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Official Synopsis + Pics of ABC's "Devious Maids" (Judy Reyes, Dania Ramirez, Roselyn Sanchez, Ana Ortiz)

by Vanessa Martinez
April 2, 2012 6:40 PM
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Devious Maids - set

I found an official long description of the upcoming Eva Longoria exec-produced ABC pilot Devious Maids, helmed by Desperate Housewives director Marc Cherry. I have no further comments on this subject; enough was said in THIS previous post.

I will only say though, that after reading the synopsis below, my opinion of the show hasn't changed. Whatsoever.


They wash clothes they can’t afford, polish silver they’ll never dine with, and sometimes, they sleep with their employers’ husbands. It’s all in a days work for a Beverly Hills maid. They’re constantly surrounded by wealth and privilege, yet they’re never allowed to forget that they’re just the help. Meet Rosie (Dania Ramirez – Entourage), Marisol (Ana Ortiz – Ugly Betty), Carmen (Roselyn Sanchez – Without a Trace), Valentina (Edy Ganem – Like Crazy), and Zoila (Judy Reyes – Scrubs). It’s their job to clean up the messes left by the rock stars, filthy rich billionaires, and self-centered celebrities they work for. Even, if it means cleaning up a murder. But these ladies are anything but pushovers. They’ve all got their eyes on a bigger prize: a better life here in America.

Whether it’s immigrating their child from Mexico, or having a career in music, they’ll do whatever it takes, including flirting with the bosses’ son, blackmailing a philandering husband, or hiding an addict’s drugs. And they’re always there for each other. When their friend and fellow maid Flora is found brutally murdered, she took a shocking secret to her grave. Now, the Devious Maids will do anything to protect it. Between the spoiled-rotten “haves” and these beautiful “have not’s,” there’s plenty of upstairs-downstairs intrigue. Marc Cherry, the creator of the Emmy-winning Desperate Housewives, takes you out of the burbs and into a whole new neighborhood: the palm tree-lined streets and mansions of Beverly Hills for a fun, soapy peek inside the sordid lifestyles of the rich and famous.

Here are some more stills, courtesy of

Devious Maids set 2

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  • getthesenets | April 5, 2012 1:54 PMReply

    I remember seeing/reading a George Lopez(comedian) interview

    When he finally got his mainstream shot, the producers wanted his tv show to literally be a Latino "Beverly Hill Billies"...showing "poor rural Mexicans" and their culture shock by landing in an affluent L.A. setting.

    He talked them out of it...even knowing that this was his big shot. ...and they could have just replaced him.

    Nuff said.

  • Logic | April 4, 2012 4:46 AMReply

    This sounds like oven roasted garbage. I reserved judgement and comment in the other post, but this show needs to be put down in its infancy. Sorry ladies, I know you have bills to pay. Seriously, what does it say that the first show led by a Latina cast on a major US network is about maids? Before you know it we'll be hearing about a pilot called "Morally Bankrupt Mammies".

  • Donella | April 5, 2012 1:35 PM

    "oven roasted garbage" Hilarious, I love this!

  • SL | April 3, 2012 11:29 AMReply

    Roselyn Sanchez is terrible actress!

  • anonymous | April 3, 2012 10:59 AMReply

    Isn't an acting job an acting job? Don't everyone need to work? (Partially joking)

  • Gigi Young | April 2, 2012 11:28 PMReply

    As someone else said on Clutch, why be upset about the maid concept (and clever how they're marketing it as an "upstairs/downstairs soap" on the heels of Downton Abbey's success) when the Latina actresses will have inner lives, love interests, look glamorous and sexy, etc etc? Plus, I'm pleased they've cast black Latinas on the show, instead of adhering to the line that Latinas only look like Roslyn and Ana.

  • Ali | April 2, 2012 7:16 PMReply

    She's pushing a really creepy doll in that stroller.

  • SayNay | April 2, 2012 7:07 PMReply

    "When their friend and fellow maid Flora is found brutally murdered, she took a shocking secret to her grave. Now, the Devious Maids will do anything to protect it. "

    Um isn't this some variation of how Desperate Housewives trick pony much Marc Cherry. I'm still disgusted that this is the best networks are willing to do for Latinos on English language tv. Such a waste of talent.

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