15 items from 2013
The first season of Lifetime's over-the-top soap "Devious Maids" came to a satisfying end Sunday (Sept. 22) when the Powells stopped their divorce proceedings to commit murder. Nothing like hate to rekindle love.
Oh, and speaking of murder (spoilers coming right up) ...
Philippe did it.
The ex-husband and current fiancé of Genevieve (Susan Lucci) killed Flora, which is where we all joined the story. Adrian and Evelyn Powell (Tom Irwin and Rebecca Wisocky) killed him.
Everyone except perpetually clueless Genevieve realized that Philippe is evil. Just as he was about to kill another maid, Marisol (Ana Ortiz), the Powells slipped him a drug and staged his suicide. They did not do this to protect Marisol, but rather for Adrian to exact his revenge on Philippe for killing "his maid."
Yes, this 1 percenter thinks that people belong to him. To remind us how different life is for those who have $100 million, when »
Lifetime's "Devious Maids" has been building to a major reveal in its season finale, and to understand who killed Flora and why, Lifetime is re-airing the entire season Sunday (Sept. 22) in advance of the finale. The marathon starts at 10 a.m. Et.
The show will end as it began -- at a black-tie pool party at the Powells.
In the pilot, a maid, Flora (Paula Garces), was fatally stabbed. She staggered out to the party, and collapsed into the pool, her blood billowing about her.
A young cater waiter was immediately arrested, which made sense considering all the evidence pointed to him knifing her. But his mother, Marisol (Ana Ortiz), was so certain of her son's innocence that she gave up her job as a college professor and went undercover as a maid.
Marisol was relentless in her pursuit of the truth to free her son. She never really did »
Did Marc Cherry really just kill off Taylor?
If that weren't surprising enough, it appears that Philippe (Stephen Collins) killed Flora, the maid.
Given that people have appeared dead and were not, and that the season finale, which creator Cherry promises will tie up all loose ends, airs in a week, we can't be certain of either.
What we do know is: Philippe is evil, Rosie is reunited with her son, Zoila uses her manipulative ways to protect her daughter and Evelyn finally has enough.
A hired killer, doing Philippe's bidding, was supposed to whack Marisol (Ana Ortiz). Marisol was fleeing the Stoppards' home after Michael (Brett Cullen) warned her that Philippe figured out who she really is: the mother of the young man falsely accused of killing Flora, »
As the first season of "Devious Maids" builds toward the end, a major clue about who was involved with Flora, the murdered maid, is dropped in Sunday's (Aug. 25) episode.
And Olivia, (Valerie Mahaffey), Michael's first wife, hangs herself from the tree in front of Michael and Taylor's (Brett Cullen, Brianna Brown) house during their dinner party. Not quite the second course they were expecting after announcing that Taylor is pregnant.
Another major story line has Remi Delatour (Drew Van Acker) returning from rehab. Despite Valentina's (Edy Ganem) worry that he will blame her for being sent there when his massive cocaine habit resurfaced, he appears as in love with her as she's always been with him.
Remi is one of the big surprises of the episode. Not just because he kept his »
It isn't yet obvious who killed Flora (Paula Garces), though a few minutes with her and one understands why she evokes homicidal thoughts. A flashback shows Michael (Brett Cullen) offering her hush money for sex she had with his client. Flora sneers at the amount.
She demands more, telling Michael that she was raped. Michael's initially incredulous because she had been a prostitute.
Flora explains that of course prostitutes can be raped, and adds that she is pregnant. She doesn't name the rapist or the father, but they were different men.
This episode is all about getting priorities straight, as these four plot points prove.
With growing ratings, Lifetime’s Devious Maids has received a pickup for a 13-episode second season. After an Ok but unspectacular premiere, the telenovela adaptation has been steadily improving to become Lifetime’s fastest-growing drama in its history. On August 4, Devious Maids drew series high 2.9 million total viewers, up 45% vs. the show’s June 23 premiere. (The series posted a 2.7 million viewers this past Sunday.) It has made Lifetime the No.1 cable network in the Sunday 10 Pm time slot among women. “One of the most daring series on television, Devious Maids has quickly become a hit,” said Lifetime’s Evp and Gm Rob Sharenow. Created by Marc Cherry based on the telenovela Ellas son la Alegría del Hogar, Devious Maids is executive produced by Cherry, Sabrina Wind, Eva Longoria, Paul McGuigan, Larry Shuman, David Lonner, John Mass, Paul Presburger and Michael Garcia. ABC Studios is producing. Devious Maids centers on a »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
It's not that the maids on "Devious Maids" are flawless, but most of the people around them, with one exception, are so much worse.
Genevieve (Susan Lucci, who gets a little more luminous each episode) is the lone exception. Sure, she's vain, ditzy, helpless and shallow, but she's incredibly sweet and all she wants is for everyone to be in love.
Her long-lost brother, Henri, (Richard Burgi) returns home after a long absence -- three husbands ago for Genevieve -- and tells her, lovingly, that she looks emaciated.
"You always say the sweetest things," she coos.
Henri is the rich man who broke Zoila's (Judy Reyes) heart. If Valentina (Edy Ganem) is their child, it wasn't confirmed. Some of this episode's best scenes show the dynamic between Genevieve and Valentina and how they have been part of each other's lives for decades.
