Passed on by ABC, Marc Cherry's soapy drama about a group of ambitious domestic servants gets swept up by Lifetime
Marc Cherry's "Devious Maids" has found a second life.
"Desperate Housewives" creator Cherry's latest series, which was passed over by ABC earlier this year, has found a new home at Lifetime, which has placed a 13-episode series order for the program.
"Devious Maids" will launch in 2013.
The soapy drama, which is based on the Mexican telenova "Ellas son la Alegría del Hogar," follows the exploits of five ambitious maids as they work for wealthy Beverly Hills residents.
Cherry wrote the pilot and will executive-produce the series, along with Sabrina Wind ("Desperate Housewives"), Eva Longoria, Paul McGuigan ("Scandal"), Larry Shuman ("Kissing Miranda"), David Lonner, John Mass, Paul Presburger and Michael Garcia.
ABC Studios is producing the series.
Former "All My Children" actress Susan Lucci stars, as does "Ugly Betty" alum Ana Ortiz.