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Devious Maids OUT of the ABC Fall Lineup! No Lucci on Primetime Soap!

Photo Credit: Steven Bergman

Photo Credit: Steven Bergman

Bad news for soap fans who were clamoring to see Susan Lucci in a new soapy role!  ABC has decided not to pick up Devious Maids, Marc Cherry’s follow up nighttime sudser to Desperate Housewives!  Thus, Susan Lucci who was to play a comedic turn as Genevieve Delacourt will not get the opportunity to bring the character to life in a series format.

Another primetime soap opera pilot also bit the dust that we have been reporting on.   ABC’s Americana, the high-fashion industry soap,  reminiscent of the premise of The Bold and the Beautiful,  was also canned.

The two primetime soaps that did make the fall line-up, one of which we previously reported, are  Jonathan Jackson’s Nashville which also stars Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere, and Red Widow which is a mob series soap opera! (GH anyone?)

Red Widow is from Twilight screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg, and is the saga of a woman played by Radha Mitchell, who must take her slain husband’s place in a crime syndicate, to both avenge his death and maintain her family’s lavish lifestyle.   Deadline.com delivered all the news of what new shows will launch on ABC this fall.

So what do you think about Devious Maids getting the axe? Are you interested in any of the other new primetime soaps from ABC?  Let us know!

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Mary
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Mary

Wonder she thinks ABC is so great now.Two shows they cut her out of. Blame it solely on Frons.Everyone knows he ruined AMC’s storylines but Sweeney wanted the soaps gone and what is her excuse for OLTL to get cancelled?

Gina
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Gina

They should have given La Lucci a shot, she would have kicked ass!!

PattyJean639
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PattyJean639

Susan Lucci is so talented and so special, I’m sure this or that further disappointment will not bring her down !!! If Susan reads these comments, I’d like to remind her how well received she was when guesting on “Hot In Cleveland”. Also, Fran Dresher has made a hilarious comeback on her “Happily Divorced” on the same network … I suggest Ms. Lucci take this failed pilot or another pilot over to TVLand and get the respect (and ratings) she deserves — Viva La Lucci !!!

tretag
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tretag

Too bad for Susan. ABC probably made part of the decision based on the fact there are large groups boycotting ABC. Even though Ms. Lucci has a large fan base, most of those fans would not have tuned in. Maybe Marc Cherri can take the show and Lucci to another network.

ricardo
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ricardo

i was looking forward to see susan lucci on devious maids. general hospital or the young and the restless should hire susan lucci. she maybe can play erica kane again on general hospital. that would be an idea. or a new role on young and the restless. don’t worry about susan lucci she did save her money as erica cane. i would love susan to come back to daytime. forget about all my children. its never gonna come back.

barbara t
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barbara t

Erika kane in port charles, I dont think so, Tracy quartermaine would have her for lunch then spit her out before dinner. I dont think anyone would want to put up with ms. kanes ego and self centered attitude.

lipstickcat
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lipstickcat

Susan Lucci never seemed to care too much about AMC being cancelled. She has all that crap she sells on HSN & those infomercials & she does some acting so she never seemed so concerned. None of the actors on AMC were as emotional as the OLTL actors were about being cancelled. Maybe they liked their jobs more.

Chaz
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Chaz

Gee, wonder if her comments about Frons had any effect on their decision?

Annie
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Annie

Well, you never know, but I think it was a very unwise thing for her to do. Never bad mouth an ex employer, future employer’s think you will do the same to them. I think she was playing this and the PP offer off each other and came out the loser. I heard investors dropped out when she wouldnt sign on (PP).

barbara t
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barbara t

I could be wrong but she downed brian frons, never once did I hear her say it was the fault of abc/disney which it was the network, he was their fall guy, the other soap stars said abc, She stayed with the network that killed all my children, If I was her I would have left, but that’s her choice and now they got her twice. She is not the reason pp dropped out, there are very good stars that signed on the dotted line, from one life to live imo, all my children should have been dropped and they… Read more »

lipstickcat
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lipstickcat

I doubt it. He got his money & he’s long gone. He’s a hachet man off to cause misery somewhere else.

Susan M.
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Susan M.

