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Oscar Nominee June Squibb To Play Susan Lucci's Mother On Devious Maids!

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La Lucci has got a new on-screen mom and it’s none other than Nebraska star, June Squibb who just recently was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar at this year’s Academy Awards!

According to The Wrap, Squibb will play the character of Velma, the mother of Genevieve Delatour (Susan Lucci) in a two episode arc on the upcoming second season of Marc Cherry’s Devious Maids on Lifetime!

The season premiere is April 20th with the first episode be directed by Eva Longoria who is the co-executive producer of Devious Maids along with Cherry.

Soap fans also remember June Squibb for her role on The Young and the Restless as Pearl who was friends with Jeanne Cooper’s Katherine Chancellor.

What do you think of the casting choice of Squibb as Genevieve Delatour mother AKA Susan Lucci?  Weigh-in!

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M Baptiste
M Baptiste

Brilliant, not since the days of Erica and Mona will we have such a comedic pairing, the glam petulant daughter, the matronly, honestly loveable mom…ha, ha, made my night!!

Kim Huck
Kim Huck

I love Devious Maids and loved this actress on y&R

Ella Brown
Ella Brown

Love Devious Maids and can’t wait for its return 😀

Jeff Gerard
Jeff Gerard

Oh that’s brilliant casting!

Robert
Robert

I bet this is going to be the Mother, Daughter relationship from hell! I am already drooling with anticipation of their scenes together.

wolfsmistress
wolfsmistress

How wonderful to see Ms Squibb playing another role on another iconic soap, albeit it a prime time one this time.

Somewhere, Jeanne Cooper is shouting with joy.
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WATCH: All My Children Reunion On Strahan & Sara

On Monday’s episode of ABC’s Strahan & Sara, the show welcomed several stars of the beloved All My Children for a reunion, of sorts. Joining hosts Michael Strahan and Sara Haines were Susan Lucci (Erica), Walt Willey (Jack), Cady McClain (Dixie), Jacob Young (JR) and Jill Larson (Opal).

While it was wonderful to see the stars from Pine Valley again, it was also a painful reminder that this network, ABC, canceled the show, and had put in its place – The Chew, and now Strahan & Sara – since canning the series.   In fact, as you will see on the clips below, many of the crew who work on this talk show were once the crew for All My Children.

During the segment, Susan Lucci was tested to see if she remembered all of Erica Kane’s wedded names.  Later, Walt Willey and Susan re-created the final scene of the ABC version of All My Children between Erica and Jack, where Jack walks out on her.  However, this time, they have Jack changing his mind and coming back to Erica and sealing their relationship with a kiss – a moment of closure that never happened (since the show moved to online via Prospect Park).

In addition, Cady McClain and Jacob Young re-created the infamous Dixie “dying from eating poison pancakes” scene, as JR watches his mother die, only this time she lives.

It’s always great to see these veteran performers, but Strahan & Sara is trying to capture the soap viewers to put eyeballs on their show by bringing in talent from the show that sadly and wrongly went off the air.

Watch the clips below from the All My Children reunion below.  Then, let us know what you thought of it via the comment section below.

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Soap Alums On Parade At ABC TCA Winter Press Tour: Photo Gallery

This week at the annual ABC TCA (Television Critics Association) Winter Press Tour, the network introduced members of the media to some of the new shows that will be rolled out in the coming months on both ABC and Freeform.  Many notables, who started on the soaps, are in the casts of some of the more exciting new offerings.

In addition, several soap graduates, who are currently appearing on the network in major primetime series were also in attendance promoting the ABC line-up of programming.

Look no further than the photo gallery below to see: Bryan Craig, Denye Tonzts, Eric Winter, Sam Page, Eva Longoria, Jason George, Rome Flynn, and a host of others as they step out and pose for some photos.

So, are you excited to see GH alums, Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan), in his new role as Javi on Grand Hotel? Hayley Erin (Ex-Kiki) in her new role on Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists?  Check out the gallery, and let us know via the comment section.

 

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All My Children Reunion Coming Up On ABC’s Strahan & Sara

Some of your all-time favorites from Pine Valley are getting together to appear on Good Morning America’s re-branded Strahan & Sara ,formerly known as GMA Day.

Make sure to catch the show next Monday, February 11th when hosts Michael Strahan and Sara Haines welcome Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica), Jacob Young (Ex-JR), Cady McClain (Ex-Dixie), Walt Willey (Ex-Jack),and Jill Larson (Ex-Opal).  And, you never know who else might pop up and join this group.

Strahan and Sara airs on ABC at 1PMEST/12PMCST weekdays.

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Are you missing Pine Valley? Here’s a chance to see some of these enduring stars together again.  Most recently, Home & Family back in February of 201,7 held an on-screen reunion for many notables from the series following the passing of its legendary creator, Agnes Nixon.

Will you be checking out Strahan & Sara next week for the segment? Let us know via the comment section below.

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