Friday, September 28, 2007

Daytime Soap Stars in New Prime Time Series

With the new fall prime time season underway, several current and former daytime soap stars are turning up in starring or guesting roles on new series. Here's a rundown:

"Chuck" (Mondays, NBC): Ryan McPartlin (ex-Hank, "Passions") appeared in the pilot episode as Chuck's sister's boyfriend nicknamed "Captain Awesome".

"K-Ville" (Mondays, Fox): Tawny Cypress (ex-Shambala, "All My Children") stars as Ginger.

"Carpoolers" (Tuesdays, ABC): Faith Ford (ex-Julia, "Another World") stars as Leila. Tim Peper (ex-Jimmy, "Guiding Light") stars as Dougie.

"Reaper" (Tuesdays, CW): Ray Wise (ex-Jamie, "Love of Life" and ex-Hal, "Days of our Lives") stars as the Devil.

"Pushing Daisies" (Wednesdays, ABC): Anna Friel (ex-Poppy, "Emmerdale") stars as Chuck. Swoosie Kurtz (ex-Ellie, "As The World Turns") plays Lily.

"Dirty Sexy Money" (Wednesdays, ABC): Natalie Zea (ex-Gwen, "Passions") stars as Karen Darling. Daniel Cosgrove (Bill, "Guiding Light") is a recurring guest star playing Freddy Mason, Karen's fiance. Trevor St. John (Todd, "One Life to Live") guest starred on the pilot as "Dutch", Nick's father, in a flashback.

"Bionic Woman" (Wednesdays, NBC): Not daytime, but Michelle Ryan (ex-Zoey, "EastEnders") stars as Jamie Sommers. Jamie's rival, Sarah Corvis, is played by Katee Sackhoff (ex-Annie, "Undressed").

"Life" (Wednesdays, NBC): Brynn Thayer (ex-Jenny, "One Life to Live") guest starred in the pilot episode.

"Gossip Girl" (Wednesdays, CW): Penn Badgley (ex-Phillip, "The Young and the Restless") stars as Dan. Kelly Rutherford (ex-Sam, "Generations") stars as Darla.

"Big Shots" (Thursdays, ABC): Nia Long (ex-Katie, "Guiding Light") guest starred in the pilot episode as did Wendy Moniz (ex-Dinah, "Guiding Light") and Peyton List (ex-Lucy, "As The World Turns").

"Women's Murder Club" (Fridays, ABC): Aubrey Dollar (ex-Marina, "Guiding Light") stars as Cindy. Rob Estes (ex-Glenn, "Days of our Lives") stars as Tom.

"Moonlight" (Fridays, CBS): Brandon Molale (ex-Hank, "Days of our Lives") guest stars in the pilot as a Demon Guard.

"Viva Laughlin" (Sundays, CBS): Eric Winter (ex-Rex, "Days of our Lives") stars as Peter.

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