TVLine Items: Days Favorite Returns, Humans Sets Debut Date and More

Thaao Penghlis Days of Our Lives

Pack your bags, Thaao Penghlis: You’re headed back to Salem.

The Days of Our Lives fan favorite, who has appeared on the soap since 1981, is set to reprise his role as Andre DiMera, TVLine has confirmed.

Further details about Penghlis’ return — including when his episodes will air — are not yet available.

Meanwhile, soap vet A Martinez (Santa Barbara, General Hospital) is joining Days in the new role of Eduardo, who, according to Soap Opera Digest, “will have many connections in Salem.”

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* AMC’s upcoming drama Humans will debut Sunday, June 28, at 9/8c, the network announced Thursday. The eight-part series — which stars William Hurt (Damages) and Katherine Parkinson (The Honourable Woman) — takes place in a parallel present where families rely on Synths: highly developed, artificially intelligent servants that are eerily similar to their living counterparts.

* The final three episodes of The Late Show With David Letterman will feature appearances by Tom Hanks, Eddie Vedder and Bill Murray, who was Letterman’s first guest on Aug. 30, 1993.

* Steven Pasquale (The Good Wife, Rescue Me) has been cast in FX’s American Crime Story, playing former LAPD detective Mark Fuhrman, per The Hollywood Reporter.

* Reruns of Last Man Standing will begin airing on Hallmark Channel in January 2016, Deadline reports.