Investigation Discovery Launches Soap ProgrammingBy SOD Posted: Aug 2, 2012
On Monday, August 20, Investigation Discovery is shining a light on real-life soap stories with the launch of a new daytime programming block, DAYS OF OUR KNIVES. "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!" The block will run from 1-4 p.m.; here's a breakdown of the schedule: Tainted Love Week - August 20-24: Hosted by Robert Newman (ex-Josh, GL) and Kim Zimmer (ex-Reva, GL); Wicked Women Week - August 27-31: Hosted by Lynn Herring (ex-Lucy, GH), Jacklyn Zeman (Bobbie, GH), and Judi Evans (Adrienne, DAYS); Revenge Week - September 3-7: Hosted by Drake Hogestyn and Kristian Alfonso (John and Hope, DAYS), Bad Boys Week - September 10-14: Hosted by Matt Ashford (Jack, DAYS) and Kin Shriner (ex-Scott, GH); Double Lives Week- September 17-21: Hosted by Laurence Lau (ex-Greg, AMC) and Alicia Minshew (ex-Kendall, AMC); Family Secrets Week - September 24-27: Hosted by real ife-duo Austin Peck and Terri Conn (ex-Brad and Katie, ATWT). On Monday, September 3 at 1 p.m. the network will offer viewers a first look at the all-new series DEADLY AFFAIRS with Susan Lucci (ex-Erica, AMC), which premieres Saturday, September 8 at 10 p.m.