Lifetime to Air Eva Longoria's New Series

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Scarcely a month after Desperate Housewives aired its final episode, the show's creator, Marc Cherry, and its star, Eva Longoria, have a found a new home with Lifetime for their new series, Devious Maids.

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The channel ordered 13 episodes of the show based on a Mexican telenovela about five ambitious maids working for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills.

Lifetime picked up the Cherry/Longoria-produced project after ABC declined to add Devious Maids to its roster during their May upfronts.

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Ana Ortiz, Judy Reyes, Grant Show and Susan Lucci are set to star in the soap opera series which will likely debut in early 2013.