By enlisting adored soap stars to host themed programming each weekday, ID will provide a new alternative to devoted soap fans searching for new “stories” to turn to. Hosting the block each day will be talent hailing from GUIDING LIGHT¸ to the now-longest running American soap currently in production, GENERAL HOSPITAL.
“Investigation Discovery is already the home of guilty pleasure programming, but perhaps there is no more popular example of a classic guilty pleasure than the soap opera,” said Henry Schleiff, president and general manager of Investigation Discovery. “With ID being the #4 network in daytime for Women 25-54*, we realized that soap fans already love The Young and The Restless so let’s give it to them ID-style: the young and the reckless!”
Each week of DAYS OF OUR KNIVES will have its own theme and different stars to introduce the true-life programming based on their scandalous soap personalities. The schedule is as follows:
Tainted Love Week August 20-24: Hosted by Robert Newman (Joshua Lewis, GUIDING LIGHT) and Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne, Guiding Light)
Wicked Women Week August 27-31: Hosted by Lynn Herring (Lucy Coe, GENERAL HOSPITAL), Jacklyn Zeman (Barbara “Bobbie” Spencer, GENERAL HOSPITAL), and Judi Evans (Adrienne Johnson Kiriakis, DAYS OF OUR LIVES)
Revenge Week September 3-7: Hosted by Drake Hogestyn (John Black, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) and Kristian Alfonso (Hope Brady, Days Of Our Lives)
Bad Boys Week September 10-14: Hosted by Matt Ashford (Jack Deveraux, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) and Kin Shriner (Scott Baldwin, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
Double Lives Week September 17-21: Hosted by Laurence Lau (Greg Nelson, ALL MY CHILDREN) and Alicia Minshew (Kendall Hart, ALL MY CHILDREN)
Family Secrets Week September 24-27: Hosted by Austin Peck and Terri Conn, who played Brad and Katie Snyder, a couple on AS THE WORLD TURNS and are married in real life
Additionally, on Labor Day, Monday, September 3 at 1 p.m. ET/PT, Investigation Discovery’s DAYS OF OUR KNIVES block will offer viewers a first look at the all-new series DEADLY AFFAIRS with Susan Lucci. The top of the hour will be hosted by the queen of daytime television herself and will provide a 10-minute sneak peek of the series perfectly timed during the 1 p.m. timeslot, which All My Children dominated for 41 years. DEADLY AFFAIRS premieres Saturday, September 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.