ABC may have passed on airing ‘Devious Maids’, but the show is turning out to be a hit on Lifetime. The show follows a group of Latina maids and their rich, white employers and has been sharply criticized for its portrayal of domestic workers. Still, Lifetime is calling the show its “fastest-growing drama ever” and has renewed the show for another season. The show got off to a sluggish start but has steadily gained more viewers over the course of July.
“One of the most daring series on television, Devious Maids has quickly become a hit,” says Rob Sharenow, the executive vice president of programming at Lifetime Networks. “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.”