Susan Lucci has found herself in a familiar place – that of sad cancellation of a show in which she stars. On Thursday, Deadline revealed that Lifetime has chosen to not renew the soapy Devious Maids for a fifth season.
Devious Maids was executive produced by Eva Longoria and starred Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez, Roselyn Sanchez and Judy Reyes and developed and created by Marc Cherry. The series wound up on Lifetime after being developed by ABC, and the network chosing to not pick it up for series.
While the soapy ‘Maids’ got off to a solid start, the ratings have slipped in each consecutive season, with the most recent fourth season averaging 0.923 million viewers (L+SD), but the show has been consistent, with virtually no drop-off throughout Season 4. Its average still was twice the viewership of Lifetime’s other original scripted series, the critically praised UnReal.
Wrapping a respectable four-season run, Devious Maids, from ABC Studios, was the first all-Latina ensemble on English-speaking television.
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