Even though ABC didn’t send Marc Cherry’s Devious Maids project starring Roselyn Sanchez to series, the project may be getting a lifeline…
Lifetime is reportedly reviewing the pilot, which didn’t make the cut of shows picked up by ABC for the upcoming fall season despite an all-star cast that includes the 38-year-old Puerto Rican actress/singer, as well as Ugly Betty’s Ana Ortiz, Heroes’ Dania Ramirez and Scrubs’ Judy Reyes.
Lifetime has had preliminary conversations with Devious Maids’ producers and ABC Studios about bringing the project to life at the women’s cable network, according to Deadline.com.
Lifetime has been looking at several recent pilots, as well as cancelled series like CBS’ Unforgettable. But Devious Maids seems to be closer than most to the new, younger and sexier direction the cable network is taking with series like The Client List. Additionally, Lifetime is the off-network home of Cherry’s recently retired hit drama Desperate Housewives, making Devious Maids a match maid in heaven for the show that helped make Eva Longoria an international star.
Based on a Mexican telenovela, Devious Maids—which is being executive produced by Longoria—follows four maids (Ortiz, Ramirez, Sanchez and Reyes) with ambition and dreams of their own while they work for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills.