Soap Opera Stars In Primetime: Upcoming Guest Appearances

Y&R's Jeff Branson will guest star in CSI: NEW YORK on
January 4
As 2013 approaches, soap opera stars are all over the tube.  Below are some of the upcoming guest appearances by soap stars in primetime shows. We update this list every few days.

JANUARY 2013
  3 ELEMENTARY - Mark Moses (ex-Paul, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES)
  3 PERSON OF INTEREST - Luke Kleintank (ex-Noah, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS)
  4 CSI: NEW YORK - Jeff Branson (Ronan, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS)
  4 BLUE BLOODS - Paul Anthony Stewart (ex-Danny, GUIDING LIGHT)
  6 THE GOOD WIFE - James Rebhorn (ex-Bradley, GUIDING LIGHT); Tamara Tunie (ex-Jessica, AS THE WORLD TURNS); T.R. Knight (ex-George, GREY'S ANATOMY); Susan Misner (ex-Grace, ONE LIFE TO LIVE)
  6 THE MENTALIST - Judi Evans (Adrienne, DAYS OF OUR LIVES)
Evans returns as Senator Eileen Dawkins.
  7 CASTLE - Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis, GENERAL HOSPITAL); Jack Wagner (ex-Nick, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL)
  7 DECEPTION - Bree Williamson (ex-Jessica, ONE LIFE TO LIVE); Jennifer Ferrin (ex-Jennifer, AS THE WORLD TURNS)
  8 THE NEW NORMAL - Matt Bomer (ex-Ben, GUIDING LIGHT)
  9 MODERN FAMILY - Billy Dee Williams (ex-Jim, GUIDING LIGHT); Lainie Kazan (ex-Maxine, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES)
12 WEDDING BAND - James Marsters (ex-Spike, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER)
19 WEDDING BAND - Ashley Williams (ex-Dani, AS THE WORLD TURNS)
21 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER - Ashley Benson (ex-Abby, DAYS OF OUR LIVES)
22 WHITE COLLAR - Scott Evans (ex-Oliver, ONE LIFE TO LIVE)
28 DECEPTION - David A. Gregory (ex-Ford, ONE LIFE TO LIVE)
28 DALLAS - Judith Light (ex-Karen, ONE LIFE TO LIVE)
In the second of two episodes, Ryland's mother (Light) proves to be just as evil as her son.
31 30 ROCK - Julianne Moore (ex-Frannie/Sabrina, AS THE WORLD TURNS)
TBD THE BIG BANG THEORY - Regina King (ex-Sandra, 24)

FEBRUARY
11 DALLAS - Ken Kercheval (Cliff Barnes returns)
TBD MONDAY MORNINGS - Hal Holbrook (ex-Grayling, THE BRIGHTER DAY)

2013
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 BABY DADDY - Lacey Chabert (ex-Bianca, ALL MY CHILDREN); Grace Phipps (April, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES)
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 - Marcus Patrick (ex-Jett DAYS OF OUR LIVES)
TBD BODY OF PROOF - Annie Wersching (ex-Amelia, GNERAL HOSPITAL)
TBD BODY OF PROOF - Lorraine Toussaint (Dr. Watkins, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS)
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 COUGAR TOWN - Shirley Jones (ex-Colleen, DAYS OF OUR LIVES)
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 CSI - Jeff Branson (Ronan, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS)
TBD DEXTER - Harold Perrineau (ex-Michael, LOST), Jimmy Smits (ex-Matthew, THE WEST WING)
TBD DON'T TRUST THE B IN APARTMENT 23 - Richard Dean Anderson (ex-Jeff, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
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 HAPPY ENDINGS - RuPaul (ex-Madame Alicia, PORT CHARLES)
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 HOUSE OF LIES - Adam Brody (ex-Seth, THE O.C.)
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 MISTRESSES - JoBeth Williams (ex-Brandy, GUIDING LIGHT)
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 NECESSARY ROUGHNESS - Tamara Braun (ex-Reese, ALL MY CHILDREN)
TBD THE NEW NORMAL - Sterling Sulieman (ex-Dre, ALL MY CHILDREN)
TBD THE NEW NORMAL - Jon Stamos (ex-Blackie, GENERAL HOSPITAL); Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo, ALL MY CHILDREN)
Consuleos will play a grip on Sing, the Glee-esque show created by Andrew Rannells’ Bryan, whom Rocky (Nene Leakes) develops a crush on. Meanwhile, Stamos will play a coworker of Ellen Barkin’s Jane whose sexuality is questioned by the conservative grandma.
TBD PERSON OF INTEREST - Julian Sands (ex-Vladimir, 24)
TBD PORTLANDIA - Roseanne Barr (ex-Jennifer, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
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 SMASH - Sheryl Lee Ralph (ex-Laura, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW)
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 - 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. JAN 17 1600 PENN - Constance Towers (Helena, GENERAL HOSPITAL)

    FEB 13 SOUTHLAND - Chad Michael Murray (ex-Lucas, ONE TREE HILL, et al.) Two-episode arc.

    Also, on the reality show front:

    JAN 3 PROJECT RUNWAY ALLSTARS - Katie Holmes (ex-Joey, DAWSON'S CREEK). Guest judge.

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  2. Michael J. Fox is not a soap star, but he is returning to the 1/6/2013 The Good Wife episode as that cute but sneaky attorney Lewis Canning--Wow!

    Brian :-)

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