Lifetime has renewed Marc Cherry’s soapy drama Devious Maids for a fourth season, the network announced on Thursday. 10 episodes have been ordered for the show’s fourth season, down from the 13 episode orders the show received for its first three seasons.
Today’s renewal had been widely viewed as a no-brainer, especially as Devious Maids has been Lifetime’s only true success story in the scripted space over the past couple of years. The most recent season drove Lifetime to rank as the number two cable network with scripted programming in the Monday 9-10pm time period among Women 25-54 and Women 18-49. It joins UnREAL, which has been renewed for a second season, on Lifetime’s 2016 drama slate.
“Devious Maids is a steady hit that continues to deliver for us. It has found a loyal audience that is socially engaged with the show”, said Liz Gateley, Executive Vice President of Programming for Lifetime. “The entire writing and production team worked hard to up the storytelling this year and the cast delivered great performances, so the show just gets better and better. I am very excited to renew it for another season.”
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. The drama series is produced by ABC Studios and 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.