"Devious Maids" Gets a Second Shot at Primetime

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Lifetime could be the saving grace for the show, Devious Maids, executive produced by Eva Longoria and written by Marc Cherry, the man who gave us Desperate Housewives. While the show was not picked up by ABC, Lifetime is reportedly in talks to resurrect the show and bring it to their network, according to Deadline.

The show starred Ana Ortiz, Judy Reyes, Dania Ramirez and Roselyn Sanchez as maids of women in Beverly hills, and was loosely based on the telenovela The Disorderly Maids of the Neighborhood. The show also stars Susan Lucci.

The show had come under fire for its depiction of Latinos, which Longoria was quick to defend – stating to the Huffington Post these stories were worth telling. (Of course, not many people have actually seen the show, so it remains to be seen whether the depiction is truly stereotypical.)

Lifetime isn’t new to saving shows: Fox’s America’s Most Wanted and Bravo’s Project Runway have both found a new home on the women’s TV network.  The talks about Devious Maids are still preliminary, however, so we’ll have to wait and see if the show actually does get a second chance at life.

What do you think? Do you think Lifetime is smart to try and save this show? Will you be watching?

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