In the world of the Beverly Hills elite, no secret can be kept under wraps for long. While the actors, socialites, and city bigwigs all think that they’re hiding their latest gossip from those who don’t need to know, they’re really giving their staff a glimpse behind the curtain, thinking that they won’t repeat anything they hear or use anything they see against their employers. Not if they want to keep their jobs, that is. However, on Lifetime’s Devious Maids, a group of maids trade information on their employers, possibly to the detriment of one of their own.
Devious Maids follows a close-knit group of five ambitious maids working for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills. They’re bonded by their jobs, life struggles, and the gossip they pick up while being in the same room as some pretty high-up people – a bond that only strengthens when one of them turns up dead at the hands of her employers. The maids will then pool their resources and try to piece together the details behind the murder, hoping to get enough information to convict the culprits and find justice for their friend. But will the illicit affairs and deep secrets that will be exposed through their research change them forever?
Devious Maids stars Ana Ortiz (Ugly Betty) as newcomer Marisol, hired to clean the home of a newlywed couple with a complicated love history; Dania Ramirez (Entourage) as Rosie, a widow who works as the maid and nanny for a pair of successful actors; Roselyn Sanchez (Without a Trace) as Carmen, an aspiring singer looking to her pop star client for a career boost; and Judy Reyes (Scrubs) as Zoila, who works alongside her daughter Valentina (Edy Ganem) in the home of a wealthy society woman. Among the clients that the group of maids will be interacting with are Drew Van Acker (Pretty Little Liars), Susan Lucci (All My Children), Mariana Klaveno (True Blood), Grant Show (Swing Town), and Brett Cullen (Damages).
The series premiere of Devious Maids airs Sunday, June 23rd at 10:00 on Lifetime. It will be led into by the season finale of The Client List.
Will you be watching Devious Maids this summer? How do you think the show will compare to Desperate Housewives? Do you wish that the show would have been picked up by ABC rather than Lifetime or is cable the right place for a show like this?