‘Desperate’ Creator’s ‘Devious Maids’ Could End Up on Lifetime

by | May 31, 2012 at 2:14 PM | TV News

Susan Lucci of 'All My Children' (Photo: ABC)

By Tim Kenneally

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Marc Cherry‘s “Devious Maids” hasn’t been relegated to the dustbin of TV history just yet.

The hour-long drama, which was passed over by ABC in the recent pilot season, might find a home at Lifetime, an individual with knowledge of the situation confirms to TheWrap.

ABC Studios, which produced the pilot, is in preliminary talks with Lifetime about picking up the project, a soapy drama based on a Mexican format that follows the lives of five ambitious maids while they work for wealthy Beverly Hills residents.

The pilot had cast “Ugly Betty” alum Ana Ortiz and “All My Children” star Susan Lucci. Cherry (who just ended “Desperate Housewives” after eight seasons) wrote and executive-produced the pilot.

Lifetime had no comment on the talks.

The network is also developing a drama about “Silence of the Lambs” character Clarice Starling, following the early days of the FBI agent’s career.

Deadline first reported the news.

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