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Susan Lucci's 'Devious Maids' to debut online in English and Spanish
Looking forward to the premiere of “Devious Maids,” the primetime soap starring Susan Lucci? Then you’re in for a treat. Even though the Scarsdale native’s new series isn’t set to premiere on Lifetime until June 23, fans can get an online sneak peek -- with a twist.
According to Deadline, Lifetime will unveil the pilot on multiple digital platforms this Sunday, including on the network’s website and video app, in both English and Spanish. Once the show premieres on Lifetime later this month, the show will be available for viewing on the same platforms and in both languages after the show’s Sunday 10 p.m. airing.
Considering that the series is about five Latina maids and is based on the the popular telenovela “Ellas Son La Alegria Del Hogar,” it’s a savvy move to maximize the show’s appeal to a diverse audience. The primetime soap centers on five women who rely on one another for friendship and support while working for the Beverly Hills elite.
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Besides its online innovations, “Devious Maids” is also hotly anticipated because it marks Lucci’s return to a dramatic series since the 2011 cancellation of the ABC soap “All My Children,” on which she played the iconic character Erica Kane for 41 years. And while Lucci has a new TV gig as Genevieve Delatour, one of the “Maids’” wealthy employers, she said she still hopes to return to the soap, which was revived by Prospect Park as an online series in April.
“We are going to be meeting in the next couple of weeks, all in the same room to put our books on the table and see what we can come up with,” Lucci said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times last month.
No doubt Lucci would love to return to the series that made her a daytime icon. But for now, she is taking on a brand new character, as the daytime diva goes primetime on Lifetime.
Are you excited to see Susan Lucci on “Devious Maids”? Are you planning to watch the series in English or Spanish? Tell us in the comments, and then take our poll on whether you want to see Lucci return to “All My Children.”