|Created by||Marc Cherry|
|Based on||Ellas son la Alegría del Hogar
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||13 (List of episodes)|
|Location(s)||Atlanta, Georgia (Filming)
Beverly Hills, California (Setting)
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Distributor||Disney-ABC Domestic Television|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)
|Audio format||Dolby Digital 5.1|
|Original run||June 23, 2013– present|
|Related shows||Desperate Housewives|
Devious Maids is an American television comedy-drama series created by Marc Cherry, produced by ABC Studios and executive produced by Cherry, Sabrina Wind, Eva Longoria, Paul McGuigan, Larry Shuman, David Lonner, John Mass, Paul Presburger, and Michael Garcia. The series premiered June 23, 2013, on Lifetime.
The show's cast includes Ana Ortiz as lead character, and Dania Ramirez, Roselyn Sánchez, Edy Ganem, and Judy Reyes as other maids, with Susan Lucci, Rebecca Wisocky, Tom Irwin, Brianna Brown, Brett Cullen, Mariana Klaveno, and Grant Show in feature main roles. The series centers on four Latina maids working in the homes of Beverly Hills’ wealthiest and most powerful families, and a newcomer who made it personal after a maid was murdered and determined to uncover the truth behind her demise, and in the process become an ally in their lives.
The show was originally in development to air on ABC. The pilot episode was released online on June 9, 2013, before its television debut. The pilot episode has received positive reviews from critics. The pilot drew 1.99 million viewers, and in episode six, shot up 45 percent from the series premiere, to 2.90 million viewers. The first season finale would become its highest rated episode, peaking at 3 million viewers
On August 13, 2013, Devious Maids was renewed for a second season, consisting of 13 episodes. Season 2 is set to premiere on Lifetime on April 6, 2014. Brianna Brown and Brett Cullen are not returning for season 2.
Cast and characters
- Ana Ortiz as Marisol Duarte/Professor Marisol Suarez, Ph.D.
- Dania Ramirez as Rosie Falta
- Roselyn Sánchez as Carmen Luna
- Judy Reyes as Zoila Diaz
- Edy Ganem as Valentina Diaz
- Susan Lucci as Genevieve Delatour
- Rebecca Wisocky as Evelyn Powell
- Tom Irwin as Adrian Powell
- Mariana Klaveno as Peri Westmore
- Grant Show as Spence Westmore
- Brianna Brown as Taylor Stappord (season 1)
- Brett Cullen as Michael Stappord (season 1)
- Drew Van Acker as Remi Delatour
- Wolé Parks as Sam Alexander
- Paula Garcés as Flora Hernandez
- Matt Cedeño as Alejandro Rubio
- Melinda Page Hamilton as Odessa Burakov
- Maria Howell as Ida Hayes
- Valerie Mahaffey as Olivia Rice, Michael's ex-wife
- Eddie Hassell as Eddie Suarez
- Stephen Collins as Phillipe Delatour
- Alex Fernandez as Pablo Diaz
The pilot is based on the Mexican TV series Ellas son la Alegría del Hogar, which translates to English as "They Are the Home's Joy" and was heavily influenced by Cherry's previous series Desperate Housewives. The Mexican series is based on an original concept by Gloria Calzada, Juan Meyer and Salvador Rizo. The American adaptation was to follow four maids with ambition and dreams of their own while they work for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills, California. ABC ordered the pilot on January 31, 2012.
On May 14, 2012, the pilot was not picked to series by ABC. However, on June 22, 2012, Lifetime picked up the pilot with a thirteen-episode order. In May 2012, Roselyn Sánchez made a cameo appearance in the final episode of Desperate Housewives, "Finishing the Hat", as her character Carmen Luna. Richard Burgi, Valerie Mahaffey, Rebecca Wisocky, Matt Cedeño, Melinda Page Hamilton, and Andrea Parker, who previously appeared in Desperate Housewives, have major recurring roles in this series.
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- Official website
- Devious Maids at the Internet Movie Database
- Devious Maids at TV.com
- Devious Maids at Metacritic