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Susan Lucci speaks to 'All My Children' return

Online reboot casts 'Price Is Right' male model Robert Scott Wilson

By TVDeeva Deanna Barnert Feb 25, 2013 1:33PM
Susan Lucci visited "The View" on Monday, Feb. 25, and spoke to her future with the online reboots of "All My Children." While the return of Erica Kane remains up in the air, "All My Children" announced that Robert Scott Wilson is joining the cast as a Cortlandt.

Susan Lucci has had no trouble finding work since "All My Children" came to an end on ABC. She returned to "Hot in Cleveland" early in the season, worked on "Army Wives,"  landed a role on Marc Cherry's "Devious Maids" and hosts Investigation Discovery's reality crime series, "Deadly Affairs."  With such a full plate, word was that she was set to come to "All My Children" for at least one episode. When the ladies of "The View" asked, however, it was clear nothing is set in stone, yet.

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"I so hope that I can return," Lucci said. "I want with all my heart to return to 'All My Children.' I just don't know the answer yet, but what I do know is that all of us all of us are working so hard to make that happen. I am [bouncing] between Atlanta and New York right now. I'm such a grateful actress, believe me, but I really want to [work on 'AMC']. My heart is certainly with Agnes Nixon, and it's going to be wonderful. I want you all to watch because it's going to be great."

As busy as Lucci has been, she revealed it took awhile to get over ABC's cancelation of "All My Children." 

"It was emotional and it took me by surprise," she admitted. "It was a mourning process. It would be similar to losing someone you loved. I lost a family, the 'All My Children' family, and the wonderful part of Erica Kane. I missed that famliy." 

Prospect Park has remained mum on talks with Lucci, but has revealed the newest addition to the cast

Robert Scott Wilson, who won the honor of being the first male model contest winner for "The Price is Right" last year,  will join the series as Opal's youngest son, Pete Cortlandt. His TV credits include "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" and "The Middle." 

The "All My Children" reboot is slated to premiere online via Hulu and iTunes this spring, along with "One Life to Live."
Feb 27, 2013 8:35AM
I notice that when people criticize Erica or Susan Lucci they tend to seem to not realize itis a character and it is written in a certain way. Erica Kane is just a character Susan Lucci playss written by others.  Erica Kane is bigger than life character.  Susan can obviously act as she is so un Erica like when you see her on Dancing with the stars or talk shows.  However, any critic would note Lucci is hired ususally to be Erica Kane in movies and such.  Fact of life.  But she is so iconic both as a character and actress and the remaining original characer of the show. she is the root, the base, the foundation of AMC.  And like her or Erica she brings the PR attention.

"a woman her age!"


She looks damn good for a woman of her age.


To those who are saying that "Erica's" storylines were awful.....


Do you remember the short-lived Port Charles & their vampire story line (played by the same actor who is playing John McBain) a few years back?

What about the crazy, acid-induced trippy stuff that was going on in "Salem" (Days....) about a decade ago?

Feb 26, 2013 12:07PM
Phoenix Philly - If you don't like Susan Lucci (your in the minority) don"t watch it.  Simple as that!
Feb 26, 2013 11:41AM
I, for one, will be very happy if Susan Lucci is NOT rehired by P.P.  I really enjoyed the summer season when she was on her vacations.  The woman is older than me, by a couple of years, and still dresses and acts like she is some star struck engenou!!!  She hasn't dress anywhere near age appropriate yet. I think if I see her fluff her her in that horrible coquettish manner od hers one more time, I will barf.  Good God woman, act your age, not you I.Q. 
Feb 26, 2013 10:58AM

I'm so looking forward to the return of OLTL. I have been watching GH only because some of my Llanviewites have been on there but once OLTL starts up on PP and, if I've heard correctly I'll be able to stream it on HuLu Plus I'll probably bow off GH. I know for sure I will if what I've heard about them 'recasting' the former Llanviewites into 'new' characters on GH is true. Sorry GH but it isn't only the actors we care about. We also care about their characters. And the actors who play Todd Manning, Starr Manning and John McBain just wouldn't be the same as 'other characters'! If PP can't get them for the OLTL revival we'll eventually get used to other actors playing their parts. After all, that happens a lot on soaps. But watching them on GH as 'other characters'? I don't think so!


And for those of you who may not know what I'm referring to here, ABC gave PP the rights to the characters but they still have those three and maybe more under contract so if PP wants to use Todd Manning, Starr Manning and John McBain on the revival they may be forced to recast.


Susan Lucci is a wonderful actress.  I miss All My Children and One Life to Live.  They were my sanctity for the day since I do not work anymore.

I am glad that some of the actors and actress from the shows are now on General Hospital.  Hope that never gets taken off.

I watched the Chew and almost threw up seeing all the stupid food they had. Why does everything have to be made with mushrooms, sour cream, yogurt. Philadelphia cream cheese.  Don't they know not every one can eat that stuff?

Feb 26, 2013 9:13AM
Bring back my soaps!! AMC and OLTL are missed every day around here.
Feb 26, 2013 8:59AM
Sorry to say, but Susan's character Erica is the reason I stopped watching AMC! Her story lines were ridiculous for a woman her age!  The soaps that are still on TV are the ones that embraced the young actors/actresses and let go of the dinosaurs.  If Susan comes to the new AMC, it will never last.  The truth hurts, AMC fans!!
Feb 26, 2013 8:45AM

Love you, Susan!!!!!  Good luck


Feb 26, 2013 8:38AM
I live in the Bahamas and have watched AMC since it started.  Will I be able to watch it on Hulu? Or, is it only for US viewers?
Feb 26, 2013 8:30AM

I think what a lot of people do not realize that THIS IS A REALLY BIG THING. Prime first run programming via the internet... a WHOLE NEW VENUE. If this works... there should be other programming following, because it is most likely a whole lot less expensive to produce an internet program than it is dealing with the "good ol boy" back at the network. Plus... I am really happy this is really happening... A.M.C back again and with lots of the original cast!!! And One Life to Live is doing the same thing... I think... although there are so many O.L.T.L. actors at General Hospital, not quite sure if it will transition as smoothly... but I hope it does.

Feb 26, 2013 8:25AM

Do a google search for  they have some free shows and movies you can watch but I think it is also a monthly pay site for the good stuff. I want to say maybe $7.99 a month. I Hope this helps

Feb 26, 2013 7:55AM

where do I get Hulu?  I am an old person and have watched both shows since the day they were born


Feb 26, 2013 6:45AM
What's AMC without the original cast. We need all cast members back
Feb 26, 2013 4:59AM
I hope Susan comes back.  It would not be the same without Erica! 

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