Susan Lucci Reveals Thoughts On AMC's Cancellation And Reality Shows




The face of ABC Daytime Susan Lucci is still a bit peeved about All My Children getting the boot. La Lucci swung by The Joy Behar Show last week to discuss her book, All My Life. Behar asked Lucci how she felt regarding AMC and One Life To Live's cancellations and the reality shows replacing them. Watch Lucci after the jump!


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Although not completely at fault here, I think the soap press helped kill “All My Children” and “One Life to Live.”

Of the 26 ABC Soaps in Depth issues that came out in 2010, I have a pretty strong hunch that 22 of them were “General Hospital” covers while the other four were divided between “All My Children” and “One Life to Live" (and that's being generous!)

Would it have killed ABC Soaps in Depth to have been a little more fair and balanced? (and Soap Opera Weekly and Soap Opera Digest, you’re not off the hook here either!).

Poetic justice, however, since ABC Soaps in Depth will now be forced to close down and put their staff out of work.

~ Kevin in downtown Tulsa

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this was great
always the consummate professional Susan is....

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I Love This Interview

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Do any of you believe that this rallys and protests will do anything, I mean I know ABC is set in their minds, but do you think another network will take over, or do u think this is the end of these two shows?

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It's nice to see Susan Lucci let her hair down a LITTLE bit more, as opposed to her decidedly more watered down/scripted/rehearsed-sounding interviews that she normally gives on network TV shows. She still kept her class and composure without directly throwing anyone under the bus.......

And I also applaud her for STILL not mentioning the names of those two DISGUSTING-sounding shows that will be replacing AMC and OLTL. Of course, I know she has soooo much more to say, and sadly we will never TRULY know how she feels because she is so damned elegant and dignified.

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What is interesting... they do not have Erika Slezak or Robin Strasser, etc on a show talking about the cancellation of ONE LIFE TO LIVE...

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Susan Lucci also is looking out for herself. She made a bundle in daytime and is probably looking at her future. I have seen her interviewed so I didn't bother to watch this again.

ABC will not change their mind. I can tell you this as a former fan of atwt/gl.

I just think oltl it the better quality soap than gh. I think mags like posted before. I also think fans constant conflict with history, etc. It won't end. Hard for writers to please old/new viewers. I was more into history of atwts/gl but I am really liking the stories on oltl. I see on line all the griping about stories regarding history, etc. I was probably guilty of that with atwt/gl. Maybe down the road soaps will return minus the soap label and they will be daytime dramas. I actually see that happening where there will not be the history to contend with. I think there will be a different return, like I said minu the soap reference. This daily shows are popular in other countries and on the Spanish channels. I wish I knew Spanish because they look really interesting. Also I think more rational decisions would be made in future dramas such as when addressing any rape situatin they do the story and write the character out. Writers are lax in last few years and use popular stars and create conflict. If they think that is going to raise ratings they are crazy. Lets face it folks then you get your activists, some who don't even watch a show, and bring the argument online. So folks who really watch the show please use discretion in debating someone who may not even be watching show only a clip, etc. Sorry for rambling. I still plan on enjoying the show for the rest of the time they are here. I wish the actors well and they may be back some day in an improved daytime drama. Sorry for rambling but I think a lot of doing it these days to cope.

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Why is Susan Lucci considered the "face of ABC daytime" ? Erika Slezak and Robin Strasser are WAY better actresses than Lucci and can act circles around her ! It's only because she's "pretty".

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GG78 wrote:
Why is Susan Lucci considered the "face of ABC daytime" ? Erika Slezak and Robin Strasser are WAY better actresses than Lucci and can act circles around her ! It's only because she's "pretty".

Because the average non-soap viewer knows who she is, while most couldn't pick the other two out of a police lineup?

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Susan Lucci
just has done more then both Erika and Robin, off Daytime.. that is probably why... and she is the younger of the three.. that is my guess..

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And the Susan Lucci bashing commences.............

(shaking my head in despair!)

Susan Lucci has done more than Robin Strasser and Erika Slezak, in terms of her overall career accomplishments. Susan is an entrepreneur who has done at least 200 TV movies (most of them horrible, but I still watched b/c I love Susan Lucci!), launched clothing and skin care lines, books and has built an empire. She is also more recognizable in the media than Robin and Erika are. And her 20 Emmy losses have also helped her gain a mainstream audience. She has even been featured on Saturday Night Live. I love Robin, Erika AND Susan Lucci equally, but they can't compete in terms of overall achievements. Erika and Robin have been primarily known for their acting roles.

