'Devious Maids' Brings Susan Lucci and Marc Cherry to Lifetime
Friday, June 22, 2012
Marc Cherry is going from Housewives to Maids. The creator of Desperate Housewives will be coming to Lifetime in 2013 as the network has picked up his new drama Devious Maids.
The show, originally developed for ABC, is based on a popular Mexican telenovela and centers on the maids and housekeepers for rich and powerful Beverly Hills families. It stars soap icon Susan Lucci as wells as Scrubs' Judy Reyes, Ugly Betty's Ana Ortiz, Heroes' Dania Ramirez and Without a Trace's Roselyn Sanchez.
The large ensemble cast of Devious Maids also features True Blood's Mariano Klavano, Pretty Little Liars' Drew Van Acker and Melrose Place's Grant Show.
Devious Minds marks the second show this year that ABC has passed on to be saved by a cable network (TBS rescued Cougar Town from cancellation).
It's a good fit for Lifetime, since the network already has reruns of Marc Cherry's Desperate Housewives. Devious Maids will join Lifetime's increasingly big line-up of scripted shows in 2013.
(Image courtesy of Lifetime)