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Her show, All My Children, may have died a slow death. But was there any doubt that soap queen Susan Lucci would rise from the ashes? After 41 years of playing the iconic Erica Kane, Lucci has wasted no time moving on. And she's using her soap credentials wisely.
After some pit stops for cameo roles in Hot in Cleveland and a Gloria Estefan video, she has systematically set about securing a new place in primetime TV. First off, she got a role in Devious Maids, the latest primetime drama by Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry. The show, which is based on a popular Mexican telenova, stars Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez, Roselyn Sanchez and Judy Reyes as maids working for wealthy (and, naturally, difficult) Beverly Hills housewives. Lucci plays one of those employers, the slightly nuts-o Genevieve Delacourt.
"Genevieve has big, big mood swings," Lucci tells the New York Post. "Marc Cherry is very funny and an intriguing storyteller. The characters are just delicious." ABC will show the pilot to potential advertisers later this month. "We don’t know if it’s a go yet," Lucci said. "In a few weeks…we should know for sure."