Lifetime has renewed their newest drama series Devious Maids for a second season of 13 episodes, which is set to air in 2014.
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.
The renewal comes after Devious Maids premiered to ok ratings – making a renewal look doubtful. However, since its premiere the series has consistently grown in the ratings and has since become the network’s fastest growing drama; making Lifetime the number one network in the Sunday night 10pm time-slot amongst women.
“One of the most daring series on television, Devious Maids has quickly become a hit”, said Rob Sharenow, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Lifetime. “We are very proud of the show and are delighted to continue our partnership with Marc Cherry, Eva Longoria, Sabrina Wind, ABC Studios and Televisa USA. I am thrilled we are bringing Devious Maids back for a second season to lead our scripted slate in 2014.”
While Stephanie Leifer, Senior Vice President of Current Programming for ABC Studios, added: “ABC Studios has had a great partnership with Lifetime and Televisa and we’re looking forward to another terrific season with Marc Cherry and his talented cast and crew.”