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!