The first season of Lifetime’s drama series Devious Maids will premiere in the UK on TLC this October, the Discovery Networks International owned channel said today. That is a departure from the channel’s previous plans to debut the series in early 2014, something which they announced at the time of the acquisition of Devious Maids back in April of this year.
Based on the Mexican telenovela Ellas son la Alegría del Hogar, Devious Maids follows a close-knit group of maids who are bonded together by their jobs, life struggles and the melodramatic upstairs-downstairs universe that engulfs their employers. In this series murder and mayhem collide in the mansions of Beverly Hills’ wealthiest and most powerful families. Class warfare has never been as fun and dirty as it is in the tony enclave where the staff is as clever, witty, outrageous and downright devilish as their employers. Whoever holds the dirt holds the power, and before the season is over, illicit affairs will be revealed and deep dark secrets exposed as we learn the sordid details behind a shocking murder of a beloved housemaid. The drama series stars Ana Ortiz, Judy Reyes, Dania Ramirez, Roselyn Sanchez, Edy Ganem, Grant Show, Brianna Brown, Rebecca Wisocky, Tom Irwin, Mariana Klaveno, Brett Cullen, Drew Van Acker and Susan Lucci.
Much like TLC UK’s other high profile US acquisition Mistresses, there is a hope that Devious Maids – which has proved to be a hit for Lifetime in the US and as such has already been renewed for a second season – will perform strongly for the channel. ABC’s Mistresses has been a strong performer for TLC UK in the ratings, with the series drawing in around 110K viewers an episode, ranking as the channel’s highest rated scripted import, well above the average audiences for TV Land’s sitcoms The Exes and Happily Divorced.