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Susan Lucci lands new gig as host of "Deadly Affairs" on real life crimes of passion!

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Photo Credit: Steven Bergman

In a sort of clever way to utilize Susan Lucci’s soap experience, the actress and All My Children soap icon has signed on to host and narrate “Deadly Affairs,” a new prime-time series airing on Investigation Discovery Channel. The show will explore true stories of romance gone wrong and the crimes of passion that resulted, the network announced Thursday.  Filming of the 10-episode season is expected to begin in March, with its premiere slated for this fall.

Lucci described to the Associated Press, the show being about deceptive love relationships, love triangles and betrayal that have deadly consequences, and they end in tragedy.

Susan went on to say, “Every day you hear these stories and you think, ‘Oh, my goodness!’ Then they disappear. You don’t know what happened next, and you don’t know why they happened. I’m hoping that, in exploring them, we’ll shed some light on human nature. As Erica, I got punished for my wrong deeds. I wound up in jail several times, even in a blood-stained ball gown. But with ‘Deadly Affairs,’ these are not characters on a soap opera. This is real life.”

Describing her new show as a “real-life soap,” she called her hosting role “a perfect match,” adding, “I couldn’t help but smile” after getting the series offer.  When asked about the soaps and her run on AMC, Lucci revealed, “I miss Erica tremendously. That’s the same thing I hear from people I meet.”

What do you think of Susan’s new gig? Let us know.

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barbara t
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barbara t

Watch the I d channel all the time when I m not watching the soaps (guess Ill be watcing it at 2oclock next monday) anyway I like to see the bad guys get caught,happy for her, will look forward to seeing this new show in the fall. sad to see the cast of all my children go here and there ,at least there working .It just makes it more final that all my children is never coming back.

gloria
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I love the ID channel too. It will be a good alternative Monday afternoon. I, for one, will be popping my vcr tape in & just letting Llanview play. I recorded every show since Nov. 23 to play at work (one girl office & that’s me) when I normally watch. Just to hear the theme music & the voices of my dear friends in the background of my day will help me, even if I’ve seen the show. You are right though, while we are glad for the cast to be working it is sad & hard for them to… Read more »

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Nice for Susan, I’m a fan. But right now, the spotlight belongs on OLTL and not Susan, as OLTL didn’t take any of the spotlight away from Susan NOR, AMC and its finale. I don’t know when this was made public, BUT I sure hope it wasn’t made public today. Don’t want to hear about it. This is OLTL’s movement. And when she narrates this show, I will be there to support, but no interest today, tomorrow or this weekend. I’m in mouring.

gloria
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gloria

Boy, after seeing today’s OLTL I am sick from crying so much-what the hell are they gonna do tomorrow? Today’s was so damned sad. Rex & Bo, Rex & Natty, Rex & Roxy, just for starters. I am with you-mourning the loss of a huge part of my life.

barbara t
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barbara t

yes Me to,And it does feel like someone died ,heres the number again,818 460 7477/ 663 for one life to live,how are we going to feel after it ends?today was a heart breaker.ERika slezak pretty much said it all.I cried though the whole thing.

1loveabcsoaps
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What channel is the I D channel, what number?
Second: I just read where U said, Live with Kelly comes on Fox your area. Where is that? I thought you were in the surrounding/ upstate NYC area.

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Oh wow! I thought you were nearby, bc I read somewhere when U posted you were outside at the abc studio complaing about the cancelation of the soaps. I know I read that posted by you. Anyway, I have been thinking of moving to Florida lately, but it’s like my 3rd choice.
I didn’t know that abc told Kelly to keep her mouth shut about the soaps… Where did you read that? (Oh wow, just turned to Lifetime the Bodyguard is on). Yes, did you read that OR did U hear Kelly say that?

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

Good News if Susan’s show comes the I D channel, if her show comes on at 2pm, which the post above mine says it does…. Barbara T…you might want to let folk on here know that.

barbara t
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barbara t

that would be nice ,I watch the i.d channel all the time ,the way abc is going with killing the soaps ,Ill be watching it 24/7.however it will probably be on in the evening ,then put on during the day on sat.and sun.good luck susan lucci ,I heard it starts in the fall.Rather her be on all my children , but Im happy she is working.that is weird ,they have a murder channel and abc is murdering soapnet.what ever floats your boat abc ,I hope your ratings sink.

barbara t
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barbara t

on direct tv the channel is 285,Im in florida I use to live in new york .close to buffalo.I miss it ,I really miss the snow ,live with kelly is on the fox channel down here ,heather said that abc owns live with kelly we are also boycotting anything abc has on other networks.remember when kelly was told by abc to shut up about the canceling of the soaps ?never understood why,because it was on fox down here,thats when I found out abc owns the rights to that show.Its confusing ,anyway good thing because I dont watch shows like that,I… Read more »