I am sure that doing so won't appease all the Lucci haters out there, but I have attached a link to her bio, in case certain people are wondering WHY she's so famous and well-known.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Lucci

Of course, many people don't enjoy her acting or find her to be talented, but I couldn't disagree more, personally. I have always enjoyed her performances and found her to be charming and full of stage presence, pizazz and chutzpah!!!

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What alstonboy said.

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Speaking about soaps in depth made me remember that nelson is reporting that Lynn Leahey is leaving digest.
She probably sees the handwriting on the disappearing soap wall.

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SoapActor wrote:
Do any of you believe that this rallys and protests will do anything, I mean I know ABC is set in their minds, but do you think another network will take over, or do u think this is the end of these two shows?

I am confused SoapActor. DIdn't you state that these shows were picked up?? You stated you knew as a fact and we would all be wearing egg on our faces for doubting you. Are you quesioning the scenerio too now?? Puzzled

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I love Susan and hope I continue to see her on tv. Very sad to loose both these shows which have been on since I have been on this earth. I used to watch them with my grandmother, a time which was so special to me..even more so now that she is gone. I will always have fond memories of the soaps for this reason along with many others. I have heard and read people asking if anther network will pick them up, the answer is no...Disney/ABC has the rights from what I understand and it's really very doubtful they will continue as we have come to know and love them.

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JAQ wrote:
SoapActor wrote:
Do any of you believe that this rallys and protests will do anything, I mean I know ABC is set in their minds, but do you think another network will take over, or do u think this is the end of these two shows?

I am confused SoapActor. DIdn't you state that these shows were picked up?? You stated you knew as a fact and we would all be wearing egg on our faces for doubting you. Are you quesioning the scenerio too now?? Puzzled

Just answer the question and not point fingers, what a waste of energy

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SoapActor][quote=JAQ][quote=SoapActor wrote:
Just answer the question and not point fingers, what a waste of energy

What a waste to post untrue rumors with no merit.

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Ryan Scott---

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So Joy Behar guest starred on ONE LIFE TO LIVE...why did she have a bit of a problem trying to recall that it was the other soap being cancelled?
Erik

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JAQ... you are just ..... I dont have the balls to tell it on here , cause I will be polite, but you are defintely a bitter old troll.

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SoapActor wrote:
JAQ... you are just ..... I dont have the balls to tell it on here , cause I will be polite, but you are defintely a bitter old troll.

I am not bitter. And certainly not old!! Wink I just 'call people' on their bullshit. And that is what I am doing to you. I will call you on your lying rumors until you stop spreading them.
You are a wanna be something, and in the process you look like a fool.

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Just go away, SoapHacktor.

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TV Gord wrote:
Just go away, SoapHacktor.

Thank you TVGord! Wink

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Im not going away, just cause I read things
and said them on here, just like the others do
so get your head out of your ... and be human...
you want a war on here, you got one .. cause I wont back down ..
wannabe something? HA! If you only knew who I really was .....

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LOL @ what Susan had to say about Survivor: "I used to think to myself 'Really? If these guys are starving on a boat, don't you think the crews gonna throw 'em some tuna?'" LOL!! Love it & love her.

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As always, well said Alstonboy!!!!! I couldn't agree more!! Beer Love Smile

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SoapActor wrote:
Im not going away, just cause I read things
and said them on here, just like the others do
so get your head out of your ... and be human...
you want a war on here, you got one .. cause I wont back down ..
wannabe something? HA! If you only knew who I really was .....

Why are lashing out? Just admit that you were totally wrong and move on.

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SoapActor wrote:
Im not going away, just cause I read things
and said them on here, just like the others do
so get your head out of your ... and be human...
you want a war on here, you got one .. cause I wont back down ..
wannabe something? HA! If you only knew who I really was .....

I can assure you, if anyone leaves this site first, it will be you. YOu are not well perceived by many, and there have been numerous complaints about you.
As far as 'wanna be' that is exactly what you are. Good luck living in dreamland.

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Keanna--

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SOAP ACTOR -- ??? are you anybody, whose anybody????? Please