New Soap from Desperate Housewives Creator Lands at ABC
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Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry is leaving Wisteria Lane, and moving on to another ABC project titled Devious Maids.
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The hourlong series -- billed as a prime-time soap -- will follow four Latina housekeepers based in Beverly Hills, Deadline reports. The drama is adapted from the telenovela The Disorderly Maids of the Neighborhood, now in its second season. The original version revolves around five maids (rather than four) who find themselves in the middle of a murder mystery that rocks their ordinarily quiet community.
Cherry will write and executive-produce the show with Housewives partner Sabrina Wind.