I'm pleased to know that if I were to ever--fingers crossed!--spend an extended amount of time with Susan Lucci, we'd have a lot to talk about (I mean, a lot to talk about following a series of questions that I'd try really hard to make more conversational and less interrogation-like: "Which of Erica's weddings was your favorite? Is David Canary as adorable in person as he is on the show, or is he even more so? How do you get your hair so big?"). Like, we could probably fill at least three hours trading stories of just how much Brian Frons is THE WORST, EVER because Susan Lucci hates him.
The New York Post has a glimpse of the new epilogue to La Lucci's memoir which includes a takedown of the world's least favorite entertainment executive.
"I think our being in this position is the result of some very bad decisions by [Frons].”
The Emmy winner claims Frons oversaw “subpar” writing when he installed soap vet Chuck Pratt as headwriter in 2008 and pushed out AMC creator Agnes Nixon. She also maintains that Frons told her last spring that the legendary sudser would be replaced by food-based talk show The Chew because it was cheaper to produce.
“An iconic show was losing out to greed,” she allegedly writes. “If Brian Frons could show his bosses that he could save the network 40 percent … he could keep his job even if the rest of us lost ours… I watched Brian Frons’ decisions destroy the production of our show and the lives of people on both sides of the country… [He] has what, for me, is that fatal combination of ignorance and arrogance. I cannot fathom any network executive choosing to alienate millions of loyal viewers in these economic times.”
First of all: STARS! They're just like us! Except their smackdowns tend to be polite (calling Pratt's writing "subpar" is probably the biggest compliment he could ever hope for) and eloquent and most of my commentary on the increasingly bad decisions made by Frons have tended to be a string of expletives and a caps lock HATE! for good measure, but still, we're totally on the same wavelength here.
And secondly: yes, yes, a million times yes! I hope more people follow this trend of publicly calling out Frons on being LUDICROUSLY inept.