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Devious Maids Gets 13-Episode Order from Lifetime!

Photo Credit: Steven Bergman

Photo Credit: Steven Bergman

After getting the shaft from ABC,  Marc Cherry’s Devious Maids has officially been picked up and by Lifetime! And that means just as Susan Lucci is about to make an appearance at the Daytime Emmys tomorrow night, she will definitely have more to talk about on the red carpet, as the series in which she co-stars finally gets a green light with a 13-episode order from Lifetime!

“We are glad the show has found a home,”  Ana Ortiz, one of the series stars told The Huffington Post exclusively via email this afternoon. “It is going to be such a thrill to work alongside these Devious Divas,” she added.

Ortiz says she’s not the only one who’s excited about the Lifetime pick-up–Marc Cherry is, too. “Marc seems excited about the partnership with Lifetime. I think he has a lot of wickedness up his creative sleeve…so fun!” she wrote.

Based on a Mexican telenovela format, Devious Maids follows four maids who work for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills, but have ambitions and dreams of their own. The show stars Ortiz (“Ugly Betty”), Dania Ramirez (“Heroes”), Roselyn Sanchez (“Without A Trace”) and Judy Reyes (“Scrubs”), and is co-executive produced by Mark Cherry and Eva Longoria.

Look for Devious Maids to launch in 2013!

 

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Jay
Jay

Will Susan Lucci be appearing? I know she did the pilot, but will she still be on the show itself? Has this been confirmed?

Todd
Todd

Yay! Now that it isn’t on ABC I will plan on watching it.

david
david

Wrong. Who owns a majority share of Lifetime?

barbara t
barbara t

Seriously, Abc/disney owns a share of lifetime? I wasn’t going to watch anyway, but it’s nice to know. Someone should put a list up of the networks abc owns or is a part of so I can avoid it like the plague. You would think that with all the networks and the movies that disney owns they could have kept the soap channel and put One life to live and all my children there, instead of alienating all the soap fans from abc, What a bad business decision abc/disney made and I still can’t believe the place where you wish upon a star turned around and broke my heart in a million pieces, I would take my soaps over any other kind of programing daytime or prime time.

David Larsson
David Larsson

If they do a Drop Dead Diva and bring on Kim Kardashian as a guest star, I’m going to scream.

david
david

Getting the shaft from ABC? It’s simply moving Devious Maids from one Disney/ABC Television Group (DATG or Dumb and Terrible Garbage) network to another owned by DATG!

Who OWNS Lifetime? Lifetime is MANAGED by A&E Television Networks, which in turn is jointly OWNED by Hearst Corporation (42.5%) and Disney (42.5%), with NBCUniversal holding a minority stake (15%).

barbara t
barbara t

Thanks for the info david, I never watch lifetime anyway but its nice to know what those back stabbing abc/disney rats own.

david
david

At least it wasn’t picked up by Prospect Park. That would have been the kiss of death.

barbara t
barbara t

Every time I hear those words prospect park I get sick to my stomach.

Tristan
Tristan

I think Susan Lucci is part of Devious Maids on Lifetime. I don’t think she would have said anything about DM at the Emmy’s if she wasn’t part of it. While the stars are the maids and Susan isn’t the maid many soap oriented and non soap oriented entertainment news outlet believe, suggest that Susan is the big name enven over Ortiz et al. rumour has it despite some people not liking the Erica Kane character Lucci is renknowned for Susan’s Genevieve Delacourt wasone of the highlights of the pilot which is being tweaked. Besides she plays mom to the resident hunk and she brings a lot of fans and plain interest to this group. She also has Deadly Affairs another prime time venture – she’s not doing all that bad for a daytime star or for any star especially considering her age!!!!

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All My Children Alum Christopher Lawford Dead At 63

Sad news to report this Wednesday.  Christopher Lawford, best known to soap fans as Charlie Brent on All My Children from 1992-95, as well in the role of Senator Jordan on General Hospital in 2004, passed away at age 63.

Lawford who is the son of the actor Peter Lawford, and Patricia Kennedy, and whose uncles were Ted, Robert and President John F. Kennedy apparently died at a Yoga Studio on Tuesday night during a health emergency according to a report from TMZ.