No Im not innterested in any new primetime soaps on ABC…………..Don’t watch hardly ever any primetime shows on ABC…I am strickly a daytime viewer of abc… I watch GH & use to watch OLTL and would have continue to do so if it wasn’t cancelled…I watch CBS, fox channel(american Idol) Cbs(ncis) . Oh I watch on abc The game shoes on at 7:00pm the one w/Alex Tribeck & Wheel of Fortune and the news thay’s about it for primetime on abc………..They should put OLTL on primetime but that will never happen…….

barbara t
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barbara t

Abc/disney should never put one life to live on there prime time line up. It will be out the door quicker then a speeding bullet, The rat channel loves to cancel good shows. can’t be done on another network because they won’t give the rights to continue all my children and one life to live any where else. Because of abc/disney we are doomed when it comes to our soaps, Only good thing to happen would be for them to put them back where the soaps were and that’s not going to happen either. Our afternoons will never be the… Read more »

Susan M.
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Susan M.

Going to watch wheel of fortune now….

Torrey
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Torrey

Sounds like to me, Susan needs to switch networks.

barbara t
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barbara t

She should have done that the day abc/disney announced the cancellations of all my children and one life to live. Who knows maybe she was hoping for a breadcrumb from the network that owned her for over 40 years. Seems to me that the rat channel is not devoted to all the people who work for them even if they made them a boat load of money for decades.

Susan M.
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Susan M.

Susan Lucci isn’t having any luck finding another job……….I can’t see her being in a funny role…………..I can’t see her playing a comedic role at all…It would be totally out of character for her………………………..It’s like being out in left field……….Totally wrong for Ms. Lucci………

ethel
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ethel

any actor/actress worth their salt can portray any type of role whether it be drama or comedy…………….

barbara t
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barbara t

Susan m, I don’t think she is funny either and it is out of character for her to try to be, I think my buddy, 1loveabcsoaps is right Susan lucci is erika kane, Lets see her do something else as long as it isn’t on abc, I would give it a try.

Susan M.
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Susan M.

Sorry I just can’t picture Ms. Lucci in a comedic role…

1lovebcsoaps
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1lovebcsoaps

You got that right, buddy!

1loveabcsoaps

barbara t
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barbara t

SUSAN, SUSAN, SUSAN, You should have ran not walked away from abc/disney,Those idiots canceled 2 classic soaps that still had several years of stories to go, Those greedy bastards thought they were real sharp in ditching the soaps and put garbage shows on for people who cant think for themselves. Now I’m all messed up and I had to change my television habits and that wasn’t easy I miss my soaps. I hope you leave abc/disney like I did stick with army wives and the id channel anything is better then being employed by a RAT.

Susan M.
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Susan M.

I like watching Gh a lot lately……………. I read in the ABC soaps digest that Sonny’s new love MIGHT BE Kendall from AMC….It was on the front cover of magazine…Not sure about that …………..I like watching GH & like seeing OLTL cross overs………………If show doesn’t last more than a year I don’t know what I will watch on daytime….Sometimes to fill in the time I watch my DVD movies 0r catch up on the housework…..Without any soaps to watch I don’t know what to do…………Haven’t really figured it all out completely yet….

gloria
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gloria

Susan must just be bored to death with her life without AMC, trying to find all this new work. I mean we don’t see Erika Slezak out pounding the pavement trying to get herself back on tv. And as I’ve said before I’d rather never see Erika Slezak again than to see her doing some trashy show that is unworthy of her. The only thing I can see is her doing theatre or writing a book (I wish!) Gosh wouldn’t we love to see a 500-600 page book with lots of pictures of her entire life story & all those… Read more »

T.S.
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T.S.

Yep.. I think Susan Lucci is very determined to be on another show…. She should take some well rested time off and show up in a year or so…. I’m sure she does not need the money

1lovebcsoaps
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1lovebcsoaps

Exactly. She should go study and try to really embrace a part that doesn’t encompous her being Erica Kane. I loooooveed Susan Lucci back in the day. Loved, loved. But as everyone on here knows me as being, I am going to be honest and fair about things. Susan needs to go away for a year, study, and come back and be rehabilitated from Erica Kane. Perhaps garnering an Emmy nomination in Primetime, being soooo good. Still love her, but tired of her Erica Kane personal in ALL projects she ventures into, including commercials, Dancing w/ The Star’s and even… Read more »

barbara t
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barbara t

I agree with you T.S and Gloria. she should Take a break stop looking so desperate. Gloria, I would love to read a book by Erika Slezak, I miss her so much and hope she wins the emmy, for her, for us the fans, and to shove it down the throats of the greedy abc/disney. And Gloria. thats ok, I go off subject all the time.I am the master at getting carried away with different subjects going on at the same time Makes what you are writing, for me anyway, interesting.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Too bad for all the talented folks involved :'( BUT… ABC STINKS!!! So I’m not surprised. Im boycotting ABC and wouldnt have watched. Maybe a cable network will be smart enough to pick it up and I’ll get to enjoy it too. I think it sounds really good!

