Eva Longoria is adding another title to her resume… television series director.
The 38-year-old Mexican American actress will direct the season two premiere episode of Lifetime’s hit series Devious Maids, marking her television directorial debut.
The series, executive produced by Longoria and for former Desperate Housewives boss Marc Cherry, stars Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramírez, Roselyn Sánchez, Edy Ganem and Judy Reyes as five maids with ambition and dreams of their own while working for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills, a place where murder and mayhem collide in the posh mansions of the city’s wealthiest and most powerful families.
Inspired by the hit telenovela, Ellas son… la alegría del hogar, Devious Maids is Lifetime’s fastest-growing scripted series ever and is the number one series across cable in its Sunday time period among women. Its finale last September garnered three million total viewers, making the episode Lifetime’s best drama telecast in 2013.
Devious Maids also stars Susan Lucci, Grant Show, Rebecca Wisocky, Tom Irwin, Mariana Klaveno, Matt Cedeño, Melinda Page Hamilton and Drew Van Acker. Joining the cast this season are Dominic Adams, Joanna Adler and Colin Woodell.
Devious Maids returns for its second season on Sunday, April 20 at 10:00 pm ET.