Susan Lucci is most famous for her role as Erica Kane on ABC’s All My Children. The veteran actress just ended her role as the show was canceled in early January. Lucci’s fans can expect her back on television almost immediately as she prepares for her latest gig, the host of Deadly Affairs.
Deadly Affairs is an hour-long weekly prime time program on Investigation Discovery that explores love gone wrong. “They are deceptive love relationships, love triangles and betrayal that have deadly consequences,” Lucci explained to Huffington Post. “And they end tragedly.”
The show will feature a variety of stories about husbands who kills wives for cheating, women killing their husbands for insurance money, scorned women seeking revenge and more. Unlike WE‘s Snapped, these men and women (not just women) commit these crimes. “Every day you hear these stories and you think, ‘oh my goodness!’ Then they disappear,” Lucci explained. “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.”
Having appeared on one of ABC’s most popular soap operas for 31 years, Lucci is the perfect host for this show. Not only is she charming, professional and loved by millions, but the show is almost like soap operas-turn-real life as people commit crimes in the name of love.
Deadly Affairs will air in late spring or early summer. There’s no official word on its official premiere date.