Shirley Handy
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Shirley Handy

I can’t believe they are getting rid of the great shows they have on now. Hope they don’t put more news, food and etc shows on at night. I think they will loose all there tv audience. Susan has another show she working on for one of the cable networks. I just can’t believe the shows ABC is getting rid of such as GBC, Cougars (TBS now) and so many more. They must really be losing money and the two night time soaps don’t even sound like they are worth watching. I hate the mob on GH and the only… Read more »

David Larsson
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David Larsson

Such a shame. I’m hoping she’ll guest star on Drop Dead Diva or the Client List in the future. Or make another return appearance to Hot In Cleveland.

Carol Painter
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Carol Painter

I ADMIRE her for speaking THE TRUTH. It took alot of guts, it really did. What abc/disney did to all of those actors/actresses, crew, writers etc..was DISGUSTING. She was one of the few, who put everything on the line to SPEAK OUT. I speak out every chance I get about what Frons, disney /abc has done, and guess what..??I’m banned from posting on all abc boards. DO I CARE?? NO. I will continue to ask everyone to boycott disney. I couldn’t care less then I already do. I hope Disney falls and crumbles, Greed and money hungry wealthy people, who… Read more »

barbara t
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barbara t

Your right carol painter about every thing you said, My problem with Susan Lucci is that she said the fans are not there anymore and we are, she said the same thing the soap killer brian frons said, I was always there and since the announcement of the cancellation of the soaps I have boycotted abc, I like susan lucci but I believe she underestimated the soap fans, we are here and we never went away abc/disney lied about the amount of true fans the soaps had and she should know that.Brian frons isnt the only one responsible for killing… Read more »

Carol Painter
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Carol Painter

Oh I blame all of the head honcho’s at Disney. Hey , Look at how they treated Regis Philben. I watched Live w/Regis for 30 years..Haven’t watched it since Kelly Ripa was rude to clay aiken, when he co -hosted…She has gotten too big for her britches imo..I can’t even believe she was given that show…I honestly haven’t watched it since then..That show WAS REGIS PHILBEN..but couldln’t watch it with her… If Susan Lucci did say that about the fans Not being there…I don’t think she means we aren’t watching.. But in al honesty, I have to say…I was SHOCKED… Read more »

barbara t
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barbara t

I forgot about regis, that’s right they did treat him bad. And I also still miss one life to live I don’t think I will ever get over loosing it, I’ve watched it since the day it began and no other soap will or could take its place.

Carol Painter
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Carol Painter

Oh absolutely, nothing can ever take the place of OLTL, ever..it was THE BEST soap on T.V. THE BEST. Funny, too….miss my David Vickers..and the dog too!ROXY, LOL…

But losing it was soooooo horrible for me..(I really loved it too) that seeing McBain, Starr, TODD, (and hopefully way more to come0 puts a smile on my face, I just love seeing them..(AS THEM) and any way Ron Carlivati can do this for the fans..I am on board!! I’ll take my OLTL anyway I can get it.

Tad
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Tad

I was hoping for a miracle and Devious Maids would be picked up. It has other great actos besides Lucci. I do think Marc Cherry was unwise to have four Latinos as the stars. The series could have had a far wider market with a multicultural approach to the four starring maids. Supposedly it was very well written so I am not sure what happened. To the poster who said Lucci couldn’t do comedy I don’t think are giving her enough credit. She was amazing in Faith and Hope, Saturday Night Live and Hot In Cleveland. I’d love to see… Read more »

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Oh, the comments here! I think DEVIOUS MAIDS may not have been picked up because of factors other than its quality. (I have not seen the pilot.) The logline and press about the project maid it sound very DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, only from a downstairs point of view. That and the failure of GCB (Sigh!), may have been why the web went other directions in its choices for 2012-2013. MAIDS seems too much of this ilk and ratings showed this is not the time for those kinds of series. And for those commetning on Susan Lucci, well… she is an actress… Read more »

1lovebcsoaps
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1lovebcsoaps

Susan has to allow herself the opportunity. But at least you agree that it would be nice to see Susan do something more than Erica Kane. I have written about this on this board, (while defending her) and her skill, it’s time for Susan to give us more than her beaiuty, and blazzing eyes. We know she’s beautiful, we been looking at her for years now.

