Marc Cherry

Desperate Housewives may be going off the air, but Marc Cherry could be staying with ABC.

ABC has picked up four new drama pilots, including a new possible primetime soap from Cherry. Based on a Mexican format, Devious Maids follows four maids with ambition and dreams of their own who work for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills. Cherry will write and executive-produce alongside Sabrina Wind.

New soap from Desperate Housewives creator lands at ABC

From executive producer and writer Michael Green, Gotham features a female cop who, after pursuing a seemingly unsolvable case, discovers a magical world that exists within New York City. Erwin Stoff is also executive-producing.

Written and executive-produced by Paul Scheuring, Zero Hour is the tale of a skeptics magazine editor who gets pulled into one of the most compelling conspiracies in human history. Lorenzo DiBonaventura and Dan McDermott are also attached to executive-produce.

Based on the Dutch format, Penoza centers on the widow of an assassinated criminal who is forced to adopt her husband's role in a crime syndicate in order to protect her family. Melissa Rosenberg will write and executive-produce alongside Alon Aranya and Howard Klein.