Friday, August 19, 2011

Susan Lucci Received Prospect Park Offer At "Basically The Same Salary"

Susan Lucci has received an offer to continue on ALL MY CHILDREN according to a new report on Deadline Hollywood. Despite speculations about potential salary cuts on the ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE as they migrate from broadcast TV to online, Lucci has been offered basically the same salary she currently has at ABC. She is currently mulling the offer.

Lucci, who has played Erica Kane on ABC's ALL MY CHILDREN since the series started in 1970, has her salary famously slashed back in 2008. According to the trade paper Advertising Age at the time, Lucci -- who at one time brought home a reported $1 million per year -- as well as costars Michael E. Knight and Ray MacDonnell saw "substantial" paycheck reductions. So has Agnes Nixon, the soap creator of both ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE.

So if the salary offer is the same as her current salary, it's still a reduction from the show's heyday. This is good news though for longtime AMC fans who have been both Debbi Morgan and Jacob Young already jump ship and others, like Michael E. Knight and Rebecca Budig, express interest in doing other things. Would the same money change their minds?

AMC and OLTL are scheduled to relaunch online in the first quarter of 2012. Prospect Park is also in talks with cable networks about carving out a traditional TV window.

- Walt Willey: "We just got our proposal two nights ago"
- ABC Confirms AMC/OLTL Licensed to Prospect Park
- Prospect Park, ALL MY CHILDREN & ONE LIFE TO LIVE: Five Things Every Soap Fan Should Know about Daytime's New Powerhouse
- PRESS RELEASE: Prospect Park Names Technology Pioneer Stratton Sclavos as Partner & Member of Executive Team in Company's Online TV Venture
- Will ALL MY CHILDREN & ONE LIFE TO LIVE Air On Cable After The Web?
- Wall Street Journal: Deal Gives Prospect Park Exclusive Rights For More Than A Decade
- AMC and OLTL cast members meet with AFTRA on Prospect Park move
- Walt Willey: "We haven't been spoken to about salaries or benefits or unions or anything like that"

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