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13 May 31st, 2012 Lifetime Considering Bringing Marc Cherry’s Devious Maids To Their Line-up!


An interesting item yesterday appeared at with news that their still could be life for Marc Cherry’s follow-up to Desperate Housewives, Devious Maids!

According to Deadline, “Lifetime is looking at the pilot, which missed the cut at ABC, and has had conversations with its producer, ABC Studios. While Lifetime appears interested, sources stress that the talks are preliminary. The cable network has been looking at a number of busted broadcast pilots and cancelled series,  but Devious Maids seems to be closer than most to the new, younger and sexier direction Lifetime is taking with series like The Client List.”

Based on the Mexican format, Devious Maids follows four maids (Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez, Roselyn Sanchez, Judy Reyes) with ambition and dreams of their own while they work for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills. The project’s cast also includes Susan Lucci, and Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria is among its executive producer.

So will La Lucci still get to play her comedic turn on the series?  What do you think of the chances of Lifetime picking-up Devious Maids? Do you think it’s a wise choice and would you tune-in? Let us know!


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  1. ricardo says:

    i really hope they pick up devious maids. it sounds like a good show. i hope susan lucci comes to devious maids. without susan i will not watch the show at all.


  2. Linda says:

    Too bad Lifetime didn’t do the same for AMC and OLTL.


    david replied

    My thought exactly. It still isn’t too late. Some of the actors are still available. Others could recycle in and out, depending on their availability.


    SZima replied

    I agree too, but I’m afraid it probably is too late. So many of the actors have gone on to other things and same for the production crews. They were an important part of these shows.


    lipstickcat replied

    So true! The had two ready made shows & could’ve been raking in the ratings! I’ll never get why they were dismissed by all the stations! Somebody should’ve had enough sense to take them on!


  3. Torrey says:

    I hope they pick it up, because it sounded like an interesting show. I think Marc Cherry is wonderful……loved Desperate Housewives, and was looking forward to watching Devious Maids, but of course ABC did it again and made a stupid decision. Well, I hope their bad move becomes Lifetimes big Gain.


  4. Juan says:

    I will watch anything that Susan Lucci is in. She could do a show on the proper way to replace a roll of toilet paper and I’d watch. I miss my Erica Kane so much!!!


  5. Rodd says:

    I hope they pick up the show. I would definitely watch!


  6. David Larsson says:

    I hope they do! They could add it to their Sunday night line-up. First “The Client List”, followed by “Devious Maids”.


  7. Tristan says:

    I so would love to see this happen – Devious Maids on tv on Lifetime or any network. I think the original problem or challenge was four Latino maids and the stereotypes. A bigger market for viewers may have been created with four maids from four different ethnicities. What Lifetime should think though is that forget about the four maids who can bring in their old fans but look realistically at Susan Lucci bringing in the soap fans from daytime including those who boycotted ABC. She could help sustain the show and prove she isn’t a hasbeen. People will have to realize though she isn’t Erica Kane. Genevieve is a lot nuttier and Susan isn’t the star but a co star – no Erica Kane here. I think most of the key actors are available if not all. Lucci is filming her new series right now Deadly Affairs. One wonders if she would get to do Hot in Cleveland (that was the rumour) and some more of Army Wives – Lifetime could make it part of the deal as I think Lifetime also has Army Wives – get Lucci to play Audrey for a few episodes – she was spicey. I don’t want to get my hopes up because of what happened to All My Children and then Devious Maids with ABC but it would be great to see Devious Maids on tv.


  8. barbara t says:

    At least it won’t be on abc.


  9. SZima says:

    I hope Maids does make it to Lifetime, but Cherry may have to re-write it to be less stereotypical. I have a feeling that is the reason why ABC declined.

    I think it could be even more fun if a couple of the “bosses” were non-white and their maids were white.

    Whatever happens, just keep Susan Lucci!!


  10. MBmomof3 says:

    I hope Lifetime picks it up. I think it looks very entertaining, but if it had been on ABC I would not have watched it. Maybe ABC turning it down was a good thing:)


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