Marc Cherry’s ‘Devious Maids’ Could End Up at Lifetime

"Desperate Housewives" creator Marc Cherry's soapy drama about ambitious domestic workers could find a second life after getting a pass from ABC

Marc Cherry's "Devious Maids" hasn't been relegated to the dustbin of TV history just yet.

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The hour-long drama, which was passed over by ABC in the recent pilot season, might find a home at Lifetime, an individual with knowledge of the situation confirms to TheWrap.

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ABC Studios, which produced the pilot, is in preliminary talks with Lifetime about picking up the project, a soapy drama based on a Mexican format that follows the lives of five ambitious maids while they work for wealthy Beverly Hills residents.

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The pilot had cast "Ugly Betty" alum Ana Ortiz and "All My Children" star Susan Lucci. Cherry wrote and executive-produced the pilot.

Lifetime had no comment on the talks.

The network is also developing a drama about "Silence of the Lambs" character Clarice Starling, following the early days of the FBI agent's career.

Deadline first reported the news.