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The popular dramedy Devious Maids (2013) chronicles the lives of five friends who deal with their drama while doing more than just mopping and dusting. Set in the opulent backdrop of Beverly Hills, this show cleverly intertwines elements of mystery, humor, and intrigue as it explores the complex relationships between these maids and their wealthy employers.

Each episode delves into the personal stories of these women, uncovering their ambitions, struggles, and secrets, all while they navigate the challenges and occasional absurdities of working in a world of luxury and privilege.

The show offers a unique perspective on themes of friendship, loyalty, and the pursuit of dreams, making it a compelling watch that goes beyond typical genre boundaries.

Judy ReyesZoila Diaz
Roselyn SanchezCarmen Luna
Ana OrtizMarisol Suarez
Dania RamirezRosie Westmore
10 things you didn't know about 'Devious Maids'

Here are some unknown facts about the show!

1. They Are Sirens From Small-Screen Movies

Ana Ortiz is well-known for her part in “Ugly Betty,” which also had its origins in a soap. Judy Reyes worked on the medical sitcom “Scrubs” for eight seasons. While Dana Ramirez was on “Entourage,” Roselyn Sanchez appeared in “Without a Trace.” Edy Ganem, who portrays Judy Reyes’ daughter, is the group’s newest member.

10 things you didn't know about 'Devious Maids'

2. ABC Declined the Project

ABC initially set up the pilot. Lifetime took on the project after ABC turned it down and began production.

3. Roles Were Turned Down

One of the principal roles was offered to Gina Rodriguez, but she declined it.

10 things you didn't know about 'Devious Maids'

4. The Performance Gets off To a Fast Start

The ads for the show, which frequently show images of maids wiping up blood or squeezing blood from a sponge, indicate the storyline from the beginning. After a housekeeper, Flora, is stabbed at her employers’ party, the pilot begins with a murder.

10 things you didn't know about 'Devious Maids'

5. Carmen Was Not Meant to be as she was

Before the episode debuted, the entire Carmen storyline had to be revised, according to series creator Marc Cherry. Alejandro was a lady whose drug-addicted lover (Shiv) had been admitted to treatment.

6. More of a Virgin

The lead part in Jane the Virgin is played by Gina Rodriguez, who first turned down the job because she did not connect with the script.

10 things you didn't know about 'Devious Maids'

7. Cleaning The Home

Except for the premiere, every episode of season 1 has a chore as its name. The conclusion, Totally Clean, was a metaphor for finishing the housework.

8. Multiple Language Mastery

The talented cast members showcased their language skills on the show, with Ana Ortiz and Dania Ramirez fluently speaking English and Spanish in their roles.

9. The Main Ensemble is Entirely Latina

The show’s leading ladies, a group of five maids, are all of Latin ancestry. Longoria called it “breakthrough television” and noted that this was the first time a show featuring this group composition had been broadcast.

10 things you didn't know about 'Devious Maids'

10. The Title Was No coincidence

The title of the program is formatted similarly to “Desperate Housewives.” A writer for both serial operas is Marc Cherry.

11. Exploration of Class and Race

“Devious Maids” delved into themes of class and race, offering a nuanced portrayal of the lives of Latina domestic workers and addressing social issues with a mix of drama and satire.

12. Fashion and Style

The characters’ wardrobes were designed by acclaimed costume designer Salvador Pérez Jr., who created visually stunning and distinctive looks for each character, reflecting their personalities and lifestyles.

13. Loyal Fanbase

Despite its cancellation after four seasons, “Devious Maids” developed a dedicated fanbase that appreciated its witty dialogue, suspenseful storylines, and memorable characters.

10 things you didn't know about 'Devious Maids'

14. All Episodes the cast was in

Only four cast members—Ana Ortiz, Roselyn Sanchez, Edy Ganem, and Judy Reyes—appeared in all 13 of season 2’s episodes.

15. Inspired by a Telenovela

“Devious Maids” was adapted from the Mexican telenovela titled “Ellas son… la alegría del hogar” (They Are… the Joy of Home).

While “Devious Maids” may have ended, its cast’s impact and talent continue to resonate with fans. This delightful blend of drama, humour, and social commentary will be remembered as a captivating and empowering series that pushed boundaries and celebrated the strength and resilience of women.

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