First Trailer For Lifetime's New Series 'Devious Maids'

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by Tambay A. Obenson
April 25, 2013 11:53 AM
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Whoever holds the dirt, holds the power... is the tagline.

Dania RamirezAna OrtizRoselyn Sanchez, Edy Ganem, Judy Reyes and Susan Lucci star in the 13-episode series, Devious Maidswhich Lifetime will premiere on Sunday, June 23, at 10PM ET/PT. 

Inspired by the hit telenovela, Ellas son la Alegría del Hogar, the series' star actresses portray five maids with ambition and dreams of their own while working for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills.

The series centers on a close-knit group of maids who are bonded together by their jobs, life struggles and the melodramatic "upstairs-downstairs" universe that engulfs their employers. Rosie (Ramirez), a widow who left her son back in Mexico when her husband died, works as the maid and nanny for a pair of self-absorbed and successful actors, Peri and Spence Westmore (Mariana Klaveno, True Blood, and Grant Show, Swing Town). Aspiring singer Carmen (Sanchez), hopes that her pop star employer Alejandro (Matt Cedeno, Days of Our Lives) can help jump-start her career, but Odessa (Melinda Paige Hamilton, Mad Men), his very loyal housekeeper and her boss, will stop at nothing to stand in her way. Zoila (Reyes) is the senior maid for Genevieve Delatour (Susan Lucci, All My Children), a co-dependent, emotionally unstable wealthy woman. She works alongside her teen daughter Valentina (Ganem), who has a crush on Genevieve's handsome son, Remi (Drew Van Acker, Pretty Little Liars).

In the June 23 series premiere, the women turn to one another for support when their friend and fellow maid Flora (Paula Garces, CSI Miami) is brutally murdered at the home of her employers, Evelyn and Adrian Powell (Rebecca Wisocky, American Horror Story, and Tom Irwin, Grey's Anatomy), at one of the largest society events of the year. Meanwhile, newcomer Marisol (Ortiz) is hired to clean the home of Taylor and Michael Stappord (Brianna Brown, Homeland, and Brett Cullen, Damages), a newlywed couple with a complicated love history. But Marisol has ulterior motives and when someone she loves becomes wrapped up in Flora's murder, she goes undercover to learn the truth.

The series was created by Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives) and is executive produced by Cherry, Sabrina Wind (Desperate Housewives), Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives), Paul McGuigan (Scandal), Larry Shuman (Kissing Miranda), David Lonner, John MassPaul Presburger and Michael Garcia.

ETOnline got an exclusive first look at the trailer:

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17 Comments

  • Katie | April 27, 2013 6:55 PMReply

    How those maids got Christian Loubs and why are they dressed all sexy with their boobs popping out? Okaaaaay... I can already tell this is going to be stupid.

  • Donella | April 26, 2013 2:59 PMReply

    I am not Latina, but I feel embarrassed for all the acting leads and Eva Longoria as well. So glad that Rosario Dawson, Gina Torres, Sharon Leal, and Zoe Saldana have much better things to do.

  • Miles Ellison | April 25, 2013 11:30 PMReply

    Basura caliente miserable.

  • getthesenets | April 25, 2013 4:50 PMReply

    El Help...........El Help-o

    El Benson

    Donda Es the Boss?

    El Gimme La Break?

  • BluTopaz | April 25, 2013 5:19 PM

    lmao--el don't know nothin bout birthin no bebes-o

  • Akimbo | April 25, 2013 4:36 PMReply

    I'm a little sad that this is the wonderful Judy Reyes' comeback vehicle, but I'll check out the first episode at least. Holding out hope that it will defy-stereotypes or do something positive while still entertaining. I'd trust this more in the hands of Ugly Betty's Silvio Horta, though.

  • Inez | April 25, 2013 3:40 PMReply

    Black maids in Hollywood have been replaced by latinas.

  • Akimbo | April 25, 2013 4:40 PM

    Black maids in LIFE have been replaced by Latinas...and darker Asians.

    This is more an addendum to my other comment, but I hope the show features Latin characters who AREN'T in the service industry, too. That would a really interesting dynamic to explore.

  • sandra | April 25, 2013 2:48 PMReply

    Simply TIRED of seeing latinas portraying maids on tv and in movies

  • Said in Los Angeles | April 25, 2013 10:23 PM

    I'm with you on that...

  • Scott | April 25, 2013 2:34 PMReply

    Yea, this is crazy. They look a little "hot, sophisticated, cougar'ish" to be maids... WTF?

  • my2cents | April 25, 2013 1:06 PMReply

    What, was the title 'Hot Housekeepers' already taken? Talk about stereotypical casting... Well at least some Latinas are working.

  • keily | April 25, 2013 1:03 PMReply

    I'm predicting lots of over acting.

  • RB | April 25, 2013 12:32 PMReply

    Epic FAIL!!! I can't believe Eva Longoria is one of the PRODUCERS!!! At least 3 of these actresses can ACT!!! WOW! I am not even Latina! But in 2013!!!! This does not MAKE SENSE!!!! Why couldn't they be lawyers/writers/detectives or even Office Secretaries. Anything but maids…SMH!!!

  • Vanessa Martinez | April 25, 2013 12:17 PMReply

    I think I'll throw up now.

  • IT | April 25, 2013 10:36 PM

    I'm not Latina either and I share your anger. I'm disappointed in Eva Longoria. She trades the image of her people for some money. I can't believe she doesn't see anything wrong with emphasizing the stereotype of the Latina maids!!

  • Emmanuel | April 25, 2013 1:10 PM

    I second that feeling.

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