Lifetime is making some behind-the-scenes changes on a drama series, while also giving the show a renewal for a third season. Writing on Deadline.com, Nellie Andreeva reports that the changes are in store for “Devious Maids.”
The drama was renewed two months after it finished its second season, with the delay in the renewal coming after haggling over the license fee and a change of showrunner, the story adds.
Creator and executive producer Marc Cherry had been reluctant to continue as showrunner, telling the publication earlier in the year, “The time is coming to a close on my day-to-day showrunning.”
The Lifetime drama will now have veteran showrunner Ric Swartzlander serving as executive producer and co-showrunner. Beside him will be Brian Tanen, who has worked on the show since the start as producer and supervising producer, and will now also serve as co-showrunner. Cherry will remain executive producer and showrunner, with his involvement crucial to Lifetime’s decision to renew, the story adds.