See my post about this subject written in a Feb (back log) post, including video of Susan doing her finest work as Erica Kane.

Mo
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Mo

It sounded like it might be a good show. Maybe they can shop it elsewhere. Wonder why it didn’t make it, but then ABC doesn’t have a history of making good decisions.

Rob
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Rob

Maybe ABC wants to get rid of Marc Cherry. He sounds like a real prize.

barbara t
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barbara t

A real prize that likes to slap women.

Tad
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Tad

Sadly while Erika Sleazak is one heck of an actress she isn’t the brand or star of Susan Lucci. OLTL may have had very slighlty higer ratings but AMC had the higher “brand” rating

Troy Turner
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Troy Turner

I claim no inside knowledge, but don’t be surprised if DM gets picked up mid-season

Mat
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Mat

They will regret not to pick Devious Maids up! Marc Cherry is one of the best TV shows writer that ABC have nowadays and they choose not to pick it up? Believe me, a lot of this series that they chose will be canceled right after the pilot just like Charlie’s Angels was. And than they will consider Devious Maids. Wait and see.

Jewel
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Jewel

This is a total shame. Apparently ABC doesn’t want any part of the AMC Soap stars. The network needs to think of other people who do not like to watch the “up to date” shows that they think that I in particular would like to watch. I hope the new shows FAIL. ABC should think about what they are doing real hard. I am going to another network immediately if not sooner. All I can say is
DRAT! to ABC for not picking up the show.

Jumps
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Jumps

A mob soap opera? Really? Do NOT count me in on watching that!

Tad
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Tad

First, Devious Maids is rumoured to being considered on LIfetime TV. The main issue will be reducing costs for cable tv. They could do it I think by slighlty reducing the cast. Being innovative and finding sponsors not just for commercial time but perhaps designer clothes, furniture and maybe get a hotel chain to capitalize on the maids theme. I also suggest diversifying the maid cast from Latino and switching them up for an Afro American, Asian and caucasian maid. Second, really try to utilize Susan Lucci and Oritiz who have certain cachet and from all reports despite people saying… Read more »

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Since the time of Brian’s posting, friends, colleagues and fans have been posting tributes and condolences on the actor’s Facebook page.  You can view that here.

 

In this heartbreaking photo below from Steven Bergman, during his time on As the World Turns, Ben is pictured with the late Nathaniel Marston, as well as Jaime Nicole Dudney and Terri Conn.

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On All My Children, Ben was part of the important social issue storyline brought into the ABC legacy soap opera by the iconic Agnes Nixon, who was always trying to move the needle forward in daytime, as the character of Kevin was a gay high school student facing bullying, ridicule and discrimination for his sexuality.

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Sad news to report. Ben Jorgensen who played Kevin Sheffield on All My Children has past away at 51 years old. My understanding is it was suicide. I have heard he suffered from Bipolar disorder but as I have not spoke to him in years I do not know all the details. I just want to remember the good times we had on the set of All My Children 24 years ago. He was a good guy and had the courage to play a gay teenager on tv back when it was nowhere near as common to have representation as it is today. He was part of an award winning storyline…but mostly we just had some good times back then…my condolences go out to his friends and family. Please everybody hang in there and reach out for help if you need it. #Actor #Filmmaker #BenJorgensen #BenMonk #Life#Death#AllMyChildren #Suicide #sad #rest

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All My Children favorite Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan Lavery) and Debbie Matenopoulos will return as co-hosts .

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“I’ve been trying to find the words, but nothing comes close to how I feel. I’ve been reflecting on every moment, every conversation, every laugh, every disagreement, every hug…everything.

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What do you think of Michael’s tribute to Chadwick and how they have been interconnected dating back to 2003 and All My Children? Comment below.

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