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Susan Lucci Lands Plum Role in Marc Cherry's New Primetime Soap Pilot, Devious Maids!

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Now this seems like a fantastic role for soap icon, Susan Lucci! When we first read this we were grinning from ear to ear!  Lucci has been cast in one of the co-starring and primo roles in Desperate Housewives, Marc Cherry’s new ABC primetime soap pilot Devious Maids!

According to Deadline.com,  “Lucci will play one of the employers, Genevieve Delacourt, a beautiful, wealthy woman who is gently crazy.  Having spent her adult life attracting one powerful man after another, she’s reduced to seducing the Armenian pool boy, and the vertiginous drop in her sexual status has left her — well, the word is nuts.  Unused to having men walk past her as if she were as sexless as a mailbox, Genevieve is feeling suicidal. ”

Devious Maids follows four maids (Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez, Roselyn Sanchez, Judy Reyes) with ambition and dreams of their own while they work for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills and one of course now being La Lucci!

What do you think of Susan’s new role?  Can’t you totally see her chewing the scenery with this part?  We can!

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Nancy Wizner
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Nancy Wizner

It sounds super exciting Michael! When is this going to air? Sounds very much like another Erica Kane! She will make the show perfect. Will be a delight to watch. To bad it’s on ABC. They don’t deserve her!

gloria
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gloria

Yeah, chewing the scenery. Perfect for her.

barbara t
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barbara t

thats funny,Its suppose to be funny,right?

gloria
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gloria

yes, totally supposed to be funny. I mean when you think of Erica Kane you think of someone stomping her feet, flicking her hair back, waving her arms, gazing up adoringly at a man . . . and always, no matter the weather, even in an ice storm, she’s in at least a sleeveless top, but usually strapless. Everyone else is in turtlenecks & down coats but here comes Erica in a strapless ball gown. Lord knows Susan Lucci has been loyal & a good thing for daytime but I’ve always said her character is more “camp”, cartoonish-which is why… Read more »

susan m.
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susan m.

Not my cup of tea!!!!!

barbara t
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barbara t

well everything you said is true ,I wont be watching ,I dont like cartoons anyway ,and I dam sure dont like abc/disney.another show I hope fails .abc/disney said that people dont watch the soaps any more and It seems that every day they are coming up with another dumb prime time soap,and tempting me with soap stars is not going to work, not for me,I loved all my children and one life to live and I am fighting to get them back if you want to know the truth I feel insulted that the soap stars would chose to stay… Read more »

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1loveabcsoaps

@ Gloria: ” I, personally have no desire to see Susan Lucci ever again if it’s gonna be another Erica character. I also think AMC could have gone along just fine without Erica. ” I never looked at her character of being cartoonish “camp”, but the example you provided gave me a good picture of why you did, and perhaps others. As my post below (plus my Feb 10th/ Gloria Estafan’s video post) I have been a STAUNCH Susan Lucci supporter, but I am tired of seeing her play Erica Kane in every role! Go to the page of Gloria… Read more »

gloria
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gloria

I just saw the video & read all the related posts. To clarify, I have been a Susan Lucci fan since day 1. Watched AMC from the beginning (well, as best I could since I was 9 then). And I know that she has a reputation of being very kind & helpful to new actors & is just a good person. Fine. But over the years when everyone complained/wondered about her never winning the Emmy I really got to thinking about why. And that’s when I came to my conclusion of her being just “too Erica” all the time, if… Read more »

susan m.
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susan m.

miss oltl… can’t see Ms. Slezak playing anyone else but VIKI>>>>

barbara t
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barbara t

gloria what you wrote march 12th at 1158 am,you are absolutely right ,I have been a fan of susan lucci till this new show she will be on,1love abcsoaps said it all a few weeks ago and now you,she was so pissed off at at abc/disney about killing all my children then she turns around and stays with the network she should still be mad at ,also she had a meeting with marc cherry before all my children ended so how long did she know about the soaps being cancelled ,I also agree with you ,erika slezak should never be… Read more »

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

@ Barbara: “I am very disappointed in her ,no longer a fan. ”

Once again at mid-night, I am lmao! That’s it, Cut and dry, ” no longer a fan”.
PERIOD. Fade to Black.

Didn’t know she met with Marc Cherry before AMC ended. Where did you hear that? Susan is more like Erica than she would like folk to think.

