Susan Lucci, Other All My Children, Guiding Light Stars Heading To Investigation Discovery

A host of former daytime stars are heading to Investigation Discovery with the new programming series "Days of Our Knives," set to launch later this summer.

Alicia Minshew (Kendall Hart on "All My Children"), Jacklyn Zeman (Bobbie Spencer from "General Hospital"), and real life couple Austin Peck and Terri Conn (Brad and Kate Snyder from "As the World Turns") are among the daytime stars who will be a part of the "Days of Our Knives" programming slate, which begins August 20 at 1 PM ET/PT.

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Hosted by the soap stars, the programming, which airs from 1-4 PM, will center on themes (like "Tainted Love Week," "Wicked Women Week") ID is likening to "real-life soap operas."

Additionally, on September 3, the network will give viewers a sneak peek at "Deadly Affairs," which looks at bizarre real-life murders, and is hosted by Susan Lucci, formerly of "All My Children."

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Susan said she she's interested in sharing a story with a beginning a middle and an end.

"What I love about this storytelling is that, we get to see actually what led up to it. And then we get to see what happened after, and we get to see the conviction, we get to see how it ends," she said on Thursday at the Television Critics Association summer tour in Beverly Hills.

"Often times when the press is covering something, it's in the news for a week or maybe two or three and then it's gone and we never know what happened. So here we get to have some kind of closure, if you will. At least we know what happened, what are the consequences of the action," she added.

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The full schedule for "Days of our Knives" is as follows:

"Tainted Love Week" - August 20-24: Hosted by Robert Newman (Joshua Lewis, "Guiding Light") and Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne, "Guiding Light")

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"Wicked Women Week" - August 27-31: Hosted by Lynn Herring (Lucy Coe, "General Hospital"), Jacklyn Zeman (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" - September 17-21: Hosted by Laurence Lau (Greg Nelson, "All My Children") and Alicia Minshew (Kendall Hart, "All My Children")

"Family Secrets" - September 24-27: Hosted by Austin Peck and Terri Conn (Brad and Katie, "As the World Turns")

"Deadly Affairs" premieres officially on September 8 at 10 PM ET/PT on ID.

-- Jolie Lash

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