Lifetime, the channel of white women in peril, is about to diversify: Devious Maids, a new comedy by Marc Cherry about Latina housekeepers "who work for the rich and famous of Beverly Hills" is headed to the channel in 2013.
TV Line reports that ABC passed on the show, which is based on a Mexican telenovela called The Disorderly Maids Of The Neighborhood. The 13 episodes will star Ana Ortiz of Ugly Betty, Judy Reyes from Scrubs, Dania Ramirez from Heroes and Roselyn Sanchez. Susan Lucci had been recruited to play a Beverly Hills employer, but its unclear if she’ll make the trek from ABC to Lifetime.
Surely Marc Cherry of soapy Desperate Housewives will feel right at home in Lifetime’s embrace. Even if Devious Maids turns out to be "The Help 2.0," it can’t be any worse than Bristol Palin’s reality show.