Deadline reports that “AMC” star Susan Lucci, who’s reportedly none-too-pleased with ABC, has turned down offers to stay on the series with a salary close to what she’s currently earning. The 64-year-old is allegedly gunning for more money and fewer hours — to keep her options open for an opportunity in primetime.
Prospect Park seems to be having much better luck with “OLTL.” The company released a statement confirming deals with four of the series’ biggest stars. Ted King (Tomas Delgado), Michael Easton (John McBain), Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer) and soap legend Erika Slezak (Victoria Lord) are all on board.
Theirs are the first confirmations of any ABC cast members since plans for the soap acquisition were announced in July.
As of now, “AMC” will take its final ABC bow on Monday, Sept. 26, with “OLTL” ending its own run some time in early 2012.