Whoever Holds the Dirt Holds the Power in Lifetime®'s All-New Drama Devious Maids

From Desperate Housewives' Creator Marc Cherry and Executive Producer Eva Longoria, the Series Premieres in Canada on June 23 at 10pm ET/7pm PT

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TORONTO, May 27, 2013 /CNW/ - When everyone has dirty little secrets to hide...knowledge gives power to the powerless. From executive producers Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives) and Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives) comes Lifetime®'s most anticipated drama of the year, Devious Maids, making its debut on Sunday, June 23 at 10pm ET/7pm PT. The all-star ensemble cast features Ana Ortiz (Ugly Betty), Dania Ramirez (Entourage), Roselyn Sanchez (Without a Trace), Edy Ganem (Livin' Loud) and Judy Reyes (Scrubs) as the five lead maids and Emmy® Award winning TV icon Susan Lucci (All My Children) as one of Beverly Hills' rich and famous.

In Devious Maids, class warfare has never been as amusing and as scandalous as it is in the tiny enclave of Beverly Hills where the staff is as clever, outrageous and downright devilish as their employers. The series follows five close-knit maids who are bonded together by their jobs, life struggles and the dramatic universe that engulfs those that employ them. Before the season is over, affairs will be revealed and deep dark secrets exposed as we learn the grimy details behind the murder of a beloved housemaid at one of the biggest society events of the year.

In the premiere episode, the maids turn to one another for support when their friend and fellow maid Flora (Paula Garcés, CSI Miami) is brutally murdered at the home of her employers, Evelyn and Adrian Powell (Rebecca Wisocky, American Horror Story and Tom Irwin, Grey's Anatomy). Meanwhile, newcomer Marisol (Ana Ortiz, Ugly Betty) is hired to clean the home of newlyweds Taylor and Michael Stappord (Brianna Brown, Homeland and Brett Cullen, Damages). But Marisol has ulterior motives and when someone she loves becomes wrapped up in Flora's murder, she goes undercover to learn the truth.

Also starring are Mariana Klaveno (True Blood), Grant Show (Melrose Place), Matt Cedeño (Days of Our Lives), Drew Van Acker (Pretty Little Liars) and Melinda Paige Hamilton (Mad Men).

Devious Maids is produced by ABC Studios. The series was created by Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives) and is executive produced by Cherry, Sabrina Wind (Desperate Housewives), Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives), Paul McGuigan (Scandal), Larry Shuman (Kissing Miranda), David Lonner, John Mass and Televisa USA's Paul Presburger and Michael Garcia.

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