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Lucci & Canary Hit Prime-Time

Lucci & Canary Hit Prime-Time

Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 10:00 PM ET by Angela Rosa

Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABC

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Drama king, David Canary, and drama queen, Susan Lucci, take their comedic talents to cable television.

“All My Children” super-star Susan Lucci will air on the cable series “Hot In Cleveland,”  TV Land’s first original scripted series, later this summer.

“Hot In Cleveland” stars “One Day at a Time” superstar Valerie Bertinelli as novelist Melanie Moretti, “Frasier” alumni Jane Leeves as eye-brow archer to the stars Joy Scroggs, “Just Shoot Me!” graduate Wendie Malick as former soap star Victoria Chase and television legend/current hot-commodity Betty White as a very feisty Cleveland based caretaker named Elka Ostrovsky. The initial storyline of the series finds the three 40-something best friends relocating from Los Angeles to Cleveland after finding themselves instantly attracted to the former home of new Miami Heat superstar LeBron James during a plane stop-by. Along with Lucci, the new Sean Hayes (“Will & Grace”) produced series has also recruited Hal Linden (“Barney Miller”), Wayne Knight (“3rd Rock from the Sun” and “Frasier”), Shirley Knight (“As Good As It Gets”), Huey Lewis (“Just Shoot Me!”), Juliet Mills (“Nanny and the Professor”), Carl Reiner (“The Dick Van Dyke Show”), John Schneider (“Dukes of Hazzard”) and Amy Yasbeck (“Wings”) for appearances on the series’ first season.

“Hot in Cleveland” airs on Wednesday nights and is scheduled to air just ten episodes this season, so expect to see Lucci’s episode air before the series puts out their last original episode for the 2010 season on August 18. The soap icon is currently enjoying a long vacation from her home of forty years “AMC” and taped the episode this past Friday. Check Local listings for time and channel.

David Canary who exited “All My Children” last April to the heartbreak of millions of fans has been tapped for a guest appearance on Larry David’s (“Seinfeld” co-creator) comedy series “Curb Your Enthusiasm” which airs on HBO. According to sources close to the New York taped-and-based series, Larry David’s character will be purchasing “street” drugs from Canary’s character in the episode that is scheduled to air in early 2011.

Canary, of course, played Adam (and Stuart) Chandler on “AMC” for almost three decades and earned no less than five Daytime Emmy’s in that time.

With the first edition of the series airing in 2000, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” is HBO’s longest running original series and has earned 30 Primetime Emmy nominations. The series is unique for being loosely scripted and improvised. Larry David typically has his cast work off of a seven to eight page outline.

“All My Children” airs Weekdays on ABC. “Hot In Cleveland” airs on TV Land. “Curb Your Enthusiam” airs on HBO. Check local listings. “AMC” also airs 24/7 online at ABC.com.