Take heart, newly-unemployed “One Life to Live” actors. There is, in fact, life after soap opera stardom. Case in point: “All My Children” alumna Susan Lucci, who will host a new “real life soap” for Investigation Discovery.
“Deadly Affairs” will chronicle everything from “love triangles that implode to office romances exposed; from sleeping with the enemy to bedding your best friend’s husband; and from grooms ditching the ceremony with a bridesmaid in tow to swingers deciding the grass actually is greener.”
Lucci, in her first gig since “All My Children” ended its run on ABC after 42 years on the air in September, will serve as host and narrator. The announcement came on Friday (Jan. 13) at the Television Critics Association winter press tour.
“There is simply no other actress in the world more qualified than Susan Lucci to host ‘Deadly Affairs,'” ID president Henry Schleiff said.
“After all, Susan’s alter ego, Erica Kane, created her fair share of steamy scandals and deadly dalliances, often all in one hour,” Schleiff continued. “While our series, of course, has the added benefit of featuring real stories of betrayal, we are delighted that Susan will bring her own distinctive voice and dramatic flair to our real life soap.”
“Deadly Affairs” will begin production in March for a fall 2012 debut.