Lifetime Cancels ‘Devious Maids’ After Four Seasons
It’s curtains for Devious Maids on Lifetime.
The network has canceled the drama after four seasons. This comes less than a month after the fourth season finale, which aired on August 8th. That episode will now serve as the show’s series finale. Although series creator Marc Cherry found critical acclaim and Emmy attention for his previous show, Desperate Housewives, Devious Maids never achieved the same level of popularity, even with former Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria serving as executive producer and occasional director on the show. Devious Maids struggled to maintain an audience in Season 4, drawing just a 0.3 rating in the key adults 18-49 demo, and a paltry 900,000 viewers overall.
The series starred Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez, Roselyn Sanchez, Judy Reyes, Susan Lucci, Rebecca Wisocky, Tom Irwin and Grant Show, in what was one of only two original scripted series on Lifetime, the other being UnREAL. UnREAL has already been renewed for a third season, so Lifetime will have at least one original scripted program on the schedule for 2017.
Personally, I can’t say I’m that upset about the cancellation. I gave the show a shot in season one, but couldn’t really get into it. Then again, I’m probably not the target audience for this anyway. So I’ll just extend my sympathies to the cast and crew, and any fans who just lost a show they genuinely loved.
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