Sheryl
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Sheryl

She will great for this role, she is great in anything she does. I’am looking forward to this show even though ABC has not brought backAMC. I’m still hope one day AMC and OLTL will be back but, until then I will still look forward to seeing Susan on this new show.

david
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david

I happy for Susan and for Brianna Brown, but what I wouldn’t give to see Erika Slezak or Florencia Lozano! How can people ignore the talent of OLTL just because it was between AMC and GH?

barbara t
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barbara t

I agree ,If I had to choose who is the better actress my vote goes to erika slezak and florencia lozano,where are they?I hope not anywhere near a abc/disney contract,but somewhere else so we can see them.

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

Same ole Erica Kane role. I know the guy and woman on this site I defended her against is going to post the same thing. It’s ALWAYS: rich and powerful men; men chasing/swarning over her; appealing to her Erica Kane ego; seducing men; she’s always wealthy; and having servants/ staff bow to her. Yawning…. It’s the same ole Erica Kane character. Let me see her play a lawyer, or someone trying to figure out the bad guy, or a complicated case, a detective, investigator, or a victim that rescues herself without the need of a man. We ALL know Susan… Read more »

david
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david

I am sure Susan could do so much more than Erica Kane if people gave her the chance. Unfortunately, she is rigidly typecast. The limitation has nothing to do with Susan, but with stereotypes in narrow-minded people. I don’t think Marc Cherry has any interest in creating a show reflecting real women. This is about satirical entertainment based on denigrating stereotypes of women–look at the title and plot premise. I think most women ought to be offended that this kind of cheap humor passes for entertainment at their expense, but it’s probably too early to accurately judge. That being said,… Read more »

ethel
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ethel

i could not agree with you more – lets see her tackle something besides being a sexy diva because anybody can stand there smile & play in their hair – i believe that’s why she only won one emmy………………jmo

barbara t
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barbara t

susan is busy,shes on army wives ,the new I d channel gig in the fall and now this,I wont watch ,abc/disney is trying so hard to win us back ,for this soap fan it wont happen, she better watch out ,marc cherry may slap her to like he did niccoltte sheradan .you are right it is a erika cane role.how come ericka slezack cant get a job acting somewhere ?I would like to see her,and I hope it wont be on abc/disney,nice try abc ,I dont care if abc hires the whole cast of all my children,I made up my… Read more »

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

Now I know what U mean when U were saying in post about being stuck in time…. LOL The Recent Chatter finally changed over to new names somewhere after 7pm, but those names (some mine) have been there for the last 4 hours. Anyway, click on the web page and laugh Ur ass off. There are poster’s on there like U you, and poster’s on there like those on here. In other words, some are funny, sweet, or down right rude. When U go to THAT page and read THAT page, THEN click on the arrow on the right for… Read more »

Judy
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Judy

Good for you! My sentiments exactly. I’ve stopped watching all things ABC except for GH. I am finding very entertaining programs on CBS and NBC. The Today show is far more informational/entertaining than GMA ever was! Let’s all band together and stick to this ABC boycott.

barbara t
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barbara t

I know ,its never happened like it did today,wonder what happened ,maybe someone fell asleep on the job,I was board all day, I like to come here and see what is going on.did you hear that some people who taped general hospital last week for 2 days the tape didnt go through so they couldnt watch it ,some one thinks it was a way to bring the ratings down,I hope not,then again I dont trust the way they do the ratings ,so many people dont get counted.I hope that tomorrow isnt a slow day here like today was.

barbara t
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barbara t

WHATS HAPPENING?this happened a while back ,doesnt it make you feel like your the only one left in the world,till my dogs started barking or my kitty runs across my key board,I keep forgetting to bring up kate,you really dont like her? I dont want her with sonny ,but I still think she is interesting,took a while for me to start liking her because she is so different from kate 1,what happened to her?I asked someone a while back and they never got back to me ,megan ward ,she just dropped off the face of the earth ,did she quit?did… Read more »

barbara t
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barbara t

they were funny,I would never,ever put my self in a show like that and have people talk about me ,DID you go to soaptown looselips and read that ron is talking to your trevor st.john? I hope so.1:43 sunday.keeping track of my time .

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

Gotta do that… Thanks. Thanks my baby!

Christine
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Christine

I’m happy for Susan.

She stayed with AMC, it got canceled, sadly, but another door was opened for her. She deserves it!!

