With the news that ABC is canceling long-running daytime soap opera “All My Children,” word has surfaced that one of its stars may be moving to prime time, SoapsInDepth.com reported.
ABC announced last week that it will wrap up “All My Children” in September, followed by the end of “One Life to Live” in January 2012. Now ABC may be preparing to bring “Children’s” Lucci aboard “Desperate Housewives.”
ABC is renegotiating with the “Housewives” principals, who are all looking for raises, so La Lucci may be a viable and less expensive alternative if any of the ladies plays hardball. Three of the show’s stars–Marcia Cross, Teri Hatcher and Eva Longoria–are veterans of soap operas themselves.
Lucci has expressed interest in jumping into prime time, telling the website, "It’s something I’ve always wanted to try." ABC has not commented on the rumor, but a source said it’s merely speculation at this point.