Susan Lucci Swaps ABC Days For Nights

Susan Lucci's former All My Children co-star says that the actress is headed to Desperate Housewives. Is it true?

All My Children icon Susan Lucci was heartbroken when ABC announced that they are canceling the soap opera after 40 years. Now, the actress might be switching to one of ABC's other popular dramas.

Susan Lucci joining Desperate Housewives

"It's been a fantastic journey," Lucci said after the announcement. "I loved playing Erica Kane and working with [show creator] Agnes Nixon and all the incredible people involved with All My Children. I'm looking forward to all kinds of new and exciting opportunities."

That new and exciting opportunity is reportedly coming courtesy of another popular ABC show.

"She's going to Desperate Housewives apparently. She has a contract at ABC," actress Elizabeth Rodriguez told PopEater of Lucci. "You heard it here first. That's what I heard!"

Rodriguez was Lucci's co-star on the iconic daytime drama from 2008 to 2009.

No word on any other details regarding the Emmy winner's possible role on the show, but she'll definitely bring the drama to Wisteria Lane. Lucci has starred on the soap since 1970 and has had plenty of crazy things happen to her character, Erica Kane, over the years.

However, we wonder if Rodriguez was supposed to spill the beans on the new casting announcement. After all, her revelation is the first anyone's heard of Lucci's possible new role -- will the iconic actress be pleased that someone else spilled the beans?

Probably not.

Will you watch Susan Lucci on Desperate Housewives?

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Nancy Pinard May 19, 2011 | 1:17 AM

I have watched "All My Children" ever since I was a teenager, I am 67 now, I can't believe that you would canceal the top 3 shows for one of those reality shows, I don't even watch those kind of programs, because they are a joke!!!! So I hope that keep these 3 shows, I love them and look forward to watching them evert day. Thank you very much. Nancy Pinard

TinLV May 09, 2011 | 9:59 AM

Sounds like ABC is trying to lure disgruntled soap fans into not boycotting ABC primetime. Not going to work with this viewer. I love DH, but have no plans to watch it next season, nor any other ABC primetime shows. They could put the whole cast of AMC on there, but it doesn't matter, its just stunt casting and will probably be temporary. I've already quit watching most of the primetime shows and won't be watching any of them next year. The only thing that can lure me back to ABC, or Disney, ESPN,etc, is to uncancel the soaps. If this is all about money, they could have cut the casts, or cut the shows down to half an hour, or merged the core casts into one show. They claim it's the ratings that led to this, but with all the options for watching the soaps and Neilson's inability to measure all of them, they really have no idea how many people are watching the shows.

diane smith May 07, 2011 | 2:36 PM

Have the people running ABC programming ever heard of TIVO/DVR? We who work are still able to keep up with "All My Children". Many of us have asked Oprah for help, possibly they can work out a deal of partnership with her or another network. Cable is already eating up ABC's block of viewership, so if you give up a unique commodity for just another talk/judge/gossip show then you will continue to decline.

diane smith May 07, 2011 | 2:35 PM

Have the people running ABC programming ever heard of TIVO/DVR? We who work are still able to keep up with "All My Children". Many of us have asked Oprah for help, possibly they can work out a deal of partnership with her or another network. Cable is already eating up ABC's block of viewership, so if you give up a unique commodity for just another talk/judge/gossip show then you will continue to decline.

Big Lady May 06, 2011 | 5:59 PM

Wow! Yeah, totally. She deserves to still be on tv

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