One of the biggest questions raised since the relaunch of "All My Children" was announced (both times) was whether or not the soap’s most recognizable character, Erica Kane portrayed for more than 41 years by Susan Lucci, would return.
When asked by guest co-host Brooke Shields the answer people were "dying to know", Lucci said, "I so hope that I can return, I want with all my heart to return to "All My Children", I just don’t know the answer yet but what I do know is that all of us, all of us are working so hard to make that happen.”
Lucci noted that the conflict is that she is currently between Atlanta and New York right now working on a new series for Lifetime Television - Marc Cherry's "Devious Maids".
Lucci's New York appearance on "The View" coincided with the first day of taping in more than a year for "All My Children", which is now taking place in Stamford, Connecticut, about an hour away from its original home in New York City.
When "All My Children" was cancelled by ABC along with "One Life to Live" in April 2011, after more than 80 collective years on television, viewer outcry led to production company Prospect Park and ABC striking a licensing deal in July 2011 to save both shows.
Lucci had yet to sign on when Prospect Park’s plans to save the shows fell through in November 2011 and was initially blamed for the collapse by some fans, though later it was made clear that it was issues with unions and funding that forced plans to save the shows to be postponed.
In December 2012 reports began surfacing that Prospect Park was still looking to relaunch both shows and in January 2013 the new relaunch was officially announced.
Both "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" will be available to watch in the coming months on Hulu, Hulu Plus, iTunes and TOLN.com.