Former Days of our Lives star Victor Alfieri is heading back to daytime! On April 19 the Italian stallion lands on NBC's other soap, Passions, during the upcoming Roman mystery you first read about here. Alfieri's character, Gianni, is said to be a lothario with a taste for pretty heirheads like Fancy Crane (Emily Harper). Sounds like Gianni's cut from the same scummy mold as Franco Kelly, the Days gigolo Alfieri played from 1996 to 1998. If you recall, Sami faced lethal injection for Franco's murder until the real shooter, Lucas, saved her from the needle.

Meanwhile, Alfieri guest-stars on CSI: Miami on March 6 as a blackmailing pimp who meets an unpleasant end. Um, does anyone else sense a career trend here?