Lifetime’s “Devious Maids” won’t return for Season 5, with the network opting to cancel the series following the conclusion of Season 4.

The show followed a close-knit group of friends, Marisol (Ana Ortiz), Rosie (Dania Ramírez), Carmen (Roselyn Sánchez) and Zoila (Judy Reyes), bonded together by their jobs, life struggles and the melodramatic universe that engulfs their employers. Deadline first reported the cancellation.

The series was produced by ABC Studios and created by “Desperate Housewives” creator Marc Cherry. The show was executive produced by Cherry, “Desperate Housewives” star Eva Longoria, Sabrina Wind, Brian Tanen, Curtis Kheel, Larry Shuman, David Lonner, John Mass and Televisa USA’s Paul Presburger and Michael Garcia.

“Devious Maids” was one of only two scripted dramas on Lifetime. The show averaged a 0.3 same-day ratings and 920,000 viewers this season, down from 0.5 and 1.36 million for Season 3.

Lifetime’s other scripted show “UnReal,” drew smaller ratings (0.2 in 18-49, 505,000 viewers) but picked up critical cachet and Emmy nominations for star Constance Zimmer and writers Marti Noxon and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro following its first run. It’s been picked up for a third season.

Posted by:Laura Prudom, Variety

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