You lose some, you win some.
Atlanta recently lost Kevin Williamson’s new Fox cop show ‘The Following’ starring Kevin Bacon to New York and J.J. Abrams’ NBC drama “Revolution” to Wilmington, N.C., but the city received good news this week: Marc Cherry’s new Lifetime dramedy “Devious Maids” will be shot in Atlanta.
According to deadline.com, the show’s pilot was taped in Los Angeles but not picked up by ABC. Lifetime gave it a look and decided to take it instead for 13 episodes.
Cherry is best known as the creator of the just-completed ABC series “Desperate Housewives.”
“This show and Marc Cherry’s unique story telling voice perfectly articulate Lifetime’s strategy of attracting top-tier creatives with their most original and exciting projects,” Lifetime’s president Nancy Dubuc and EVP Rob Sharenow said in a joint statement.
The show is based on a hit Mexican telenovela and features the lives of five maids working for the pampered in Beverly Hills. Among the actors involved: Ana Ortiz, Judy Reyes, Dania Ramire, Roselyn Sanchez, Edy Ganem, Grant Show, Brianna Brown and Rebecca Wisocky. The biggest name is Susan Lucci of “All My Children” fame. It’s fair to to say she’s not going to play one of the maids.
“Devious Maids” is set to air in 2013 so production probably won’t start for a little while yet. But soon, one of the most famous soap stars in the world will be in our midst.
I will update this when I find out where they plan to shoot the show.
By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk