'Devious Maids' Renewed for 13 Episode Season 2 by Lifetime - Updated

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August 13th, 2013


Update: Here is Lifetime's press release:

Network Renews MARC CHERRY and EVA LONGORIA’S Hit Drama DEVIOUS MAIDS for Second Season with 13 Episode Order


LOS ANGELES (August 13, 2013) – Lifetime and its viewers are going to get even more Devious next year.  The network has renewed for a second season its hit drama Devious Maids (#DeviousMaids), starring Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramírez, Roselyn Sánchez, Edy Ganem and Judy Reyes, with a 13 episode order, it was announced today by Rob Sharenow, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Lifetime.  Devious Maids is produced by ABC Studios.


Since its premiere on June 23, nearly 23 million viewers have watched Devious Maids on Lifetime.  It is the network’s fastest-growing drama ever, and has catapulted Lifetime to cable’s number one network in the Sunday 10:00pm ET/PT time slot among Women.  Its 18% Hispanic composition nearly doubles Lifetime’s primetime average.


“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 Sharenow.


“ABC Studios has had a great partnership with Lifetime and Televisa and we’re looking forward to another terrific season with Marc Cherry and his talented cast and crew,” said Stephanie Leifer, Senior Vice President, Current Programming, ABC Studios.


Devious Maids centers on a close-knit group of maids (Ortiz, Ramírez, Sánchez, Ganem and Reyes), bonded together by their jobs, life struggles and boss’ melodramatic “upstairs-downstairs” universe, that turns to one another for support after a fellow maid Flora (Paula Garcés) is brutally murdered at the home of her employers.  Devious Maids also stars Susan Lucci, Rebecca Wisocky, Tom Irwin, Mariana Klaveno, Grant Show, Matt Cedeño, Melinda Page Hamilton, Drew Van Acker, Brianna Brown and Brett Cullen.


Inspired by the hit telenovela, Ellas son la Alegría del Hogar, Devious Maids is produced by ABC Studios.  The series was created by Marc Cherry and is executive produced by Cherry, Sabrina Wind, Eva Longoria, Paul McGuigan, Larry Shuman, David Lonner, John Mass and Televisa USA’s Paul Presburger and Michael Garcia.


ABC Studios is a leader in the development, production and strategic distribution of entertainment content across broadcast and emerging digital platforms.  The studio is the key content provider for the ABC Entertainment Group, having produced multiple seasons of hit series, including “Scandal,” “Once Upon A Time,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Lost,” “Castle” and “Revenge”; as well as “Army Wives” for Lifetime and “Criminal Minds” for CBS.  These hit series have supplied the company's distribution pipelines worldwide with programming and related product lines.  ABC Studios will continue to produce memorable television programming for the 2013-14 television season, including eight new series for ABC, the summer series “Mistresses”;  along with “Perception” on TNT, “Cougar Town” on TBS,  “Devious Maids” on Lifetime, and “Intelligence,” premiering on CBS next season.



Lifetime is a premier female-focused entertainment destination dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning scripted series, non-fiction series and movies.  In 2012, as a result of its aggressive programming strategy that doubled the hours of original programming, Lifetime posted its strongest year-on-year growth among the key demographics in 10+ years, while also reaching its youngest median age in 16 years.  Lifetime Television®, LMN®, Lifetime Real Women® and Lifetime Digital™ are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks.  A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.




Lifetime has renewed Marc Cherry's dramedy Devious Maids for a 13 episode second season, per the Hollywood Reporter. The series has grown since it premiered with a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating, with its most recent episode earning a 0.9 adults 18-49 and 2.663 million viewers. "One of the most daring series on television, Devious Maids has quickly become a hit," said Lifetime executive vice president  and General Manager Rob Sharenow.

More details to come.

  • Dillan

    Yay! :D

  • Steven

    It’s about time! I knew DM was going to be renewed, the question was always when and now we know.

  • Tony

    YESS!! <3<3

  • Remote Patrolled

    Its been getting better every week and is really finding its stride now. I really liked how Sunday’s episode fleshed out the characters more with hidden depths.

  • Juan

    I love it very happy and hopefully it goes higher before the finale

  • Mathew

    renew drop dead diva!!!

  • Michael

    Easily the best show on Lifetime!

  • Marcos

    I wish it had more than 13 episodes ordered #sad

  • Penny

    Thank god. This show is my guilty pleasure.

  • Masnadetizitori

    Absolutely right the renewed!This show is best drama ever!Excelente!

  • Networkman

    With Intelligence being produce by ABC studios, it would have been nice to see it on the ABC network. I think it would really have a strong shot at being a mega hit airing after S.H.I.E.L.D on Tuesday night.

  • Fred

    Really enjoying Devious Maids this summer. Improved since the pilot.
    While not quite Desperate Housewives (in terms of cast and quality) it is a guilty pleasure.
    I think the cast is fine (for a cable show), but certainly not the same caliber as DH. That said DM does have some fine actors, love Susan Lucci. She overpowers everyone on the show.

  • James C.

    @Marcos 13 is the standard for cable. Networks tend to go for ~23.

  • Matt

    Having seen the first two episodes I agree that ABC should have really picked this up. It could have been another big success for them. The only problem with it is yeah, the leads don’t shine the way the Housewives did. They don’t take me out of the show, they’re decent actors – there’s just not much in the way of flare or chemistry going on so far.

  • betty

    Good news.I really want Mistresses to be renewed as well.these are the best women centred shows this summer.totally fill the void created by the ending of Desperate Housewives.

  • James C.

    @Matt Eva Longoria was going to be in the ABC version.

  • Cyrax86

    Does anyone know if the first season is 13 episodes long as well? Lifetime does not update its schedule for beyond the 10th episode and The Futon Critic doesn’t have projected dates for the last 3 episodes.

  • Cyrax86

    Never mind that, TV Guide writes “September 22 season finale” in an item about Rebecca Wisocky.

  • AppleStinx

    Eva Longoria: from desperate housewife to devious maid… The Economy is really that bad. :wink:

  • John A

    Great. Now can Lifetime renew the client list please?

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