Villaraigosa's debut on 'All My Children' is set for Wednesday
The stunt, aimed at welcoming the long-running soap opera's move from New York to Los Angeles, involves the mayor meeting Susan Lucci's character, Erica Kane.
The exact plot has not been released, but ABC offered this preview: "Villaraigosa also appears as himself, crossing paths with Erica Kane at Confusion, the local hot spot that is owned in part by Erica Kane. The two will have a back story of having previously met at a charity event in L.A. the year before."
Councilman Eric Garcetti is also going to appear on the show. His episode will air Tuesday, ABC said.
"All My Children's" is now shot at Andrita Studios in Los Angeles.
According to City News Service, there is something of a tradition of L.A. mayors appearing on TV:
--Sam Yorty appeared on the CBS comedy “Here’s Lucy” in 1972
--Tom Bradley on a 1988 episode of the Fox Broadcasting and Showtime comedy, “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show”
--Richard Riordan on a 1999 episode of ABC’s “It’s Like, You Know...”
Photo: Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (L.A. Times file); Susan Lucci (Associated Press)