Devious Maids is an American drama television pilot written and produced by Marc Cherry. It was in development for ABC. The pilot is based on the Mexican TV series Ellas son la Alegria del Hogar, which translates to English as They are a Home's Joy. The Mexican series is based on an original concept by Gloria Calzada, Juan Meyer and Salvador Rizo. The American adaption was to follow four maids with ambition and dreams of their own while they work for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills. ABC ordered the pilot on January 31, 2012. On May 14, 2012, the pilot was not picked to series. The series would have been set within the Desperate Housewives universe, as Roselyn Sanchez made a cameo appearance in the final episode, Finishing the Hat, as her character Carmen.
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