Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Lifetime Renews 'Devious Maids' for Season 2

Lifetime has picked up its Marc Cherry-produced drama Devious Maids for a 13-episode second season. After tepid premiere ratings, the series saw steady improvements week-to-week and quickly became Lifetime's fastest-growing drama in its history - hitting a series high 2.9 million total viewers on August 4.

Created by Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives), Devious Maids centers on a close-knit group of maids (Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez, Roselyn Sanchez, Edy Ganem and Judy Reyes), bonded together by their jobs, life struggles and bosses' melodramatic "upstairs-downstairs" universe, that turn to one another for support after a fellow maid, Flora (Paula Garces), is brutally murdered at the home of her employers. The drama also stars Susan Lucci, Rebecca Wisocky, Tom Irwin, Mariana Klaveno, Grant Show, Matt Cedeño, Melinda Page Hamilton, Drew Van Acker, Brianna Brown and Brett Cullen. Cherry, Sabrina Wind, Eva Longoria, Paul McGuigan, Larry Shuman, David Lonner, John Mass, Paul Presburger and Michael Garcia serve as executive producers.

"One of the most daring series on television, Devious Maids has quickly become a hit," Lifetime's EVP and GM Rob Sharenow said.

"ABC Studios has had a great partnership with Lifetime and Televisa and we're looking forward to another terrific season with Marc Cherry and his talented cast and crew," said Stephanie Leifer, Senior VP of Current Programming, ABC Studios.