'Devious Maids' Renewed Lifetime Second Season

Program draws strong female viewership to Lifetime's Sunday night block

Lifetime has ordered a second season of sudsy drama “Devious Maids,” slating the 13-seg run for next year.

“One of the most daring series on television, ‘Devious Maids’ has quickly become a hit. 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,” said Rob Sharenow, exec veep at Lifetime.

“Devious Maids” is Lifetime’s fast-growing drama ever, and draws strong femme viewership in its Sunday 10 p.m. timeslot, particularly with Hispanic auds. Show centers on a close-knit group of maids bonded together by their jobs, life struggles and boss’ melodramatic “upstairs-downstairs” universe.

Series, inspired by telenovela “Ellas son la Alegria del Hogar,” is created by Marc Cherry and exec produced by Cherry, Sabrina Wind, Eva Longoria, Paul McGuigan, Larry Shuman, David Lonner, John Mass, Paul Presburger and Michael Gargia. ABC Studios produces the skein.

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