Eva Longoria, ‘Desperate Housewives’ creator send project to Lifetime

Eva is an executive-producer here.

For those of you desperate for more “Desperate Housewives” following the series finale earlier this year, we now may have what is very well the next-best thing — an announcement concerning Marc Cherry’s new show “Devious Minds.”

Weeks after it seemed as though the pilot — which is executive-produced by Cherry, former “Desperate Housewives” star Eva Longoria, and others — was heading straight for the garbage bin after ABC decided not to pick it up, but Lifetime has now decided to give the series a chance in 2013.

In a statement, network president Nancy Dubuc and Executive Vice-President Rob Sharenow had the following to say about their move:

“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.”

“Devious Minds” centers around a group of maids who work in the lavish city of Beverly Hills, and some of the cast members include Rosalyn Sanchez as well as former “Scrubs” star Judy Reyes. It’s an intriguing concept, and it plays well into Lifetime’s strategy of featuring strong, interesting women with distinct professions and plenty of ambition. (Two great examples are “The Client List” and “Drop Dead Diva.”)

“Devious Minds” is the second instance this year of a show made for network TV moving to cable, as it follows the lead of “Cougar Town” which was on ABC for three seasons. In order to save some money with tax incentives, production of this new series will shift to Atlanta which is also where “Drop Dead Diva” and many other TV series now shoot.

Are you excited by this news?

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