Today in Soap Opera History (April 19)

1983: All My Children's Verla Grubbs told Phoebe about her father.
1985: Todd arrived in Salem. on Days of our Lives.
1990: Bo Brady returned to Days of our Lives.
1991: Another World's Kathleen unintentionally interrupted
Cass & Frankie's wedding.
"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...

1966: On Peyton Place, Ann Howard (Susan Oliver) hired Steven Cord (James Douglas) to investigate Chris's fall from the bluff years earlier, convinced she had nothing to do with it.

CBS Finale Previews: 'The Good Wife' Season Ends on May 10

The Good Wife season finale airs May 10 on CBS.
CBS has announced the storylines for its 2014-2015 season finales, featuring dramatic conclusions, big reveals and a couple of weddings. Madam Secretary wraps up its first season on May 3rd, with The Good Wife finishing the following week.

Below are the season final previews from CBS:

MONDAY, APRIL 20

SCORPION (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
“Postcards from the Edge” – Scorpion, torn apart and uncertain about their future as a team, must come together for their most important mission yet – to save Walter’s (Elyes Gabel) life as his car teeters on the side of a cliff.

THURSDAY, APRIL 30

MOM (9:00-9:30 p.m.)
“Fun Girl Stuff and Eternal Salvation” – Christy (Anna Faris) blames Bonnie (Allison Janney) when Roscoe (Blake Garrett Rosenthal) announces he wants to live with his father, Baxter (Matt Jones). Octavia Spencer, Jaime Pressly and David Krumholtz guest star.

Guest List: Mark Hapka, Donna Mills, Patrick Muldoon & Brynn Thayer in 'Deadly Revenge' Tonight on Lifetime

Mark Hapka stars in Deadly Revenge tonight on Lifetime.
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.

APRIL
18 Deadly Revenge (Lifetime Movie - Mark Hapka (ex-Nathan, Days of our Lives); Donna Mills (Madeline, General Hospital); Brynn Thayer (ex-Jenny, One Life to Live); Patrick Muldoon (ex-Austin, Days of our Lives)
Falling for her handsome and funny co-worker Harrison, Cate thinks he’s the perfect catch. But as their relationship becomes more serious, Harrison’s past starts to surface, revealing a dark history that not only threatens Cate’s and his future together, but threatens Cate’s very existence.
19 CBS Sunday Morning - Kate Mulgrew (ex-Mary, Ryan's Hope)
20 Home & Family - Justin Baldoni (ex-Graham, The Bold and the Beautiful)

Today in Soap Opera History (April 18)

1961: As the World Turns Lisa clashed with Ellen.
1967: Jonathan Frid debuted as Barnabas Collins on Dark Shadows.
1990: General Hospital's Robin tried to save Casey.
1991: Another World's Jake wanted another chance with Marley.
"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...

1961: On As the World Turns, Lisa (Eileen Fulton) told Chris (Don MacLaughlin) and Nancy (Helen Wagner) she was convinced they were having a boy. Lisa told Chris she would love to name the baby after him. Later, Lisa complained to Penny (Rosemary Prinz) that they weren't close enough but upset Penny when she complained about Ellen.

'The Young and the Restless' Spoilers (April 20-24, 2015)

Victor warns Fake Jack not to get cocky.
Check out the day-to-day spoilers and a sneak peek video below to find out what's happening on The Young and the Restless during the week of April 20th. While Jack's away the bad guys will play.

[SPOILER ALERT]

Monday, April 20
Jack (Peter Bergman) plans his escape; Joe (Scott Elrod) gets life-altering news; Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) takes the stand in court.

'General Hospital' Spoilers (April 20-24, 2015)

Lulu feels uncomfortable with Dante and Valerie’s new friendship.
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 April 20th. Investigations lead to shocking revelations.

[SPOILER ALERT]

Monday, April 20
Nikolas (Tyler Christopher) panics after realizing Jason's (Billy Miller) ring is missing; Carly (Laura Wright) suspects Ric (Rick Hearst) is scamming Jake; Valerie (Brytni Sarpy) makes Lulu (Emme Rylan) feel uncomfortable.