The buzz over whether “All My Children” legend Susan Lucci will join ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” is reaching a fever pitch.
ABC insiders tell the New York Post that with the soap canceled, Lucci’s solid contract with the network continues on after shooting ends in August and that places her in the ideal situation for a move from Pine Valley to Fairview.
“Desperate Housewives” begins shooting its next season in July, so that will mean that Lucci would have to play double duty for a month.
A representative for Lucci says she’s fielding many offers and an ABC rep doesn’t deny that Lucci may join, but does say, “Susan Lucci will not be filming ‘Desperate Housewives’ in July.”
Some have speculated that the rumors are a power play by ABC after the prolonged contract negotiations with the current “Housewives.”
What do you think? Should ABC give one of its never-ending supply of vacant homes on Wisteria to Lucci next season?