<strong>Susan Lucci</strong> portrayed the iconic role of Erica Kane on ABC's "All My Children" for more than 41 years. Sadly, the character would last be seen on September 23, 2011, when a shot rang out during an event that brought Pine Valley's most prominent citizens together. Despite Prospect Park bringing back the series for a short-lived online iteration in 2013, Lucci was unfortunately not part of the cast. Currently pulling double duty as host of the Investigation Discovery series, "Deadly Affairs," and starring in Lifetime's "Devious Maids," Lucci recently told <em>Soap Opera Network</em>, during an Investigation Discovery/<em>Glamour Magazine</em> event honoring actresses <strong>Rosario Dawson</strong>,<strong> Marcia Gay Harden</strong>, <strong>Tamara Taylor </strong>and<strong> Stephanie March</strong>, that she remains proud of her daytime run as Erica Kane and that's she's having a great time with where her career has taken her since.
While Investigation Discovery has signed on several daytime soap stars for hosting duties as part of its daytime soap block beginning Monday, August 25, the network is featuring '80s and '90s primetime stars in its new Wednesday night original series, "Heartbreakers," which follows hunky Hollywood actors from both eras reunite on screen to portray real-life dreamboats who turned into total nightmares as shown in sensational, Aaron Spelling-esque style reminiscent of classic primetime soaps. The series takes true stories ripped from the headlines to show what really happens when the perfect catch turns out to be the perfect criminal.
In conjunction with the new season launch of "Deadly Affairs" starring Susan Lucci ("All My Children," "Devious Maids") on Saturday, August 16 at 10:00 PM ET/9:00 PM CT, Investigation Discovery has announced the return of its daytime soap block hosted by several adored past and present soap stars. The block consists of encore episodes of some of the network's most scandalous series, such as "Wives with Knives," "My Dirty Little Secret," "Scorned: Love Kills" and "Evil Twins." Taking in the soap block as hosts are "General Hospital’s" Lynn Herring and Kin Shriner, "Days of our Lives’" Mary Beth Evans and Wally Kurth, Lamon Archey from "The Young and the Restless," Darnell Williams from "All My Children" and telenovela actress Katie Barberi ("Dona Barbara"). The block kicks off Monday, August 25 with "Sinful Secrets Week."
Investigation Discovery announced today that it has greenlit a third season of its hit series, "Deadly Affairs." Hosted by Susan Lucci ("All My Children"), the series provides audiences with titillating tales of murder and mayhem after relationships begin to falter. The program was one of ID's top five shows in the 3rd quarter of 2013 in Women 25-54, Women 18-49 and Persons 25-54. In P2+, "Affairs" reached over 9.7 million unique viewers. The new season will premiere in summer 2014.
Next week Investigation Discovery invites you to spend your afternoons with Josh and Reva Shayne ("Guiding Light"), or at least with their portrayers Robert Newman and Kim Zimmer, as the network launches "Days of our Knives," a programming initiative aimed at Women 25-54.