NEW YORK – ABC's All My Children will see if what Howard Stern says is really true: "Lesbians equal ratings."
Erica Kane's gay daughter, Bianca (Eden Riegel), will hit the sheets with Lena (Olga Sosnovska) in a first-ever lesbian love scene on afternoon TV, reports TV Guide.
The episode will air during May sweeps.
"Is Lena straight, gay or bisexual? That's the question we're putting on the table," ABC Daytime chief Brian Frons told TV Guide.
Frons says he considers the Bianca-Lena pairing "much bolder" TV than pairing Bianca with longtime galpal Maggie (Elizabeth Hendrickson).
Frons says ABC polled 1,500 AMC viewers last December to see how Bianca's romantic life should proceed.
"That group, by a wide majority, said, 'It's OK for Bianca to be a lesbian, and for 'AMC' to tell a lesbian love story, but we don't want it to be with Maggie,'" Frons says.
"To be honest, we were shocked."
Maggie, by the way, has since been paired with Henry (Ivan Shaw).
"Maybe it will turn out we made a mistake," Frons says. "Maybe it will be decided that Maggie has no chemistry with Henry because she is a lesbian and wasn't ready to deal with it."