THE WORLD TURNS)
25 THE MENTALIST - Dan Gauthier (ex-Kevin, ONE LIFE TO LIVE); Senta Moses (ex-Winnifred, GENERAL HOSPITAL); Larry Poindexter (ex-Asher, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
25 THE GOOD WIFE - Stockard Channing (ex-Abbey, THE GOOD WIFE); George McDaniel (ex-James, ALL MY CHILDREN)
25 REVENGE - Adrienne Barbeau (ex-Suzanne, GENERAL HOSPITAL); EJ Bonilla (ex-Rafe, GUIDING LIGHT)
Hindsight's 20/20 when a flashback to 2006 has Victoria getting a surprise visit from her estranged mother (Barbeau), triggering memories of her tumultuous upbringing.  Bonilla plays Marco Romero.
25 666 PARK AVENUE - Teddy Sears (ex-Chad, ONE LIFE TO LIVE
26 HAWAII FIVE-0 - Vanessa Marcil (ex-Brenda, GENERAL HOSPITAL); Carlos Bernard (ex-Rafael, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS)
Marcil guest stars as a therapist who McGarrett believes committed murder.  Bernard returns to play disgraced agent, Chris Channing.
27 RAISING HOPE - Leann Hunley (ex-Anna, DAYS OF OUR LIVES)
27 NCIS - Kirsten Prout (Char, THE LYING GAME); Jack Axelrod (ex-Victor, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
27 THE NEW NORMAL - Shannen Doherty (ex-Brenda, BEVERLY HILLS, 90210)
Despite wanting to be surprised, Bryan and David accidentally find out the sex of their baby. The slip brings one dad-to-be closer to his dream family -- minus marrying Kelly Kapowski (Doherty) -- but creates a growing concern for the other that he won’t know how to connect with his child.
28 HOT IN CLEVELAND - Heather Locklear (ex-Sammy Jo, DYNASTY)
28 HAPPILY DIVORCED - Joan Collins (ex-Alexandra, GUIDING LIGHT)
28 CRIMINAL MINDS - Raphael Sbarge (ex-Agent Aucker, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS)
30 CSI: NEW YORK - David Fumero (ex-Cristian, ONE LIFE TO LIVE)
30 BLUE BLOODS - Tobias Truvillion (ex-Vincent, ONE LIFE TO LIVE)

DECEMBER
  1 MADE IN JERSEY - Donna Murphy (ex-Morgan, ANOTHER WORLD); Matt Walton (ex-Elijah, ONE LIFE TO LIVE)
  2 REVENGE - Adrienne Barbeau (ex-Suzanne, GENERAL HOSPITAL); EJ Bonilla (ex-Rafe, GUIDING LIGHT)
Nolan is confronted with a skeleton from his past (Bonilla plays Marco)
  2 666 PARK AVENUE - Whoopi Goldberg (Carmen, GLEE); Teddy Sears (ex-Chad, ONE LIFE TO LIVE
  3 CASTLE - Dakin Matthews (ex-Reverend Sikes, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES); Leslie Hope (ex-Linda, KNOTS LANDING); Titus Makin Jr. (David, GLEE); Steven Eckholdt (ex-Robert, MELROSE PLACE)
  6 LAST RESORT - Sam Page (ex-Trey, ALL MY CHILDREN)
Page will play Connor, military tech whiz Kylie’s (Autumn Reeser) confident and entitled older brother.
  6 PERSON OF INTEREST - Tony Plana (ex-Ignacio, UGLY BETTY); Reiko Aylesworth (ex-Rebecca, ONE LIFE TO LIVE)
  7 HAVEN - Nolan North (ex-Chris, PORT CHARLES)
  7 CSI: NEW YORK - Melissa Fumero (ex-Adriana, ONE LIFE TO LIVE)
  9 REVENGE - Alyvia Alyn Lind (Faith, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS)
  9 THE MENTALIST - Susan Gibney (ex-Grace, ONE LIFE TO LIVE)
12 THE MIDDLE - John Cullum (ex-David, THE EDGE OF NIGHT)
14 MALIBU COUNTRY - Charles Malik Whitfield (ex-Ben, ONE LIFE TO LIVE)
16 REVENGE - Alyvia Alyn Lind (Faith, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS)
TBD ROYAL PAINS - Emma Caulfied (ex-Lorraine, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
TBD PERSON OF INTEREST - Sterling K. Brown (Roland, ARMY WIVES)

JANUARY 2013
  7 DECEPTION - Bree Williamson (ex-Jessica, ONE LIFE TO LIVE)
12 WEDDING BAND - James Marsters (ex-Spike, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER)
TBD CASTLE - Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis, GENERAL HOSPITAL); Jack Wagner (ex-Nick, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL)
TBD CSI: NEW YORK - Jeff Branson (Ronan, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS)
TBD COUGAR TOWN - Shirley Jones (ex-Colleen, DAYS OF OUR LIVES)

