Photo: Judy Reyes, Roselyn Sanchez Cast in ABC's Upcoming Show 'Devious Maids'
Transforming the Spanish-language telenovela Ellas son…la alegría del hogar into an English show for ABC’s primetime lineup, Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry has cast some of Hollywood’s leading Latinas to play the leads.
The pilot for Devious Maids is said to star Judy Reyes (Scrubs, Gun Hill Road), Roselyn Sanchez (Without a Trace, Act of Valor), Ana Ortiz (Ugly Betty, Hung), and Dania Ramirez (Heroes, Entourage) as “maids with ambition and dreams of their own while they work for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills,” according to Deadline.
On the heels of the somewhat surprising success of CBS’s ¡Rob! and the award-winning film The Help, Devious Maids may just have what it takes to make audiences laugh as well understand some of the lives of Latino/as in America.
But while it may be nice to see another Latino-heavy cast on television, the stereotyping in Devious may prove to be more offensive than funny, something Rob Schneider’s show is now experiencing.
Guess we’ll just have to wait and see on this one.