Lifetime's OK with getting a little dirty!
Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry and Eva Longoria's soapy drama Devious Maids has been renewed for a second season by Lifetime, the network announced on Tuesday. The juicy series, which stars Ugly Betty's Ana Ortiz, Entourage's Dania Ramirez, Roselyn Sánchez, Scrubs' Judy Reyes and soap legend Susan Lucci, received a 13-episode order for its sophomore season, which will debut in 2014.
"One of the most daring series on television, Devious Maids has quickly become a hit," Rob Sharenow, executive vice president and general manager of Lifetime, said in a statement. "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."
Though Devious Maids debuted to decent ratings in June, bringing in two million viewers, the series has turned into a mega-hit for Lifetime as the network boasts that nearly 23 million viewers have tuned in since its launch. Plus, Devious Maids is Lifetime's fastest-growing drama ever, making the network cable's highest-rated network in the 10 p.m. timeslot on Sunday among women.
"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," Stephanie Leifer, senior vice president of current programming at ABC Studios, said.
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