While that's all sweetness and light, there's »
So far, Carmen hasn't been able to flirt her way into a recording contract with Alejandro (Matt Cedeno) on the show, but Roselyn hinted at a possible romance between the two in weeks to come.
Copyright 2013 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. »
- email@example.com (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)
“Devious Maids” entertained Lifetime’s drama-loving audience during its premiere June 23 and now ShockYa is excited to share our interview with one of the maids on the show, Melinda Page Hamilton. Read below to see what Hamilton has to say about her character, what it’s like working with the cast and more. “Devious Maid”s airs Sundays at 10/9c. on Lifetime. I’m looking forward to the “Devious Maids” when it comes on. What can you tell me about your character, Odessa Burakov? Melinda Page Hamilton: Odessa is the housekeeper for Latin singing superstar Alejandro Rubio, played by Matt Cedeño, and she is an incredibly strict, militant runner of the house. [She's] [ Read More ]
"Devious Maids" has had so much buzz surrounding it for so long that the Lifetime show, which premiered Sunday (June 23), had to be terrific.
Granted, there will be critics. But those who loved "Desperate Housewives" will recognize the sensibility of its creator, Marc Cherry, and one of its stars, Eva Longoria (who's an exec producer). Plus there's a whole lot of over-the-top telenovela drama.
Set in the rarefied world of Beverly Hills, the show opens at a party in a mansion.
"I think what you people do is heroic," the imperious Evelyn Powell (Rebecca Wisocky, "True Blood") says in the series' opening line. The stately redhead in a satin seafoam gown gives momentary kudos to the great work maids do, then her voice turns steely and she says to Flora (Paula Garces): "I am in awe of your determination to succeed in this great country of ours. That said, »
Here are some additional details:
Whoever holds the dirt, holds the power...
Lifetime To Premiere Its All-new Drama Devious Maids On June 23 At 10Pm Et/Pt
A year after Lifetime picked up "Devious Maids" from ABC, it's finally going to make it to air.
The series from "Desperate Housewives" creator Marc Cherry will premiere June 23, Lifetime says. It follows five housekeepers working for Beverly Hills and the relationships they have with each other and the families who employ them.
The series kicks off with the murder of a maid (Paula Garces) at the home of her employers. Her friends -- series stars Judy Reyes, Roselyn Sanchez, Dania Ramirez and Edy Ganem -- turn to one another for support. A new housekeeper (Ana Ortiz) also enters the picture and may have a connection to Flora's death.
The series also stars Susan Lucci, Drew Van Acker ("Pretty Little Liars"), Grant Show, Mariana Kleveno, Brett Cullen, Brianna Brown, Matt Cedeno, Melinda Paige Hamilton, Rebecca Wisocky and Tom Irwin.
Lifetime is going to get a little devious this summer.
Based loosely on the Mexican telenovela The Disorderly Maids Of The Neighborhood, the drama follows four ambitious housekeepers (played by Ana Ortiz, Judy Reyes, Dania Ramirez and Roselyn Sanchez) who work for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills.
Susan Lucci (All My Children), Matt Cedeno (Days of Our Lives), Brianna Brown (General Hospital), Drew Van Acker (Pretty Little Liars), Mariana Klaveno (True Blood) and Grant Show (Melrose Place) — among others — co-star. »
- Megan Masters
Whoever holds the dirt, holds the power... is the tagline. Dania Ramirez, Ana Ortiz, Roselyn Sanchez, Edy Ganem, Judy Reyes and Susan Lucci star in the 13-episode series. Full details below via press release from Lifetime: 13-Episode Series Also Stars Rebecca Wisocky, Brianna Brown, Tom Irwin, Brett Cullen, Drew Van Acker, Mariana Klaveno, Matt Cedeno, Melinda Paige Hamilton and Grant Show New York, NY (April 10, 2013) - Lifetime will premiere its highly-anticipated new drama Devious Maids, executive produced by Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives) and Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives), on Sunday, June 23, at 10Pm Et/Pt. The ensemble all-star cast, Ana Ortiz (Ugly Betty), Dania »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Whoever holds the dirt, holds the power... is the tagline. Dania Ramirez, Ana Ortiz, Roselyn Sanchez, Edy Ganem, Judy Reyes and Susan Lucci star in the 13-episode series. Full details below via press release from Lifetime: 13-Episode Series Also Stars Rebecca Wisocky, Brianna Brown, Tom Irwin, Brett Cullen, Drew Van Acker, Mariana Klaveno, Matt Cedeno, Melinda Paige Hamilton and Grant Show New York, NY (April 10, 2013) - Lifetime will premiere its highly-anticipated new drama Devious Maids, executive produced by Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives) and Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives), on Sunday, June 23, at 10Pm Et/Pt. The ensemble all-star cast, Ana Ortiz (Ugly Betty), Dania Ramirez (Entourage), Roselyn Sanchez (Without a Trace), Edy Ganem (Livin' Loud) and Judy Reyes (Scrubs), portray five maids with ambition and dreams of their own while working for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills. In Devious Maids, murder and mayhem collide in the mansions of Beverly Hills'. »
- Tambay A. Obenson
15 items from 2013
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners