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Investigation Discovery Goes After Lapsed Soap Fans With "Days of Our Knives" Daytime Block!


Over a dozen of your favorite soap stars are set to reunite on cable. No, SOAPnet didn't all of the sudden remember its name. Investigation Discovery is launching a new block of programming aimed at lapsed soap opera lovers!  Smartly christened "Days of Our Knives", the cabler's new daytime block will feature scandalous offerings hosted by soapers Susan Lucci, Kim Zimmer, Robert Newman, Drake Hogestyn and more!

"After the cancellation of All My Children and One Life to Live we saw an opening in the marketplace for some of our most popular series," says ID president and general manager Henry Schleiff. "Our tagline at ID is 'Your Guilty Pleasure' and that's a perfect fit for soap viewers, too. Our show titles even sound like they come from soaps — Happily Never After, Dates From Hell, Deadly Women, Wicked Attraction, Who the Bleep Did I Marry?"

Okay, this Schleiff fellow seems like my kinda TV exec! ID will be using their new soap-themed block to promote the upcoming series Deadly Affairs, hosted by La Lucci herself. The series premieres Sept. 8 at 10/9c. Check out ID's full lineup of upcoming programming hosted by soap stars after the jump!


Who Shoots Stefano DiMera on Days of Our Lives?

Whodunit mysteries almost always pull in viewers to soaps. This week Days of Our Lives kicks off a “Who Shot Stefano DiMera?” arc. Anyone who has lived in Salem for any length of time pretty much has a motive, but DAYS has been laying the groundwork by giving Abe (James Reynolds), Bo (Peter Reckell), Hope (Kristian Alfonso), Rafe (Galen Gering), EJ (James Scott), Kate (Lauren Koslow), John (Drake Hogestyn), Marlena (Deidra Hall) and Will (Chandler Massey) each a reason to take aim at The Phoenix.

Who do you think shoots Stefano DiMera?

Drake Hogestyn, Stephen Nichols and Jeanne Cooper Ham it up in Ellen’s Soap My Fair & Square Lady

Ellen premiered a new soap-within-a-talk show, My Fair & Square Lady, this week. In its debut episode, Days of our Lives star Drake Hogestyn turns out to be the groom at Ellen’s mysterious wedding.

Later in the spoof series, which is part of Ellen's JC Penney campaign, The Young and the Restless’ Stephen Nichols and Jeanne Cooper show up. Nichols starts out wearing an eye patch, until Cooper arrives and reminds him he hasn’t been on that soap for years. A classic slap fest erupts and it is revealed Cooper enjoys Fifty Shades of Grey, just in time for an epic cliffhanger revelation.

In case you missed Ellen's previous soap, As the Tide Turns, we've included it for your viewing pleasure too. Check out  Ellen's My Fair & Square Lady after the jump! READ MORE

Will Judge Tamara Tunie Throw The Book at John Black This Fall on DAYS?


Salem, U.S.A. is getting a new judge, who will look very familiar to CBS soap fans. TVLine is reporting Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star and As The World Turns alum Tamara Tunie is heading to Days of Our Lives. READ MORE

Daytime Stars Heat up NBCUniversal Press Tour All Star Party Red Carpet

Daytime stars (Galen Gering, Kelly Monaco, Farah Fath, Nadia Bjorlin and Brandon Beemer pictured above) from E!’s upcoming reality series Dirty Soap to Days of Our Lives vets Deidre Hall, Drake Hogestyn and Suzanne Rogers lit up the NBCUnversal Press Tour All Star Party red carpet at The Bazaar at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, on August 1st. America’s Got Talent judge Sharon Osbourne, who's taking a "little break" from The Talk, joined in the festivities, as did former The Young and the Restless star Eva Marcille.


DAYS' Molly Burnett Tweets Pics of Some "New" Costars!

It's old home week in Salem! Molly Burnett (Melanie) tweeted the awesome pic above, with a few of her "new" Days of Our Lives costars. Hmm, they sure look fantastically familiar! I tell you what, I cannot WAIT to see John (Drake Hogestyn), Jack (Matthew Ashford) and of course, the ravishing Dr. Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall) back on my screen! September in Salem should be a month to remember!