Editor’s Note: Devious Maids, which was much maligned based on the title and brief description alone, will not make it to TV screens this fall after all. Michael Fairman Soaps reports that ABC has decided not to pick up the show for its fall TV lineup. The show, created by Desperate Housewives producer Marc Cherry, featured an all-star Latina cast of Judy Reyes, Ana Ortiz, Roselyn Sanchez and Dania Ramirez. Former Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria, who was the Executive Producer of the now failed show, had defended the maids’ stories as worth of telling in this video interview.
Given the latest turn of events, we thought “Will Devious Maids Help or Hurt Latinas?”, which Mamiverse first published in March 2012, deserved another run. The questions and opinions in the article are still valid and deserve consideration as Hollywood looks at the demographic shifts happening in this country and works to attract the burgeoning Latino market.
When ABC announced plans for a fall pilot called Devious Maids, from Marc Cherry, the producer of Desperate Housewives, you could practically hear the groans from many Latinos in Hollywood.