Guest Stars Update: 'Nashville' Actress Laura Benanti Returns to 'The Good Wife' Tonight

We Love Soaps is tracking where daytime, primetime and web stars are appearing outside of their regular series. Below are some of the upcoming guest appearances in various television and web shows and movies.

MARCH
1 The Simpsons - Yaya DaCosta (ex-Cassandra, All My Children)
1 Madam Secretary - Kevin Rahm (ex-Lee, Desperate Housewives)
1 The Good Wife - Laura Benanti (Sadie, Nashville)
Dylan Baker and Benanti reprise their roles of husband and wife, Colin Sweeney and Renata Ellard-Sweeney.

Today in Soap Opera History (March 1)

1954: A daytime TV version of One Man's Family premiered.
1984: Knots Landing's Cathy screamed as Gary was "murdered".
1988: John Ingle played GH's State Commissioner of Police.
1996: Another World used its popular "You Take Me
Away To (Another World)" theme song for the last time.
"Mankind are so much the same, in all times and places, that history informs us of nothing new or strange in this particular. Its chief use is only to discover the constant and universal principles of human nature."
― David Hume

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to Scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1954: Daytime soap opera One Man's Family premiered on NBC-TV. The series began as a popular radio serial in 1932, created by Carlton E. Morse. The first TV version (November 4, 1949 - June 21, 1952) aired in primetime once a week for a half-hour, using the original 1932 storylines. The Daytime TV version of One Man's Family ran until April 1, 1955. The series continued on the radio until April 24, 1959.

1976: On Ryan's Hope, Roger (Ron Hale) insisted that Ed (Frank Latimore) call the police, believing Seneca (John Gabriel) was guilty of homicide in Nell's death.

'Battle Creek' Premieres March 1, Stars Josh Duhamel & Dean Winters

The cast of Battle Creek. Photo Credit: CBS
Jaded Det. Russ Agnew reluctantly partners with charming FBI Agent Milt Chamberlain to solve a drug-related double homicide, but while Milt investigates with the high-tech resources of the FBI, Russ prefers old-school police work and instinct, on the series premiere of Battle Creek, Sunday, March 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

Battle Creek stars Josh Duhamel (All My Children) and Dean Winters in a drama about two mismatched law enforcement officers whose polar opposite views of the world and crime-solving breed frustration, disdain, humor and possibly a grudging respect as they clean up the hardscrabble streets of Battle Creek, Mich. Det. Russ Agnew, a good but gruff, hard-boiled detective, has his world upended when strikingly handsome, charismatic Special Agent Milton Chamberlain opens an FBI field office at the police station and chooses Russ to be his partner. Milt's polished sophistication and access to unlimited state-of-the-art equipment is impressive to his new co-workers in the absurdly underfunded department. As Russ and Milt work long hours together in the economically distressed city of Battle Creek, the question is: will it be Milt's charm and endless supply of high-end resources or Russ's old-fashioned cynicism, guile and deception that prove to be the keys to catching the bad guys in his beloved hometown? Janet McTeer, Kal Penn, Edward Fordham, Jr. and Aubrey Dollar (Guiding Light) also star.

Watch a sneak peek of the premiere ("The Battle Creek Way") below:

Today in Soap Opera History (February 28)

Two legendary actresses died on this day in history:
Charita Bauer (1985) and Mary Stuart (2002).
"Mankind are so much the same, in all times and places, that history informs us of nothing new or strange in this particular. Its chief use is only to discover the constant and universal principles of human nature."
― David Hume

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to Scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1968: On Dark Shadows, Reverend Trask (Jerry Lacy) returned to his room with Victoria's belongings. Suddenly he heard chains rattling outside his room and called out, "Who is it?" He opened the door, but no one was there. He heard a woman's scream and ran back into his room and bolted the door, but he continued to hear the chains. Then Barnabas' voice called out to him, and again he shouted, "Who are you?" The voice told him that he was not going to hurt any more innocent victims. He would never live to see the hanging. Trask saw a skull instead of his face when he looked in the mirror and then blood dripped down the mirror from behind the frame. The voice shouted that she would live and he would die. Next he saw a floating hand with Barnabas' ring on it. The hand appeared and was about to grab Trask around the throat, but then vanished. The voice told him he would not die tonight or the next but very soon, "You are going to die!"

'General Hospital' Spoilers (March 2-6, 2015)

Tracy (Jane Elliot) confides in Monica (Leslie Charleson) her fears
about Luke (Anthony Geary).
Check out day-to-day spoilers and a sneak peek video below to find out what's happening on General Hospital during the week of March 2nd. Bold decisions are made as new information is revealed.

[SPOILER ALERT]

Monday, March 2
Kyle (Grayson McCouch) has a proposition for Jake (Billy Miller); Julian (William deVry) runs into an old foe; Franco (Roger Howarth) and Nina (Michelle Stafford) have an epiphany for each other.

'Days of our Lives' Spoilers (March 2-6, 2015)

Eve hopes Jennifer won't tell Paige about her affair with J.J.
Check out day-to-day spoilers and a sneak peek video below to find out what's happening on Days of our Lives during the week of March 2nd.

[SPOILER ALERT]

Monday, March 2
J.J. (Casey Moss) and Eve's (Kassie DePaiva) affair is revealed; Paul (Christopher Sean) questions Sonny (Freddie Smith) about his marriage; Tori (Hira Ambrosino) panics when she recognizes someone; Adrienne (Judi Evans) and Lucas (Bryan Dattilo) try to clear the air.