Investigation Discovery Renews ‘Deadly Affairs’ With Susan Lucci For Season 2

By | Monday November 12, 2012 @ 7:00am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Investigation Discovery has greenlighted a second season of Deadly Affairs for summer 2013. The series hosted by Susan Lucci premiered in September to a 1.22 HH rating and 3.5 million total viewers, the second-best series debut in … Read More »

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Susan Lucci To Co-Star In Marc Cherry’s ABC Pilot ‘Devious Maids’

By | Friday March 9, 2012 @ 3:18pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Susan Lucci Devious MaidsEXCLUSIVE: Daytime icon Susan Lucci is heading to primetime while staying close to her soap roots. The former All My Children star is returning to ABC with a plum co-starring role in the network’s pilot Read More »

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Four Actors Sign On To Continue On ‘OLTL’ While Susan Lucci Turns Down ‘AMC’ Offer

By | Tuesday September 6, 2011 @ 11:42am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

One Life to Live‘s Michael Easton, Ted King, Kassie DePaiva and the cast’s doyen Erika Slezak have become the first actors to sign deals with Prospect Park, the company that in June acquired the rights to continue to produce soon-to-be-canceled ABC daytime dramas One Life to Live and All My Children online. Prospect Park just announcement the pacts with the four actors. (See statement below.)

Meanwhile, I hear that, after a two-week deliberation, All My Children star Susan Lucci has turned down Prospect Park’s offer to stay on the show. The offer was for a salary identical to what Lucci currently makes at ABC, but I’ve learned that she tried to gouge the producers for more money while also asking to work fewer hours and get a commitment for a primetime series. In light of that development, I hear that Prospect Park may reevaluate its short-term strategy for the two soaps and put its muscle behind the higher-rated OLTL, while moving AMC to the back burner. Prospect Park’s original plan was to re-launch both OLTL and AMC online in the first quarter of 2012. Lucci made headlines over the weekend with a leaked new epilogue to her book All My Life, in which she blasts ABC Daytime president Brian Frons over the series’ cancellation.

On OLTL, King plays Tomas Delgado, Easton portrays John McBain, DePaiva plays Blair Cramer and Slezak plays the matriarch of the Lord family Victoria Lord. Slezak has been on the show since 1971 and has won six Daytime Emmy awards for the role, an Emmy record. Here is Prospect Park’s statement on the quartet’s new deals: Read More »

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Susan Lucci Blasts ABC Daytime Chief Over ‘All My Children’ Cancellation As She Has Yet To Commit To Continue On The Show

By | Saturday September 3, 2011 @ 11:01am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

All My Children star Susan Lucci has some blistering parting words for ABC Daytime president Brian Frons as her soap ends its 41-year run on ABC this month. In a  freshly written epilogue to the upcoming paperback edition … Read More »

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‘AMC’ Star Susan Lucci Mulling Offer To Continue On The Show As It Moves Online

By | Thursday August 18, 2011 @ 2:24pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: She is a daytime institution and the most recognizable star from departing ABC soaps All My Children and One Life To Live. So it would be natural for Prospect Park, the company that recently forged a … Read More »

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‘All My Children’ Doubling Up On Susan Lucci In Final Stretch

By | Monday May 9, 2011 @ 11:17am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

There will be more of All My Children‘s signature star Susan Lucci on the veteran soap before it fades out in September after 41 years. beginning May 12, Lucci, who has been playing Erica Kane since AMC debuted in 1970, … Read More »

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Susan Lucci, Kelly Ripa & Nathan Fillion React To ‘AMC’ & ‘OLTL’ Cancellations

By | Thursday April 14, 2011 @ 6:19pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

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ABC DAYTIME SHAKEUP: Network Cancels BOTH ‘All My Children’ & ‘One Life To Live,’ Replaces Them With Lifestyle Series

Current and former stars of ABC’s All My Children and One Life To Live are mourning the demise of the long-running soaps. “It saddens me that All My Children is canceled,” the series’ signature star Susan Lucci tweeted. “I’ve loved playing Erica Kane and working with (creator) Agnes Nixon & the incredible people at AMC.

“This is like losing a member of your family,” said Kelly Ripa who spent 12 years on the daytime drama where she also met her husband, AMC co-star Mark Consuelos.  All My Children was more than a job.– it was my family.  It was there that I met my husband; it was there when my first two children were born;  it was there where I met many of my life-long friends.  It was the greatest training ground ever. I feel heart sick.” Other famous AMC alums include Josh Duhamel, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Melissa Leo, Christian Slater and Amanda Seyfried. Read More »

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ABC May Be Ready To Trim Its Daytime Drama Lineup: Will ‘All My Children’ Go?

By | Monday March 21, 2011 @ 3:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

In the past couple of years, three daytime dramas bit the dust: CBS’ The Guiding Light and As the World Turns and NBC’s Passions. Despite constant rumors, ABC has been the only network not to pare down its daytime soap … Read More »

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