2012/2013
TBD 30 ROCK - Rebecca Mader (ex-Morgan, ALL MY CHILDREN)
TBD 90210 - Adam Gregory (Thomas, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL)
TBD AMERICAN DAD - Sarah Michelle Gellar (ex-Kendall, ALL MY CHILDREN); Nathan Fillion (ex-Joey, ONE LIFE TO LIVE)
TBD ANGER MANAGEMENT - Carolyn Hennesy (Diane, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
TBD BEATY AND THE BEAST - Kelly Overton (ex-Rain, ALL MY CHILDREN)
TBD BEN & KATE - Brittany Snow (ex-Susan, GUIDING LIGHT)
TBD THE BIG C - Brian Dennehy (ex-Jake, DYNASTY)
TBD BOB'S BURGERS - Kevin Kline (ex-Woody, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW)
TBD BODY OF PROOF - Michael Nouri (ex-Caleb, ALL MY CHILDREN), Ray Wise (ex-Jamie, LOVE OF LIFE)
TBD BODY OF PROOF - Annie Wersching (ex-Amelia, GNERAL HOSPITAL) in multi-episode story arc
TBD BONES - Brian McNamara (Michael, ARMY WIVES)
TBD THE CLEVELAND SHOW - Bryan Cranston (ex-Doug, LOVING)
TBD COUGAR TOWN - Lexi Ainsworth (ex-Kristina, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
TBD CRIMINAL MINDS - Michelle Trachtenberg (Georgina, GOSSIP GIRL)
TBD CRIMINAL MINDS - Ray Wise (ex-Jamie, LOVE OF LIFE)
TBD CSI - Spencer Grammer (ex-Lucy, AS THE WORLD TURNS)
TBD DEXTER - Harold Perrineau (ex-Michael, LOST), Jimmy Smits (ex-Matthew, THE WEST WING)
TBD ELEMENTARY - David Harbour (ex-Shanks, AS THE WORLD TURNS)
TBD FAMILY GUY - Ryan Reynolds (ex-Billy, FIFTEEN); Jon Hamm (Don, MAD MEN)
TBD GO ON - Vanessa Bell Calloway (ex-Yvonne, ALL MY CHILDREN)
TBD THE GOOD WIFE - Kyle MacLachlan (ex-Orson, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES)
TBD THE GOOD WIFE - T.R. Knight (ex-George, GREY'S ANATOMY)
TBD THE GOOD WIFE - John Shea (Harold, GOSSIP GIRL)
TBD THE GOOD WIFE - Stockard Channing (ex-Abbey, THE WEST WING)
TBD HANNIBAL - Ellen Greene (ex-Primrose, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS)
TBD HAPPILY DIVORCED - Joan Collins (ex-Alexandra, GUIDING LIGHT)
TBD HAVEN - Nolan North (ex-Chris, PORT CHARLES)
TBD HAWAII FIVE-0 - Lindsay Price (ex-Michael, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL)
Price has been cast as a possible new love interest for Chin. She will play Leilani, a nurse at a Hawaii prison.
TBD HOMELAND - F. Murray Abraham (ex-Joshua, HOW TO SURVIVE A MARRIAGE) will recur
TBD HOMELAND - Valerie Cruz (ex-Isabel, TRUE BLOOD)
TBD HOT IN CLEVELAND - Eddie Cibrian (ex-Cole, SUNSET BEACH); Cameron Mathison (ex-Ryan, ALL MY CHILDREN)
TBD HOT IN CLEVELAND - Jack Wagner (ex-Frisco, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
TBD HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER - Ashley Williams (ex-Dani, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - This episode was originally scheduled for October 29.
TBD THE LEAGUE - Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS)
TBD MEN AT WORK - Meredith Hagner (ex-Liberty, AS THE WORLD TURNS)
TBD THE MIDDLE - Bailey Buntain (Ginny, BUNHEADS)
TBD THE MOB DOCTOR - Michael Graziadei (Daniel, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS)
Graziadei will play Louis, a member of Constantine’s crew who, after turning on Jordana Spiro’s Grace, finds a foe in Nate (AS THE WORLD TURNS alum Jesse Lee Soffer).
TBD MODERN FAMILY - Billy Dee Williams (ex-Jim, GUIDING LIGHT)
TBD NECESSARY ROUGHNESS - Tamara Braun (ex-Reese, ALL MY CHILDREN)
TBD THE NEW NORMAL - Sterling Sulieman (ex-Dre, ALL MY CHILDREN)
TBD THE NEW NORMAL (Matt Bomer, GUIDING LIGHT)
TBD PERSON OF INTEREST - Julian Sands (ex-Vladimir, 24)
TBD REVOLUTION - Jeff Fahey (ex-Gary, ONE LIFE TO LIVE)
TBD SHAMELESS - Bradley Whitford (ex-Josh, THE WEST WING)
TBD SHAMELESS - Vanessa Bell Calloway (ex-Yvonne, ALL MY CHILDREN)
TBD SONS OF ANARCHY - Wanda De Jesus (ex-Iris, ALL MY CHILDREN)
TBD THE VAMPIRE DIARIES - Alyssa Diaz (ex-Celia, AS THE WORLD TURNS)
TBD WAREHOUSE 13 - Kate Mulgrew (ex-Mary, RYAN'S HOPE)
TBD WEB THERAPY - Meg Ryan (ex-Betsy, AS THE WORLD TURNS)
TBD THE WEDDING BAND - Lesli Kay (Felicia, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL)
TBD WHITE COLLAR - Rebecca Mader (ex-Margaret, ONE LIFE TO LIVE)
TBD WHITE COLLAR - Diahann Carroll (ex-Dominique, DYNASTY)
TBD WHITE COLLAR - Emily Procter (ex-Ainsley, THE WEST WING)
TBD ZACK STONE IS GONNA BE FAMOUS - Molly Burnett (Melanie, DAYS OF OUR LIVES); Shelley Hennig (ex-Stephanie, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) recurs

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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2 comments:

  1. NOV 29 SCANDAL - Patty McCormack - Yes, she of Bad Seed fame! (ex-Kim Hughes, AS THE WORLD TURNS, temporarly replacing Kathryn Hays for awhile back in the 70s!)

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  2. Also, if you're up for the Lindsay Lohan Lifetime Liz & Dick biopic getting all the press over the last few weeks and premiering NOV 25, note that soapers Judith Chapman, Eyal Podell, and Charles Shaughnessy all make appearances. I'm guessing there will countless opportunities to catch this. .. lol!

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