Tuesday, May 21, 2024

“One Life to Live” Cast Confirmed, But Still No Susan Lucci for “All My Children”


Just as  I told you last week, Prospect Park Productions has confirmed most of the “One Life to Live” cast for the Online Network including stars Erika Slezak, Robin Strasser, and Robert S. Woods. It looks like they’ve got just about everyone, with a few stragglers still coming in. But with “All My Children,” a show that ABC let fall to waste before its abrupt ending, things aren’t so easy. There’s still no sign of Susan Lucci, aka Erica Kane, and the star of the show. Right now, Prospect Park has managed only to line up sort of miscellaneous characters for the show.

But the lynchpins, so to speak, are Lucci and Michael E. Knight, as well as David Canary–who retired from the show but lives close enough to Stamford, Connecticut to put in occasional appearances. “All My Children” was really run into the ground over the last several years. They would have to get Julia Barr back, as well as a few others the show was forced to drop as their budgets were cut and their location was moved to Los Angeles from New York. Lucci is pretty busy, however, what with “Devious Maids,” the new Marc Cherry series for Lifetime, and a raft of other projects. If Prospect Park wants a success with “AMC” they’re going to have to make some kind of deal with Lucci– even if it’s for once a week.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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