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Carol Painter

Do you know what I just read ? I read, Than December 2.2011, Disney announced that Brian Frons Is Leaving abc Jan. 2012 !!!!!!!! He Fired Jill Farren Phelps, and demoted Head writer at GH…Then Stepped Down!!!!!!! After all of the Lives he ruined,..at AMC..OLTL!! He did All of this Damage and Disney allowed it…and Now He WALKS AWAY!!!!!!! He had told cast of AMC the only way to save the soap was to move to LA, take pay cuts..so They did…Many actors sold their homes at a great LOSS.!! .Moved..and They lost their Jobs, Homes, Everything..after they relocated their… Read more »

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If you’re going to Disney World, you might not be able to watch General Hospital. The ABC affiliate in Orlando, Florida, has announced that it is giving away GH’s timeslot to a new talk show — and not the one from Katie Couric. In announcing the signing of Kate Couric to a new talk show earlier this year, ABC also made the secondary announcement that it would be giving an hour of its daytime lineup back to local affiliates. While it wasn’t immediately clear what that would mean for General Hospital, a disturbing new scenario has emerged due to the… Read more »

Heather
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@1loveabcsoaps I think you’re confusing Katie Couric’s talk show as being a ABC show. Katie’s talk show, while produced by ABC, will be a syndicated show, not a ABC network show like General Hospital, The Revolution, The Chew, OLTL and AMC. Katie’s talk show can air on a CBS, NBC or FOX afflilate in some markets instead of a ABC station. ABC plans to give away the 3:00pm timeslot to all of its local stations in September regardless whether they air Katie ot not. WFTV said that they will not air Katie and will air another syndicated program instead. Katie… Read more »

barbara t
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barbara t

doesnt abc own kelly and whoever her co host is going to be ?here we get it on fox ,also fox owned boston legal but it was on abc ,and I havent forgiven abc for killing that show or brothers and sisters,Ive watched all my children and one life to live since they started and that pissed me off more.so if the other networks want to buy into the katie couric mess .then why cant abc just leave gh alone and make a decision to keep it or kill it ,instead they want to play head games with us till… Read more »

Heather
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Yes, ABC owns Live with Kelly, but as a syndicated show just like Katie’s future show meaning that Live with Kelly does not necessarily have to air on a ABC channel even if it is produced by ABC.

Heather
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I agree with you barbara t that giving General Hospital’s timeslot to the local stations is utter stupidity on the part of ABC, especially that Katie’s talk show is not even network show.

Just air Katie’s stupid talk show at 4:00pm when all the other syndicated shows air.

MARY THOMAS
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MARY THOMAS

just saying i am sick of talk shows and reality shows cooking shows get some imsgination going there abc bring the soaps back

MARY THOMAS
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MARY THOMAS

i magination creative

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

Whoever said Dorian had back problems and that’s why she couldn’t be in the HISTORIC picture CAST finale, is wrong. Cause Dorian, Robin Strasser on The View.
I will NEVER forgive abc OR OLTL for screwing over Robin Strasser!!!! So I was going to continue to watch abc, JUST NOT from 1 to 3pm. Now, I will ONLY WATCH abc to support GH and then the channel gets changed like other people on this site has said they will do. Totally de-program abc off my channels, including the news.

barbara t
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barbara t

,I dont know why she wasnt in the picture,after today ,abc gets 1 hour 5days a week ,thats it.I just looked up robin strasser on google ,there is a tv guide interview and she says shes leaving early because of back problems she has had for years,I know how she feels ,did you hear the ending at the very end of the one life to live special ?this guy says to watch the revolution at 2 next week ,wow what a way to rub it in abc.and i do believe the commercials were very loooooooooong,43 years of a treasure and… Read more »

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If I were abc, I would have a low self esteem. These people on here are funny, yet dead serious about what they say about abc. None the less, it is funny when U are reading these post and everyone is ranting and raving about this channel, saying all kind of things. I found myself responding to someones post saying something rather poetic about abc, sonce I read it back. I just hope you all put the effort into keeping the FIGHT alive with petions, sending soap to abc in nyc., petitions like Facebook, Disney vs. Cable, boycott of abc,… Read more »

barbara t
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barbara t

On face book i found another abc number 818 560 1000/2call and complain about there lineup of crap daytime garbage they are shoving down our throats ,Its cheap tv.I want well written shows not morons telling me that i need a boost in my life ,a change of clothes ,how to change a lightbulb,how to bake a tuna fish .how to make clogs out of pumkins ,yes i saw that in a ad for that chew show.abc should have a very low self esteem,because i will continue the fight ,and tell everyone abc wants cheep programing to line there pockets,and… Read more »

barbara t
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barbara t

1loveabcsoaps,where are you ? miss your posts,you didnt slip on a bar of soap did you?theres alot of interesting soap news going on,the revolution is sinking ,the guy that plays jax ,thinks he is special,another writer from one life to live is going to gh,heather is having an argument with someone,and if you can believe this shirley mclaine is going across the pond to be in a soap over there,(better there then here)dont like her.if you want you can enter a contest and see tad (michael knight) in the play that hes in.anyway I hope you are not lost in… Read more »

