In a terrific interview last night on the Jay Leno Show, All My Children’s Susan Lucci discussed the cancellation of AMC and how she found out the terrible news. In addition, Lucci chats on the persistent rumors that she may be joining Desperate Housewives, and ensures fans of AMC that the show will go out with a bang in the hands of Agnes Nixon come this September. Here is an excerpt below of what she said on how she got the news of AMC’s axing.
Lucci: “I was completely blindsided. I had just started the book tour. I had been to cities all over the country meeting thousands and thousands of people enthusiastic, so excited about the show. I had no idea. I was shocked. I found out just like the rest of the company of actors. I found out five minutes before. I received a call from Brian Frons, the Vice President of Daytime television, asking me to come upstairs to the producer’s office. He informed me our show had been canceled and we were going off the air in September. I kind of knew something was going on because when I went up the stairs there were a lot of very seriously dressed executives coming down. I was shocked. I had asked Mr. Brian Frons what they were replacing us with. And he said a reality show that costs 40 percent less to produce.”
Watch the two part video clip of Susan’s interview with Jay Leno after the jump!