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'All My Children' to air online; will Susan Lucci return?
“All My Children” was canceled in 2011, but just like a typical soap opera character, the former ABC daytime hit has come back from the dead. In a landmark move, "AMC" and sister soap “One Life to Live” will air new episodes online.
In a statement released Monday, online venture Prospect Park announced that it is “reviving the beloved soap operas 'All My Children' and 'One Life to Live' as the anchor programs on The Online Network (TOLN)."
Prospect Park originally made a licensing deal for "AMC" and "OLTL" with ABC after the network announced their cancellations in July 2011, but the deal fell through later that year.
The statement also revealed that Prospect Park has closed deals with Hollywood unions, soaps creator Agnes Nixon will return as a consultant and that Prospect Park has secured financing to begin production for both shows in February.
So now that the series is returning, will Scarsdale native Susan Lucci make an appearance on the show?
It’s hard to imagine a version of “All My Children” without Lucci considering she starred on the show for 41 years -- since the soap’s debut in 1970. But since "AMC" left the airwaves, the 66-year-old actress has moved on to other TV projects, serving as host of Investigation Discovery’s true-crime show “Deadly Affairs” in 2012 as well as starring in Lifetime’s “Devious Maids,” which will premiere later in 2013.
Do you think Lucci should make time to appear on the show that made her famous, or are you OK with the daytime diva moving on to prime time? Take our poll or let us know in the comments!