ABC (ended 2012)
DH was the most watched comedy tv series in the world in 2011, gathering 40.8 million viewers worldwide, passing by The Big Bang Theory and some Ukranian tv show (spoilertv).
|The Emmys will be broadcast on ABC this year so there's a huge chance of some tribute or the ladies presenting for the last time.|
Lifetime began exploring the possibility of a Devious Maids pickup right after ABC passed on the pilot in May. The cable network and producer ABC Studios, which have a longstanding relationship via Lifetime's flagship drama Army Wives, which is produced by ABC Studios, spent the last month trying to make the series, developed and budgeted for broadcast, viable economically on cable. I hear that included asking some actors to take pay cuts and reworking their deals to cable residuals terms and moving production to Georgia, among other things. "Devious Maids is a perfect series for ABC Studios to continue its successful collaboration with the incredibly talented team at Lifetime," said Barry Jossen, ABC Studios' EVP of Creative and Production.
Devious Maids will be executive produced by Cherry, who wrote the adaptation, his producing partner Sabrina Wind, Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria, Paul McGuigan (Scandal), Larry Shuman (Kissing Miranda), David Lonner, John Mass, Paul Presburger and Michael Garcia. At Lifetime, Devious Maids will join Army Wives and fellow scripted series The Client List and Drop Dead Diva. The pickup restores Cherry's presence on Lifetime, which was the off-network home of his recently departed Desperate Housewives. It also provides a happy-ish ending for actress Mariana Klaveno who was recently cast as Lily Munster in the NBC pilot Mockingbird Lane but couldn't do it because Devious Maids, where she plays a supporting role, wouldn't release her.
|We need to start talking more, people! Where's our regulars? Where's Daniel? Did he go and kill himself again?|
Here's some fresh tea to try and keep this forum alive.
The innards of The Complete Collection have been revealed and it looks ah-mazong!!!
Would have been nice if there was a blu-ray edition. And they maybe could have picked better pictures, but overall it's looking good.
Also Teri was spotted with her new haircut and she looks an absolute mess.
Edit: Also note how Edie has been cropped out of most of the group pictures visible. No surprises there.
|Also, am I the only one surprised that they actually did a special featurette about Marc Cherry's cameo? Talk about hogging the spotlight.|