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Barbara, I responded to your post SAME day February 1, when U originally wrote it. (Before I sent it, I copy/paste it to my email) just in case when I submitted the post, it wouldn’t take and would go blank, and so it did. So, I am at my friends using there computer AS when I sent a post 2weeks ago, that made the page, otherwise NOT. Please let Michael know how much you and others enjoy my post and points of view, so that he can check his server. U might want to keep a copy of your note… Read more »

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

Keep in mind, I am using a friends computer and not my own, although I am capable of using mine. I dont know if it’s Michael’s server or mine, but there are problems with my post submitting from my home network. Reach back.

barbara t
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barbara t

well at least you are still there ,gee I was beginning to think you did slip on a bar of soap,I dont think your posts are being dropped ,the ones at dealine were for me ,I gave that vincent hanna hell ,so did a few others from facebook ,he insulted us because we are soap fans ,in other words we are idiots ,so I and a few others let him have it back and he would not post it several times ,he couldnt deal with the truth about himself ,he can get rid of the posts as you said freedom… Read more »

barbara t
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barbara t

uh oh ,looks like we are in trouble again,something is going on here .hope it is fixed soon .its saturday.and i am bored ,michael,let us know what has happened ,its like everything is frozen.need to vent about our soaps,while I watch the I d channel.Im in limbo here, scott is mad at me,I have a question that heather needs to answer,and finally 1loveabcsoaps is still with us but not being able to receive my posts,we need to know what is going on ,I know that shit happens ,but this is the best sight to go to for info and what… Read more »

Tom
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Tom

While there can only be one Erica Kane, there can also be no denying that Susan Lucci is a woman of so many talents. She owned the soapwaves on “All My Children”, Erika Slezak ruled gloriously on “One Life To Live”, and Kimbrely McCullough grew up on “General Hospital”. I am nowhere close to giving up on my fight for Agnes Nixon’s legal rights, the soap opera genre, the continued employment of thousands of Americans, but I only wish Susan Lucci the absolute best for all her future life. She is woman. Hear her roar!

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jessica

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I miss AMC especially but both soaps. It seems like a bit of history has died, part of our past that we thought we could count on. To the poster who worried about Lucci stealing OLTL thunder I don’t think it was on purpose with the announcements of Deadly Affairs. Sadly, though in the case of OLTL they ahve the amazing Erika Sleazak using Lucci’s name helps he genre of all soaps. I am sick and tired of the whining Lucci can’t act or people just making nasty comments that they hopefully would never say or do normally. It seems… Read more »

dawn
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dawn

I watch the ID channel all the time, however I find myself not watching the ones Susan lucci is on. She ruins it for me. Never cared much for her acting. Too fake

Ash
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Ash

Hopefully you are the minority. But I fear we will lose Deadly Affairs. And it looks like Amc and OLTL are being phased out once again.

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Hallmark Channel’s ‘Home & Family’ Returns to Production For Ninth Season; Premiere Date Revealed

Another daytime show is heading back to production amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Now comes word that Hallmark Channel’s flagship morning lifestyle series, Home & Family has returned to production at its Universal Studios set for its ninth season.

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

Look for the new season to kick-off on Monday, September 14th at 10am EST.

In a statement, Home & Family executive producer, Tracy Verna Soiseth shared: “We are thrilled to be returning to our home for the new season. Home & Family is a daily destination of comfort television, and we are very happy to be returning with two hours of daily interviews, cooking segments, DIY crafts and our hugely popular animal adoptions.”

For the past several months. a daily series featuring the cast called At Home with Our Family has run across the show’s social media platforms during the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to Deadline,premiere-week guests are to include: Jenna Bush Hager, Danica McKellar, celebrity chefs Jet Tila, Carla Hall, Buddy Valastro, Curtis Stone, Rashad Jennings and Dennis Quaid.

So, glad to know Home & Family is also back in production? Comment below.

