New Lifetime Drama ‘Devious Maids’ To Debut in June

The highly-anticipated new drama Devious Maids is set to debut on Lifetime on Sunday, June 23. Coming from executive producer Marc Cherry, the man behind ‘Desperate Housewives’ and leading lady Eva Longoria, the show will feature among its cast Ana Ortiz (‘Ugly Betty’), Dania Ramirez (‘Entourage’ and ‘Heroes’), Roselyn Sanchez (‘Without a Trace’), Edy Ganem (‘Livin’ Loud’) and Judy Reyes (‘Scrubs).

The series centers on 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. Rosie (Ramirez), a widow who left her son back in Mexico when her husband died, works as the maid and nanny for a pair of self-absorbed and successful actors, Peri and Spence Westmore (Mariana Klaveno from ‘True Blood’ and Grant Show from ‘Swing Town’). Aspiring singer Carmen (Sanchez), hopes that her pop star employer Alejandro (Matt Cedeno from ‘Days of Our Lives’) can help jump-start her career, but Odessa (Melinda Paige Hamilton from ‘Mad Men’), his very loyal housekeeper and her boss, will stop at nothing to stand in her way. Zoila (Reyes) is the senior maid for Genevieve Delatour (Susan Lucci of ‘All My Children’ fame), a co-dependent, emotionally unstable wealthy woman. She works alongside her teen daughter Valentina (Ganem), who has a crush on Genevieve’s handsome son, Remi (Drew Van Acker from ‘Pretty Little Liars’).

‘Devious Maids’ is inspired by the hit telenovela, ‘Ellas son la Alegría del Hogar’ and is produced by ABC Studios. Among its other executive producer (besides Cherry and Longoria) are Sabrina Wind (‘Desperate Housewives’), Paul McGuigan (‘Scandal’), Larry Shuman (‘Kissing Miranda’), David Lonner, John Mass and Televisa USA’s Paul Presburger and Michael Garcia.

The 13-episode debut season of ‘Devious Maids’ will get its start on Sunday, June 23 at 10/9c.