That didn’t take too long. Susan Lucci, who ruled daytime TV for 41 years on “All My Children,” is coming back. Lucci will star in “Devious Maids,” the new show from “Desperate Housewives” creator Marc Cherry. Ironically, the comedy–an “Upstairs Downstairs” for the 2010s–comes from ABC Productions. “All My Children” was unceremoniously dumped by ABC last year, and not even given a proper send off.Lifetime has ordered 13 episodes, scheduled to start airing in 2013.
Lucci is a survivor, and a popular presence on TV. Her character, Erica Kane, was probably the best known soap diva of all time. In the new show, La Lucci will play one of the wealthy employers of the devious maids of the title. Among the show’s other stars are Ana Ortiz (Ugly Betty), Judy Reyes (The Pregnancy Project), Dania Ramirez (Entourage), Roselyn Sanchez (Without a Trace), Edy Ganem (Livin’ Loud) and Grant Show (Melrose Place).