WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Millions of soap opera fans were devastated when actress Susan Lucci disappeared from daytime television (she was on All My Children from 1970 to 2011). Now Lucci is starring in a new Lifetime series called Devious Maids (check it out on IMDB here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2226342/).
Lucci says she's not one of the maids. "Actually it's about five Latino maids in Beverly Hills households. Lucky me, two of the fabulous actresses work in my character's household."
She's joined by other stars such as Ana Ortiz from Ugly Betty and Judy Reyes from "Scrubs."
"The relationship between my character and hers is so fantastic. Her daughter, played by Edy Ganem, has a crush on my son who is in college. So there is a lot of intrigue. The show is so funny. There are scenes that are absolutely hilarious. There is also, you know, the intrigue and murder, mayhem, little surprises and sexy... All the good stuff."
The Lifetime series starts Sunday, June 23. It will air every Sunday at 10 p.m. It's a 13-episode series.
Lucci also talked about All My Children and some work that may bring it back.
"Yes, actually, All My Children started broadcasting on Hulu about two months ago. I understand to great numbers, great ratings, and they're on twice a week and One Life To Live is on the other two days," said Lucci.
Asked if she would go back, she replied, "I also have a show on Investigation Discovery now that I'm back in New York, that I just started shooting season two. All My Children shoots five weeks on and five weeks off in Stamford, Connecticut... We're trying to sit in a room and get our books out and seeing how we can accomplish this."