As of now, it is being reported that Christopher’s death appears to be from “natural causes.” The coroner is performing an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

Christopher had battled addiction in his life back in the 70’s and 80’s.  The actor was also a New York Times best selling author with his book, ‘Symptoms of Withdrawal.’

Being the nephew of John F. Kennedy, Lawford also spent time in the political arena with staff positions with The Democratic National Committee, and campaigns whether it be at the national, state, or local level

Lawford’s cousin Kerry Kennedy announced his death on social media.

Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica Kane), Lawford’s co-star on All My Children, shared her thoughts on Instagram at his passing: “Such very sad news that wonderful Chris Lawford has passed away. Chris was so great to work with—always prepared and always with a smile and an ease about him. He was warm and charming whether on set at AMC—or working hard for his charity. My deepest sympathy to his family. RIP, Chris”

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Morgan Fairchild And Soap Notables Filming New LGBTQ Series ‘Mélange’

Over the next several days in New York, some very familiar faces to daytime soap fans are busy filming episodes of a new series entitled Melange, which stars Morgan Fairchild (most recently ex-Angelica, DAYS).

The series is set against the backdrop of a historic New York City gay bar named “Melange”, and the fight for ownership over it, when it’s proprietor has suddenly and mysteriously died.  Melange will explore themes of sexuality, immigration, addiction, power, and inclusion.

Guiding Light’s Robert Newman, All My Children’s Darnell Williams, One Life to Live’s Scott Evans ,  Kristen Alderson, Ilene Kristen, and David A. Gregory are some of the daytime faves tapped for roles in the series, which is said to be a half-hour drama.

In story, Newman, plays Syd Winchester, the deceased owner of ‘Mélange’. Scott Evans stars as Ryann Parker, a young man who fights to keep Mélange away from Syd’s wife, Vivian played by

Melange was created and being executive produce by Tom D’Angora, with former OLTL director and Emmy Award-winner, Gary Donatelli, and Tony Award winning producer, Tim Kashani.

According to Variety, at this time no network is currently attached to the project.

So, what do you think of the show concept of Mélange?  Intrigued by the cast?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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One Life to Live & All My Children Reunion Event Photo Gallery

Over the weekend, actors who appeared on two beloved legacy soap operas: All My Children and One Life to Live took part in a reunion event held over GH Fan Club Weekend.  And while the fans in attendance were excited to see some of their favorites, it was the former cast members themselves getting to see their former co-stars for the first time in years which made the event all the more touching.

Then, in big surprise to the attendees, none other than former One Life to Live star, Nathan Fillion showed up to give hugs to his former castmates including: Erin Torpey (Ex-Jessica), and James (Ex-Max) and Kassie DePaiva (Ex-Blair), among others.  Fillion, who has gone on to primetime success with his show Castle, and his upcoming new series on ABC, The Rookie, has never forgotten his beginnings in show business as Joe Buchanan!  Who can forget his on-screen affair with Robin Strasser’s Dorian, which sent Viki (Erika Slezak) into orbit!

Kassie DePaiva (now Eve on DAYS) told Michael Fairman TV on Fillion’s appearance that she had reached out to him to let him know about the event: “I knew the fans would love it.  He is very proud of his roots.”

When asked about seeing the original Blair, Mia Korf, at the same event whom she had never met, Kassie said, “I went, ‘There’s the real Blair,” but it was really nice meeting her.  You know with One Life to Live actors, even if you didn’t work with somebody there is such a camaraderie, which makes this show so special.”

All My Children fans were thrilled to see appearances by Rebecca Budig (Ex-Greenlee), Vincent Irizarry (Ex-David), Jordi Vilasuso, who will soon be seen in his new role on Y&R, and played Dr, Griffin Castillo in Pine Valley, and many more.

Check out our photo gallery of some of the past cast from both AMC and OLTL who showed up to say “hello again” to each other and the fans below.  Then, let us know if it makes you miss Pine Valley and Llanview all the more in the comment section, and which photo you liked the most!

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This weekend we mourn the loss of General Hospital’s beloved Susan Brown who played Gail Baldwin. Here is her final scene from 2004 when Gail and her husband Lee (the late Peter Hansen) showed up at Lila’s funeral and had an exchange with Alan and Monica. Share your thoughts on Susan’s passing via the link below. Leave A Comment

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