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Scarsdale's Susan Lucci goes primetime on Lifetime
Susan Lucci has been called the Queen of Daytime -- that is, until her soap opera, “All My Children,” was canceled last fall. The Scarsdale native recently bid farewell to daytime TV and is poised to move to primetime TV in a new Lifetime series, set to air in 2013.
Post-"Children," Lucci landed a starring role on “Devious Maids,” a new female-centric series from “Desperate Housewives” creator Marc Cherry. The primetime sudser about the hired help of Hollywood's rich and famous was originally pitched to ABC, but the network passed on the show in May. Then Lifetime came to the show's rescue last week, announcing it had picked up the show, which will air next year.
Lucci received the news just a few days before attending the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards this weekend, where she paid tribute to the series she had starred on for 31 years.