susan lucci gi 'Devious Maids' heading to Lifetime in 2013“Devious Maids,” the pilot from “Desperate Housewives” creator Marc Cherry about the hired help of the rich and famous in Hollywood, has found a new home after ABC decided not to order the new series: It’ll head to Lifetime in 2013.

Lifetime has ordered 13 episodes of the new series that will air in 2013, joining the network’s original drama lineup alongside “Army Wives,” “Drop Dead Diva” and “The Client List.” It’s based on the Mexican telenovela “Ellas son la Alegr�a del Hogar.”

Susan Lucci headlines the ensemble cast, which also includes Ana Ortiz (“Ugly Betty”), Judy Reyes (“The Pregnancy Project”), Dania Ramirez (“Heroes”), Roselyn Sanchez (“Without a Trace”), Edy Ganem (“Livin’ Loud”), Grant Show (“Swing Town”), Drew Van
(“Pretty Little Liars”) and more.

Mariana Klaveno also stars. She was originally cast as Lily Munster in NBC’s “The Munsters” reboot, “Mockingbird Lane,” but couldn’t take the role because ABC wouldn’t let her out of her contract for “Devious Maids.” Portia de Rossi replaced her.

Rob Sharenow, Lifetime Networks Programming EVP, and Nancy Dubuc, Lifetime Networks President and GM, say in a statement, “We are thrilled to be getting into business with one of entertainment’s true visionaries. This show and Marc Cherry’s unique storytelling voice perfectly articulate Lifetime’s strategy of attracting top-tier creatives with their most original and exciting projects.”

Posted by:Jean Bentley