11:00am PT by Kate Stanhope
'Devious Maids' Renewed by Lifetime for Season 4
Ready those feather dusters.
Lifetime has renewed Devious Maids for a fourth season, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The Marc Cherry-created primetime soap will return in 2016 for a 10-episode season.
Season three wrapped in late August, drawing season highs among total viewers, adults ages 25-54 and women ages 25-54.
“Devious Maids is a steady hit that continues to deliver for us. It has found a loyal audience that is socially engaged with the show," said network executive vp and head of programming Liz Gateley in a statement. "The entire writing and production team worked hard to up the storytelling this year, and the cast delivered great performances, so the show just gets better and better. I am very excited to renew it for another season.”
Cherry exec produces with Desperate Housewives alum Eva Longoria, as well as Sabrina Wind, Brian Tanen, Larry Shuman, David Lonner, John Mass, Ric Swartzlander and Televisa USA’s Paul Presburger and Michael Garcia.
From ABC Studios, the series was inspired by the telenovela Ellas son... la Alegria del Hogar and developed at ABC before getting the green light at Lifetime.
The series stars Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez, Roselyn Sanchez, Judy Reyes and Edy Ganem as five maids in Beverly Hills who are bonded by their jobs, their personal struggles and their employers' "upstairs-downstairs" universe (not to mention all the mystery and murder they somehow become entangled in).
Devious Maids is one of two scripted series on Lifetime, the other being the reality-TV-skewering drama UnREAL. This past season saw the series move from Sundays at 10 p.m. to Mondays at 9 p.m. to precede the freshman critical darling.