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Susan Lucci Rejects 'All My Children' Online Offer: Report

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 6th 2011 4:45PM
Susan LucciSusan Lucci is reportedly done with 'All My Children.' The only original cast member on the long-running soap has turned down an offer to move online with the series in 2012, according to Deadline.

The Deadline report says Prospect Park offered Lucci a very similar salary to what ABC was paying her, but the actress asked for more money, fewer hours and the ability to do a primetime series.

'One Life to Live' stars Erika Slezak, Michael Easton, Ted King and Kassie DePaiva will remain with the show when it heads online in 2012.

Deadline reports Prospect Park may focus its resources on 'One Life to Live,' which had higher Nielsen ratings than 'All My Children,' and push 'All My Children' to the back since Lucci will not continue with the soap opera. Both shows are scheduled to debut online in early 2012.

Lucci added a new chapter to her memoir, 'All My Life,' slamming ABC's Brian Frons for canceling 'All My Children.'

"I watched Brian Frons' decisions destroy the production of our show and the lives of people on both sides of the country," she wrote.

When asked why she added the scathing chapter, Lucci told TV Guide Magazine it was suggested by her publisher, HarperCollins.

"The book had gone to print well before the cancellation and they felt my story wasn't complete without my response to the show going off the air," Lucci said. "They wanted my honest and raw reaction to it. At first I didn't know what to say or even think. I was so upset and angry and stunned that my eyeballs were spinning in my head. But I sat down with my co-writer, Laura Morton, and we talked it through. And it is indeed raw. Very raw."

Meanwhile, Lucci has made headlines after meeting with several executives, including 'Desperate Housewives' boss Marc cherry, around Los Angeles.

Tell us: Will you watch 'All My Children' without Susan Lucci?

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Mr. Brian Frons, I just want you to know as a long time Channel 7 viewer; no mater what you put on Channel 7 at 1pm or 2pm I will never watch the shows. I think you are a small little man, who does not care about the views of the people who watch the shows for years. I am glad you are leaving and I hope you never enjoy another days work. I wish you a long, healthy life and I hope a 1 pm and 2 pm you are simply sad. B. Williams

January 06 2012 at 2:34 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

YES I know I will.. remember there are other actors and actresses that are just as good as susan lucci and people would love to continue to see what happened after jack walked out on Erica and what happen to JR ? who got shot? Prospect Park could still make $$$$$$ and make "All My Children" more interesting than ever... think about it... money, money and more money...yes Erica is good but the others are just as good and interesting and could benefit alot if they bring "All My Children" back online or T.V. ratings will climb so high, you would be amazed... bring the soaps back please.

November 28 2011 at 8:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

To take "Erica" out of AMC would not be smart. It is the interaction between characters that has made the show so good.
I have watched AMC since the day it started but the last few years have had stupid, stupid story lines. This blame should fall on all of the people making the decisions and the writers. Bring it back but don't keep harping on the same story line and please have the characters do more realistic story lines and conversations. Still cannot believe they replaced AMC with a show like the "Chew".

November 11 2011 at 12:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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October 24 2011 at 2:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Karen Rice

I absolutely will watch AMC on line without Susan Lucci. She and Jack made me sick at my stomach.
She is not very much older than I am, BUT, their love scenes made me want to throw up. Time for her
to leave, but take Jack with her.

October 22 2011 at 11:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I hope The Chew eats the View but I won't be turning on my tv till One Life to Live comes on, and then when that is gone General Hospital. I always hated wasting so much time of my day but loved these soaps I grew up watching so I watched them anyway. Thank you ABC for the free time in my day now. I will probably watch it on the internet in 2012 even without the irreplaceable Susan Lucci but for now I have an extra hour without tv.

October 08 2011 at 2:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

AMC was the BEST ABC had to offer .... My TV does not turn on until AFTER AMC would have aired now. I have no reason to watch the Chew ?? Even the name is stupid !!!!! I will watch AMC with or without Erica. They can replace her if they want with a new actress.... I LOVE AMC !!!!!

October 04 2011 at 7:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I am lost without all my children. Hope Susan Lucci will reconsider and not let her loyal fans down. I for one do not watch ABC during amc time slot and I know alot of others who do not even turn their tv on. Hope they are happy.

October 03 2011 at 10:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

lucci or not, AMC has been a part of life for decades.. BRING IT BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

September 30 2011 at 2:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Yes I will totally watch it on line, BUT I STILL THINK ABC MADE A POOR CHOICE!!!! With the soap, & DWTS. But, if their paying the actors the same, THEN WHY IN THE WORLD ARE THEY PUTTING IT ONLINE??? We will NOT watch "THE CHEW" Please?? Isn't there a cooking chan? I feel very sad, & upset that this is off the air!! I have been watching it since I was 17 yrs old. I'm 50ish now. LONG TIME!!! We feel lost without AMC on the air. WAY TO GO ABC, YOU BLEW IT--BIG TIME. Why don't you LISTEN to the fans?? OR DO THEY MATTER? NO--RATINGS IS ALL YOU THINK ABOUT???? I suggest you BIG WIGS QUIT THINKING ABOUT YOURSELVES & START THINKING ABOUT THE FANS!!! WITHOUT THE FANS-YOU WOULDN'T EVEN HAVE A DAMN JOB!!!!!!!!!!! PUT IT BACK ON THE AIR, & NOT THAT STUPID COOKING SHOW, PLEASE, GET REAL?????? NO-ONE WANTS TO WATCH "ANOTHER" COOKING SHOW!!! DUMB, DUMB, DUMB!!!! WAKE UP & THINK OF THE HOUSEWIVES, ETC.

September 26 2011 at 11:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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