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33 January 12th, 2012 Susan Lucci lands new gig as host of “Deadly Affairs” on real life crimes of passion!

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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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  1. barbara t says:

    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.

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    gloria replied

    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 be scattered & to feel the finality of it. I loved AMC too.

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  2. 1loveabcsoaps says:

    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.

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    gloria replied

    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.

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    barbara t replied

    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.

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    1loveabcsoaps replied

    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.

    1loveabcsoaps replied

    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 replied

    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.

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    barbara t replied

    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 replied

    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 have moved from new york to florida 3 times,and its a pain in the ass,I hate moving .

  3. Carol Painter says:

    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 Families…Up-rooted their entire Lives!
    Susan Lucci Is correct, Brian Frons is Arrogant and Ignorant ..I hate him…He destroyed So many Lives and hurt so many millions of people. I hate him. I really honestly do.

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  4. 1loveabcsoaps says:

    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 actions of one of ABC’s affiliates.

    Orlando’s ABC station, WFTV, has announced that it will begin airing comedian Steve Harvey’s new talk show in General Hospital’s timeslot beginning in the fall of 2012. In Orlando, Katie Couric’s talk show, Katie, will be airing on a non-ABC channel.

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    Heather replied

    @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 probably will still air in Orlando but it will be on either a CBS, NBC or a FOX station.

    If General Hospital replaces The Revolution, it will still air in Orlando just as it will in the rest of country.

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    barbara t replied

    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 the very end.either way I wont watch the view,the chew,the revolution ,or katie couric ,oh i didnt put the ,in front of katie .for the record I named my dog katie and we call my grand daughter katie ,for kaitlyn.so I cant come up with any katie comments ,other then I dont like her ,and IM not interested in anything that woman has to say.shes a network surfer ,and wherever she pops up ,I would change the channel.and IM getting very good at using my remote,to shut the dam t v off.

    Heather replied

    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 replied

    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 replied

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

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    MARY THOMAS replied

    i magination creative

  5. 1loveabcsoaps says:

    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.

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    barbara t replied

    ,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 it jam packed in ,Id say less then 50 minutes,hey ,she was there today ,where she belongs ,so abc let her go when they canceled,one life to live didnt they would never do that to her she is very much loved. maybe they took that picture when she wasnt there or couldnt be.and where was the surprise?MICHAEL can you do your magic and find out how long the show was?I really would like to know.thanks.

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  6. 1loveabcsoaps says:

    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, before GH and after, and call Disney 818 460 7477 and complain. But as far as abc goes, if they get on this site and read around, their self esteem would have to be in question. Never have a network been so deep in shit.

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    barbara t replied

    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 to hell with there soap fans almost 50 years of soap operas then in a heartbeat abc kills them.and abc and pp are holding agnes nixons stories hostage, go to facebook and sign standing with swan for agnes nixon ,help her get her shows back so they can live on another network.

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    barbara t replied

    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 a shitload of bubbles because we have to keep fighting to save our soaps.

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    1loveabcsoaps replied

    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 to Michael so that U dont have to write it each time U re-submit it. Can’t depend on him seeing each psot that comes through bc there are so many. I dont know what to do about it. I miss the site and talking to you especially. I see you found a new best friend in Heather. LOL Strange, Heather and I corresponded a few times too. The thing with all 3 of us is that we know how to disagree and still enjoy the site and one another. I read your post where U wrote: ” I know that 1loveabcsoaps and Heather will get mad at me, but they did cancel the wrong show…” I thought that was so cute but direct to your opionion..” Like me, U have a sense of humor, but direct in expressing your point without affending. I also read when U said your ” post (like mind) weren’t being submitted, talk about the 5th Amendment “. That’s exactly how I felt when I read your 5th Amendment statement, and I feel now. I don’t know WHAT is going on- on here. The post below is your post I responded on February 1st. I’m glad your response was sent to my email, otherwise well you know…. Be in contact and maybe I am lost in a shit load of bubles, Lol. I just read that to my friend she hollowed…….. lol

    Hey Barb!
    I have missed corresponding with you so much! I have tried to write you on numerous ocassions and post comments but as U posted, U come back to the site and your post is gone ( I read that when U posted it). Other times, I press submit and it just goes BLANK. I dont know what the ****! Like you stated, U are “always polite and never cuss” and me too, and I put so much into thought to these posts. It has been really fustrating. I however still have been enjoying your post and look for them. LOL In fact when I read what U wrote to me above, I giggled. I thought U found a new best friend in Heather. Thanks for remembering me. Mayb you can post to Michael 2/3/4 timess and let him know (1loves) problem so that it can be corrected. Thank you for thinking of me.

    1loveabcsoaps replied

    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 replied

    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 of speech he can dish it out but cant take it,so I wont go to deadline anymore ,not if vincent hanna only allows his side but no one elses,yesterday almost all day this sight was down for some reason,I was going nuts,scott is mad at me ,he thinks I dont like him,and thats not true all I want him to do is give gh a chance.anyway I dont think he wants me to post to him anymore ,I liked to hear his side of things ,but I guess he didnt like mine .can you believe abc s putting on all these stupid soaps on in prime time?and I dont like what ingo said about the writers ,maybe he is mad that hes not going back,back to michael maybe the posts were dropped and now the problem is fixed,heather said that everything one life to live is destroyed.thats sad,still e mailing and calling abc ,good that your back.

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    barbara t replied

    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 the heck is happening in the soap world.helllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllp.

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  7. Tom says:

    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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  10. Skater Boy says:

    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 to me clear Lucci can act as we have seen her in various tv roles but it always come back to money and popularity. So no matter what role we see her in , the people who do the hiring want the iconic Erica Kane and not necessarily Susan Lucci. They want that character it has been in the character of all the roles Lucci has played from Dallas to her multiple top rated tv movies even to Dancing with the Stars and Hot In Cleveland where the “character” Susan Lucci is really Susan Lucci playing Erica Kane who is Susan Lucci but in real life (Susan is not Erica Kane but the perception is she ought to be – which shows I guess she can act not th at we should go into defending that or having to defend it – she’s been on for over 40 years she had to have some talent). Now Lucci is on Army Wives and in a pilot – Devious Maids. I still don’t understand how she can do both prime time if they are both filming in March. Although I think both shows would be wise to work something out as it could be good pr for both. Besides she stars on deadly affairs but is a supporting character I think on Devious Maids – as she wasn’t cast as a maid who are of course the focus. I think it would be good to see Lucci in prime time not only has she earned it she would be great – though my bias would be for a comedy.

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    dawn replied

    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

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  11. Ash says:

    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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