“Desperate Housewives” producer Marc Cherry initially wanted ABC to air his new series “Devious Maids” for the fall 2013 season however ABC had other plans.
The new series Executive Produced by Eva Longoria staring Ana Ortiz(“Ugly Betty”), Roselyn Sanchez(“Without a Trace”), Grant Show(“Melrose Place”) and Susan Lucci(“All My Children”) will head for Lifetime. The show will still be produced by ABC Studios and now filmed in Atlanta.
Atlanta will host the show to lower the cost of production and the show’s top producers decided to accept lower fees. The series will center around five maids and the rich Beverly Hills families they tend to. The adaption is of Mexican telenovela “Ellas son la Alegria del Hogar” from Televisa.
Lifetime will add Devious Maids to there list of scripted shows alongside “Army Wives”, “Drop Dead Diva”, and “The Client List”