Don't expect to simply see All My Children superstar Susan Lucci introducing clips packages, while hosting Investigation Discovery's Deadly Affairs. The legend, who will always be known as the brazen Erica Kane, revealed at TCA she will be portraying characters during true crime reenactments on the reality series! Said Lucci:
“What I love about Deadly Affairs is the way they are producing the show,” said Deadly Affairs host Susan Lucci. “It has a different look than anything that I have seen. Admittedly, I haven’t seen everything of this genre, but I have watched many shows. While the dramatic reenactment is on location, I’m playing a character as well. It’s not myself. I’m playing a character, which frees things up. And I am also on location, which adds to the storytelling. And the locations and the costume changes and all of that always are organic to the storytelling.”
Over a dozen of your favorite soap stars are set to reunite on cable. No, SOAPnet didn't all of the sudden remember its name. Investigation Discovery is launching a new block of programming aimed at lapsed soap opera lovers! Smartly christened "Days of Our Knives", the cabler's new daytime block will feature scandalous offerings hosted by soapers Susan Lucci, Kim Zimmer, Robert Newman, Drake Hogestyn and more!
"After the cancellation of All My Children and One Life to Live we saw an opening in the marketplace for some of our most popular series," says ID president and general manager Henry Schleiff. "Our tagline at ID is 'Your Guilty Pleasure' and that's a perfect fit for soap viewers, too. Our show titles even sound like they come from soaps — Happily Never After, Dates From Hell, Deadly Women, Wicked Attraction, Who the Bleep Did I Marry?"
Okay, this Schleiff fellow seems like my kinda TV exec! ID will be using their new soap-themed block to promote the upcoming series Deadly Affairs, hosted by La Lucci herself. The series premieres Sept. 8 at 10/9c. Check out ID's full lineup of upcoming programming hosted by soap stars after the jump!
Susan Lucci, Erika Slezak and Cameron Mathison Celebrate Cancelled Daytime Soaps at The Daytime EmmysBy Jamey Giddens on June 24, 2012
The legendary Susan Lucci moderated a tribute to her iconic character Erica Kane, as well as several of daytime's recently cancelled soap operas, including All My Children, One Life to Live, As The World Turns and Guiding Light. To help her along, she invited OLTL's leading lady Erika Slezak and her former AMC scene partner Cameron Mathison on stage. While it was nice to see the soaps we've lost honored, it would have been cool if their had been video montages from those sudsers! Watch the tribute below.
Marc Cherry's Devious Maids is back in play! The Desperate Housewives auteur's adaptation of the telenovela Ellas son la Alegría del Hogar has been picked up with a 13-episode order. Ex-Housewife Eva Longoria is one of the executive producers. READ MORE
Will Susan Lucci's and the Devious Maids finally make it to television? According to Deadline, the Marc Cherry and Eva Longoria project may not be dead in the water. The site is reporting Lifetime is currently eyeing the drama to be added to their roster. As of now the talks are in their early stages, but it seems Lifetime is interested in snagging shows that didn't make the cut at broadcast upfronts. Devious Maids revolves around four maids (Roselyn Sanchez, Ana Ortiz, Judy Reyes, and Dania Ramirez) who are dreaming of a better life, while working for the wealthy in Beverly Hills.