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Susan Lucci Starring In ABC Pilot By 'Desperate Housewives' Creator

Mon, March 12, 2012 8:14am EDT by Andy Swift 2 Comments

Marc Cherry’s next sure-fire hit ‘Devious Maids’ will unleash Susan’s inner diva — as if it needs any more unleashing.

Soap legend Susan Lucci may never have taken up residence on Wisteria Lane — despite the many, many rumors — but Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry still has big plans for her! reports that Susan has been given a starring role on his new ABC pilot Devious Maids, which as the title suggests, focuses on the trials and tribulations of four devious maids. Ugly Betty vet Ana Ortiz has already been cast as one of the maids, while Susan will play one of the maids’ employers.

The title may seem ridiculous, but didn’t Desperate Housewives sound crazy eight years ago? And look where it is now!

If all goes well for Susan, who famously won a Daytime Emmy Award after being nominated 21 times, she might even snag herself a Primetime Emmy. And it would probably look something like this:

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