The latest project from Marc Cherry, creator of the long-running ABC hit “Desperate Housewives,” has received a series order, Deadline.com reports. Lifetime has ordered 13 episodes of “Devious Maids,” set to premiere in 2013.
The show, from ABC Studios, was developed for ABC and received a pilot order from the network, but ABC declined to take it to series, the story notes.
Lifetime President Nancy Dubuc and EVP Rob Sharenow issued a joint statement, saying: “This show and Marc Cherry’s unique story telling voice perfectly articulate Lifetime’s strategy of attracting top-tier creatives with their most original and exciting projects.”
Deadline notes: “Based on the hit Mexican telenovela ‘Ellas son la Alegría del Hogar,’ ‘Devious Maids’ follows the lives of five maids with ambition and dreams of their own while they work for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills. It stars Ana Ortiz, Judy Reyes, Dania Ramirez, Roselyn Sanchez as well as Susan Lucci, Edy Ganem, Grant Show (‘Swing Town’), Brianna Brown, Rebecca Wisocky, Tom Irwin, Mariana Klaveno, Brett Cullen and Drew Van Acker.”