Unfortunately I have an everything-but-GH boycott on ABC and I in light of ABC/Disney’s recent shenanigans with the whole Tivo thing, I don’t see that changing any time soon. I won’t be watching.

barbara t
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barbara t

from what I heard abc/disney owns her ,not the other way around ,so she might as well stay with the mouse house .I wont be watching ,Its abc/disneys way of getting the soap fans to tune in,they lost alot of viewers because they canceled the soaps ,they want us back.that will never happen with me .there dumb shows are getting really bad ,anything I see during general hospital,I dam sure dont want to watch,not because Im boycotting ,they look really bad ,daytime and prime time has gone downhill.

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

Hey, in Recent Chatter today on the Homepage, Dee’s post filled up all of Recent Chatter today, Saturday 3/10. (Ur post was last on Recent Chatter). What happens, does this site close down on the weeknds, bc noone’s name stays up on Recent Chatter all day for hours……? Which means there were no new ” post ” showing elsewhere on the site! Although we all get busy on Saturdays with family and such, some of us find Saturdays the best time to catch up on here. So again, does this site close down on weekends or what? I’ve noticed things… Read more »

Rose
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Rose

What’s the deal with the whole Tivo thing your talking about? I still watch GH and Housewives and some others on ABC. I don’t watch Army Housewives but heard she was going to be on it next week. Just went to my actor wishlist and viewed her upcoming episodes and all that came up was Soapnet AMC and a pilates thing. I like Susan Lucci and I am going to watch her new show. I’ll see how it is.

aria
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aria

wow, sounds like a stereo typical /racist show, four maids, all hispanic, really? marc cherry, sounds like maybe Nicolette Sheridan is right about you.

Debi
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Debi

Though I haven’t followed closely Susan’s career as I don’t watch AMC, I will say this sounds like a nice promotion for her career. I wish her the best!

Skater Boy
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Skater Boy

Bravo for Lucci , tv, fans and entertainment. Yes, sad she is typecast and that’s life. Erica Kane is iconic and when you hire Lucci sadly people want Erica Kane. We know she can act if you have seen some of her movies but still the world knows her as Erica Kane and people who hire her hire that cachet. Come on, who really knows Erika Sleazak as great as she is an actress? But they know Erica Kane or the woman who took for ever to win an Emmy. Marc Cherry like Discovery, Army Wives and Hot In Cleveland… Read more »

todd
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todd

I only watch GH……because of the Mannings. I will never tune into ABC again…..nor will anyone in my house…..nor will I see a Disney movie…..or any of it’s other studios….nor will Disney gifts be purchased ever again for any of the children in my family. I think they are run by disgusting greedy misers without any respect for their loyal viewers. I stopped watching the View, Modern Family, and Castle. I never started Revenge…..nor will I watch any future drivel from the creative minds at ABC. It would take Erica Slezak being cast as the one of the wives for… Read more »

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

Another person that says what he means and means what he says.

Do you watch General Hopsital?
How do you know that your children don’t have on abc when not in your presense?

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

-Oprah will interview Bobby Christian on OWN tomorrow night, Sunday 3/11
-Finale of the Bachelor Monday night, heard he picked Courtney. 3/12

Rose
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Rose

I won’t boycott ABC and still watch shows there. Yes I miss my AMC and OLTL alot but I also love other ABC shows. I wish Susan Luck on her new show and I will watch it. I may even record Army Wives just to see her next week.

TheDaysoftheBoldChildrenatOneRestlessHosipital
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TheDaysoftheBoldChildrenatOneRestlessHosipital

I think for Susan Lucci to be her age, an ethnic female, and known mainly only for her work in daytime nonetheless, to even be offered primetime roles is incredible. And even moreso, as a lead! No matter what we may think of her versitility as a character, her range shouldn’t be questioned. As Erika, I believed she was genuinely disgraced and disgusted when her youngest daughter came out. I believed she hated her oldest daughter for showing back up in her life and reminding her of a past she’d rather have forgotten. Yet, in the end, you couldn’t convince… Read more »

Karen
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Karen

Hollywood is always casting minority women as maids. No thank you, I will not watch this show. Hollywood is racist and will never change.

Tristan
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Tristan

It is amazing how people have such differing opinions. Also, the dedicaton to AMC and OLTL is amazing. I know I cna’t convince people but I have seen Susan Lucci in Army wies and she was great in a non Erica role. In fact, she was great in a non erica role in The Secret of Anastasia miniseries. Still people wanted Erica Kane and thus her movie roles and probably Devious Maids. I do blame the writers for not giving Lucci more range. We have seen she can do it but they rarely wrote for her – it’s llike relied… Read more »

Gary
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Gary

I have not watched ABC or Disney since the last day of AMC. Them giving Susan Lucci this role will not change that, death to ABC!

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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.”

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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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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.

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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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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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