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Susan Lucci Rejects 'All My Children' Online TV Show

| by Michael Allen

Deadline.com reports that soap actress Susan Lucci has turned down an offer to move online with 'All My Children' in 2012. Prospect Park reportedly offered Lucci a similar salary to what ABC was paying her, but the actress wanted more money, fewer hours and the freedom to do a primetime series.

She has reportedly been meeting with Marc Cherry, the creator of 'Desperate Housewives.'

Prospect Park may focus its resources on 'One Life to Live,' which had better ratings than 'All My Children.' Both shows are scheduled to debut online in early 2012.

Lucci recently added a new chapter to her memoir, 'All My Life,' slamming ABC's Brian Frons for canceling 'All My Children.' When asked why she added the scathing chapter, Lucci told TV Guide Magazine it was suggested by her publisher, Harper Collins.

"The book had gone to print well before the cancellation and they felt my story wasn't complete without my response to the show going off the air," Lucci said. "They wanted my honest and raw reaction to it. At first I didn't know what to say or even think. I was so upset and angry and stunned that my eyeballs were spinning in my head. But I sat down with my co-writer, Laura Morton, and we talked it through. And it is indeed raw. Very raw."