“Devious Maids” has been renewed for a second season, which means that viewers at home will continue to get their fix of drama from television’s sneakiest – and sexiest – maids.
“Devious Maids,” the brainchild of “Desperate Housewives” creator Marc Cherry, is based on the hit telenovela “Ellas son la Alegría del Hogar.” It turns out that the Spanish-language drama translates into English just fine, with millions of fans tuning in week after week to watch actresses Judy Reyes, Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez, Edy Ganem and Roslyn Sanchez bring jaw-dropping drama to life in television’s only Latina-lead series. In fact, the series has become Lifetime’s “fastest-growing drama” reports Deadline, and its popularity has made Lifetime the No. 1 cable network in the 10 PM Sunday night time slot.
“The subject matter of the show has had people talking since word of it first emerged,” remarked Reyes of the controversy surrounding the show in a recent interview with NBC Latino’s Nina Terrero. “But it’s a telenovela. It’s melodramatic and suspenseful, everything you’d want …There’s a lot of temptation to judge what Eva [Longoria] and Marc [Cherry] have decided to do. No matter what happens, my responsibilities are to speak for myself and what I can do as an actor.
“‘Devious Maids’ is a little naughty in nature – you want something completely true to life? Watch a documentary or the history channel.”