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‘Devious Maids’ Gets Season 2 Renewal From Lifetime

Marc Cherry's series about ambitious domestic workers gets the green light for 13 more episodes

Last Updated: July 16, 2014 @ 3:38 PM

"Devious Maids" must really be cleaning up for Lifetime, because the network has ordered a second season of the soapy drama.

Lifetime executive vice president and general manager Rob Sharenow said on Tuesday that the series, from Marc Cherry and Eva Longoria, has received a renewal for 13 more episodes.

Also read: 'Devious Maids': What Critics Think of Marc Cherry's New Drama

The series, which stars Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez, Roselyn Sanchez, Edy Ganem and Judy Reyes, was initially passed over by ABC — ABC Studios produces the series — before being picked up by Lifetime.

Though the series — which is based on the Mexican telenova "Ellas son la Alegría del Hogar" and follows the exploits of five ambitious maids as they work for wealthy Beverly Hills residents — got off to a lukewarm start with its June 23 premiere, drawing 2 million total viewers — the series has since by watched by nearly 23 million total viewers, according to Lifetime.

"Devious Maids" is also Lifetime's fastest-growing drama in the network's history, and has landed Lifetime in first place among cable networks in the Sunday at 10 p.m. timeslot.