Tonight their is new ”AMC” industry buzz. TV Guide Canada’s Nelson Branco, has posted a Suds Flash to Friday’s Suds Report. Branco reports: “Rumors have that Thorsten Kaye (Zach) will decline to move to L.A. when All My Children permanently moves their production out west. “ABC doesn’t want to lose Thorsten,” says a show insider. “In our eyes, Thorsten is the star of the show — not Susan Lucci [Erica].”
The news item goes on to say that Kaye could thus wind-up back on “OLTL” reunited with his real-life wife, Susan Haskell (Marty) as either Patrick or Ian Thornhart. (roles he played on One Life and Port Charles, respectively).
As for Susan Lucci (Erica), according to the item, she is reportedly still furious over ABC’s decision to move out west, is, as expected, planning to tell the AMC brass that she will not be moving to L.A., either! “Susan hasn’t told ABC yet,” the source continues. “Maybe she’ll change her mind but right now — her answer is no.”
The Suds Report goes onto say that: “ABC chief Brian Frons has a backup plan should La Lucci quit. “He won’t recast Erica Kane, but he has his eye on two former superstar divas to come on to AMC in a new role to headline our show,” issues an insider.
Speculation is that those two aforementioned divas are Deidre Hall (ex-Marlena, DAYS) or Genie Francis (ex-Laura, GH; ex-Ceara, AMC).”