Thursday, June 27, 2013
Lifetime's 'Devious Maids': Possibly the next best television drama
Devious Maids, which premiered Sunday, June 23 on Lifetime, follows the lives of house maids working for the rich and fabulous in Beverly Hills. Not only that, they harbor their own secrets and dreams that are kept hidden underneath. Sound familiar? That's because Devious Maids was created by Marc Cherry, who also served as the creator and showrunner of ABC's Desperate Housewives. The series was initially in development to air on ABC, but it wasn't picked up by the network last spring. No surprise there, considering that Desperate Housewives was about to finish an 8-year run and ABC clearly did want to launch another series just like it. Regardless of their common premises, Devious Maids debuted with a strong pilot that seems to have many promises. If you were a fan of Desperate Housewives, Devious Maids is definitely for you. It's mix of drama and secrets known only by the people who hold them is sure to create potential. Look for it on Sundays on Lifetime.