Devious Maids Canceled at Lifetime!!

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Those maids are going to have to find their sexy time on their own time.

They certainly aren't going to be doing it for our eyes.

Lifetime has chosen to close the door on Devious Maids after Season 4. There will be no Season 5.

On the Screen - Devious Maids Season 3 Episode 8

Devious Maids was somewhat of a spinoff of Desperate Housewives after came to an end, and seemed to carry the soapy torch for its first three seasons.

Devious Maids Season 4, however, has been met with some criticism. 

Posing As Danni - Devious Maids

Apparently that criticism wasn't for nothing, as the ratings, while consistent for the season, remained steady at 0.923 million viewers (L+SD).

That's after toppling from Devious Maids Season 1 high of 3 million viewers. Talk about a bleed!

A New Level - Devious Maids

Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez, Roselyn Sánchez, Judy Reyes, Susan Lucci, Rebecca Wisocky, Tom Irwin and Grant Show starred on the series for all four seasons.

The vehicle has also given Susan Lucci a place to call home after the demise of the traditional daytime soap opera, most specifically her home for decades, All My Children, where she played Erica Kane.

Lucca effectively grew up on soaps, even though it took her far too long to win her first Daytime Emmy Award for all of her hard work. 

With Devious Maids over, it would be a natural fit for her to move onto Lifetime's remaining scripted show, UnREAL, as they can use her style of acting as one of the contestant's mothers. 

Susan Lucci going toe to toe with Constance Zimmer and Shiri Appleby would be worth every moment of screen time, and then some.

Devious Maids Premiere Pic

It seems unlikely any of these talented actors will go without work for too long, as they're all well versed in comedy and drama. They can work virtually anywhere, and pilot season is still in full swing!

Did you expect Devious maids to be renewed? What will be your go-to soapy show in it's place?

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Devious Maids Quotes

"I don't care about photos. I don't care about evidence. My maid was murdered! Who's going to clean it up?


"I think what you people do is heroic. You wash clothes you can't afford. You polish silver you will never dine with. You mop floors for people who don't bother to learn your last names, and still you dare to dream of a better life. I am in awe of your determination to succeed in this great country of ours. That said, if you don't stop screwing my husband, I'm going to have you deported. Comprende?"