All My Children

Soap Queen Goes ‘Cougar’

Twist! In a not-that-shocking change of pace, Susan Lucci’s character on All My Children will find herself in the arms of a younger man—who also happens to be her daughter’s ex-husband and her ex-fiance’s stepson. Erica Kane (Lucci’s character) is already 10 husbands deep and has a penchant for drama, so it’s only natural that cougar-dom would be next on the writers’ list of cultural phenomena to tackle on the show. “Certainly the fact that it is a hot topic right now makes it all that more delicious for us,” said All My Children's executive producer. Kane’s cougar commencement makes a splash later this summer, literally—she “accidentally” falls into her new beau’s bathtub.