Lifetime Interested In Devious Maids



Will Susan Lucci's  and the Devious Maids finally make it to television? According to Deadline, the Marc Cherry and Eva Longoria project may not be dead in the water. The site is reporting Lifetime is currently eyeing the drama to be added to their roster. As of now the talks are in their early stages, but it seems Lifetime is interested in snagging shows that didn't make the cut at broadcast upfronts. Devious Maids revolves around four maids (Roselyn Sanchez, Ana Ortiz, Judy Reyes, and Dania Ramirez) who are dreaming of a better life, while working for the wealthy in Beverly Hills.

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Hooray! That would be great!

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This is encouraging news. I think it would be a good idea to Tweet Lifetime at @LifetimeTV or www.twitter.com/LifetimeTV and show your interest in seeing Devious Maids added to their line-up.

While you're doing that, why not ask them to pick up last season's brilliant-yet prematurely canceled-hilarious, heartfelt and soapy phenomenon GCB . And if you're a GCB fan be sure to check out the Official Save GCB Website at www.saveGCB.com.

Lifetime may be "TV for Women," but I'd actually watch it if they picked up either of these two shows. It would be good for them to broaden their programming to include shows that featured strong women without an accompanying "evil man" to menace, pummel, rape, kidnap, stalk, etc. them!

ABC's loss could be Lifetime's gain; and either, but especially both, of these shows would give Lifetime, or any cable network a shot at ABC-sized ratings!

-Ron Klopfanstein

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NO THANKS to this stereotype-enforcing mess!

if LifeTime does pick it up, they should re-tool/re-boot/re-imagine the show with the all-latina cast as something else other than maids.

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The_Moustache wrote:
NO THANKS to this stereotype-enforcing mess!
if LifeTime does pick it up, they should re-tool/re-boot/re-imagine the show with the all-latina cast as something else other than maids.

I have a feeling this is why the network turned down Devious Maids...the stereotyping.

I would think the show could be re-written to make it work though. If a couple of the wealthy women were non-white and their maids were white, it could make it more interesting...mix things up a bit.

Anyway, I'm glad a cable network is considering the show. I had a feeling one would.

Just keep Susan Lucci!

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I only care about this because of Lucci but this show is just screaming of stereotyping and Marc Cherry is the scum of the earth. I hope Nicole Sheridan takes his ass to the cleaners.

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The previous time mentioned it was mentioned that ABC passed on Devious Maids, I remarked in the Comments Section that I wouldn't be surprised if some other Outlet picked up, or at least considered this series. Some surmised that perhaps the lawsuit by Nicolette Sheridan against Marc Cherry and DH would have impacted his reputation and I commented that Marc had a very successful series and I can't imagine that someone wouldn't want to give his product a try given his previous success. Don't want to say, 'I told you so'...but.

Somehow when ABC passed on this, I knew it wasn't over. If Roman Polanski can win an Oscar with his reputation, I don't see Marc Cherry's reputed handling (or manhandling) of Sheridan as hindering his prospects.

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After what I hear he did to Nicolette Sheridan, I dont like his looks. He must have REALLY rubbed her the wrong way in order for her to take a lawsuit against him.

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I agree the show did seem a little stereotypical once the cast was announced. I get the feeling that Marc Cherry is someone who has a privleged myopic view of life. The Golden Girls, while I loved it, didn't exactly portray characters who had money problems, the first show he created The Five Mrs. Buchanons, was about a family of very upper middle class people. (It was a good show, very funny and I wish it would come out on DVD.)

I am pretty inclined to believe Nicolette Sheridan, particularly since it sounds as if Teri Hatcher backed up her claims. I think that's why ABC failed to pick up th series. Considering that he's coming off 8 years of success with Desperate Housewives it was very strange that they passed on his next project.

I hope the show does get picked up, I assume with Eva Longoria's strong involvement there would be more ethnic sensitivity than we might be assuming. I would love to see Susan Lucci rise from the ashes of All My Childrento a juicy primetime role.

The lawsuit issue needs to be resolved, perhaps with more than one show runner, or by him selling the show to the network that airs it. Either way, I'll miss Desperate Housewives and I was looking forward to Devious Maids. That said, I hope people keep fighting to save GCB by checking out the Official Website www.saveGCB.com. Smile