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Michael B. Jordan Pays Tribute To Chadwick Boseman: “Since Nearly The Beginning Of My Career, Starting with All My Children When I was 16 Years Old You Paved The Way For Me”

Following the news of the tragic death of now motion picture icon, Chadwick Boseman late Friday, tributes and sentiments have poured in from celebrities, politicians and fans from all across the world.

Chadwick Boseman passed away late last week at the age of 43 from colon cancer – a battle he kept silent about for the last four years of life.

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No one could be more intertwined with Boseman’s career than that of his fellow Black Panther star, Michael B. Jordan.  For Jordan took over the role of Reggie Porter on All My Children from Boseman after the late actor lasted one week, following standing up to, and addressing concerns, of racial stereotypes in the way that the part was written.  Reggie was introduced to Pine Valley as a gang member in 2003.  As previously reported it was Boseman who helped the soap opera improve the role that Jordan took over with some recommendations.

Now Michael B. Jordan has written a heartfelt remembrance of Chadwick that he shared on his Instagram, and what he has meant to his life, including how he showed him how to be better, to honor purpose and create legacy.

Read below Michael’s post:

“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.

I wish we had more time.

One of the last times we spoke, you said we were forever linked , and now the truth of that means more to me than ever. Since nearly the beginning of my career, starting with All My Children when I was 16 years old you paved the way for me. You showed me how to be better, honor purpose, and create legacy. And whether you’ve known it or not…I’ve been watching, learning and constantly motivated by your greatness.

I wish we had more time.

Everything you’ve given the world … the legends and heroes that you’ve shown us we are … will live on forever. But the thing that hurts the most is that I now understand how much of a legend and hero YOU are. Through it all, you never lost sight of what you loved most. You cared about your family , your friends, your craft, your spirit. You cared about the kids, the community, our culture and humanity. You cared about me. You are my big brother, but I never fully got a chance to tell you, or to truly give you your flowers while you were here.

I wish we had more time.

I’m more aware now than ever that time is short with people we love and admire. I’m gonna miss your honesty, your generosity, your sense of humor, and incredible gifts. I’ll miss the gift of sharing space with you in scenes. I’m dedicating the rest of my days to live the way you did. With grace, courage, and no regrets. “Is this your king!?” Yes . he . is!  Rest In Power Brother.”

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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Chadwick Boseman, ‘Black Panther’ Star and the Original Reggie On AMC, Dies At 43

In just heartbreaking news in an already dismal 2020, one of the brightest motion picture stars, Chadwick Boseman has died at the age of 43.

Boseman was battling colon cancer for the last four years of his life.  According to his rep, Boseman was diagnosed in 2016 with stage 3 colon cancer and his battle continued as it progressed to stage 4

Chadwick passed away with his wife and family by his side in his home.   In a shocking revelation, all of the movie performances in the last four years he has filmed were done in between chemotherapy and countless surgery.

Boseman is best known for his groundbreaking role as King T’Challa  in Black Panther.   His performance was the first ever Marvel Studio movie headlined by a black actor.  The film was nominated for an Academy Award.   He first appeared as the character in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War.

Most recently, Chadwick appeared in the Spike Lee’s Vietnam War drama Da 5 Bloods, and this year he’s due to appear opposite Viola Davis Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” the film adaptation of the August Wilson play.  The actor starred in other films, including playing James Brown in Get On Up and Jackie Robinson in 42,  and the lead role in Marshall.

However, Boseman actually got his start on All My Children when he was the original actor cast in the role of Reggie Porter.  He appeared on the soap for only one week before the role was recast with none other than Michael B. Jordan, and their paths could eventually cross years later on multiple film projects.

In an interview in 2019, Boseman revealed what led him to be fired from All My Children stating:  “When I got it (the part), I was like, ‘This is not part of my manifesto. This is not part of what I want to do. How can I make it work?’ Because with a soap opera, you don’t know the full scope of what’s gonna happen — you don’t know where they’re gonna take the character, because they don’t always know where the character is going. And because of that, there’s possibly room for me to adjust this and change it and make it so it’s stereotypical on the page but not on the screen.”

For Boseman had issues with how Reggie was portrayed and how it was written with racial stereotypes.  In story, Reggie was a young gang member who was adopted by Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) and her husband, Jackson Montgomery (Walt Willey). “I remember going home and thinking, ‘Do I say something to them about this? Do I just do it?’ And I couldn’t just do it. “I had to voice my opinions and put my stamp on it. And the good thing about it was, it changed it a little bit for Michael B. Jordan.”  Apparently the producers told Boseman he was too much trouble but took some of his suggestions on the role moving forward.

Share your thoughts and condolences on the passing of Chadwick Boseman via the comment section below.

Watch below, when Chadwick speaks at the Howard University commencement in which he shared to the graduating students about losing his gig on All My Children(Thanks to Renee for this)

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