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Lucci hosts show on real-life soap operas

"All My Children" veteran Susan Lucci is returning to the world of soap operas. But this time, the stories will be real, The Associated Press reports.

The Investigation Discovery network says Lucci will host and narrate "Deadly Affairs." It said Thursday the new series will explore real-life cases of romance gone wrong and the crimes of passion that resulted.

"They are deceptive love relationships, love triangles and betrayal that have deadly consequences," Lucci said. "And they end in tragedy. Every day you hear these stories and you think, 'Oh, my goodness!' Then they disappear. You don't know what happened next, and you don't know why they happened. I'm hoping that, in exploring them, we'll shed some light on human nature."

Lucci, a longtime Garden City resident, won lasting fame as devious, often-wed Erica Kane on the daytime drama "All My Children," which aired from 1970 until ABC canceled it in September.

The show's premiere is slated for this fall.


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