Washing the windows is no concern when scrubbing bloody floors and covering up illicit affairs are part of your professional duties. Such filthy tasks are all in a day's work for Beverly Hills cleaning ladies Carmen, Marisol, Valentina, Rosie and Zoila. It's enough to turn anyone a little...devious.
Inspired by the hit Mexican telenovela The Disorderly Maids of the Neighborhood, the new Lifetime sudser Devious Maids was adapted for American audiences by Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry and features the same wickedly over-the-top tone. "But there are subtle differences," Cherry explains. "Devious Maids deals with themes of racism, classism and immigration. These women all work in the homes of rich people, but they have goals and dreams that are much greater than the people they work for realize."
The drama begins with the death of a mischievous maid named Flora...
Devious Maids hasn't even premiered yet, but the new Lifetime soap is already facing harsh criticism for promoting Latina stereotypes.
The show, from Desperate Housewives' Marc Cherry and Eva Longoria, follows five Latina maids, played by Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez, Roselyn Sanchez, Edy Ganem and Judy Reyes, who work for the rich and famous in L.A. Last month, writer Tanisha L. Ramirez called the series "a wasted opportunity" in an op-ed piece for The Huffington Post based on a minute-long trailer.
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Marc Cherry, the man behind our favorite former Wisteria Lane residents, will soon debut Devious Maids, a new Lifetime series that tells the stories of a group of maids — played by Ana Ortiz, Judy Reyes, Roselyn Sanchez, Dania Ramirez and Brianna Brown — who work for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills.
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Eight months after wrapping up the shenanigans on Wisteria Lane, Desperate Housewives executive producers Marc Cherry and Sabrina Wind are in Atlanta shooting their new soap, Devious Maids.
Lifetime is reportedly eyeing Marc Cherry's soapy Devious Maids pilot now that ABC has passed, EW reports.
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Eva Longoria is staying close to her ABC and Desperate Housewives roots for her first new gig following the end of the drama series.
The star is set to executive-produce ABC's Devious Maids pilot from Housewives creator Marc Cherry, TVGuide.com has confirmed. Deadline first reported the news.
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Melrose Place and Swingtown alum Grant Show and True Blood's Mariana Klaveno have joined Marc Cherry's ABC pilot Devious Maids, TVGuide.com has confirmed. Deadline reports.
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An adaptation of a Mexican soap, the project follows four ...
Susan Lucci is returning to the soap world, but this time in prime time.
The All My Children actress will co-star in ABC's Devious Maids pilot from Desperate Housewives' Marc Cherry, TVGuide.com has confirmed. Deadline first reported the news.
The adaptation of a Mexican soap follows...
Scrubs star Judy Reyes has given birth to a girl, according to People.
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Reyes, 42, and her boyfriend, director George Valencia, welcomed Leila Rey Valencia to the world on Friday, Nov. 27. The newborn weighed in at 6 lbs., 7 oz. and was 19 inches long.
This is the first child for the couple. Reyes, who announced her pregnancy in June, admitted to being nervous about parenthood. But she said she looked forward to watching her baby experience the world...
Judy Reyes, who plays Carla on Scrubs, is expecting her first child with her boyfriend, filmmaker George Valencia.
Reyes is four months' along, says her rep, and is due in November.
When Scrubs returns in December for a ninth season, Reyes' ...