“All My Children’s” Susan Lucci (ex-Erica Kane) has been given the moniker “Queen of Soaps,” but with some recent moves by the production team behind her new series, “Devious Maids,” she just may be called “Queen of Telenovelas,” too!
In order to appeal to a Latino audience, the pilot for the Marc Cherry and Eva Longoria (ex-Isabella Williams, “The Young and the Restless”) co-executive produced series — which was created by Cherry and is based on Televisa’s hit telenovela “Ellas Son La Alegría Del Hoga” — will be available via digital platforms prior to its Sunday, June 23 Lifetime premiere in both English and Spanish (meaning yes, we’ll get to see what it look like for Lucci to speak the language of love)! Plus, following the network premiere, each following episode of the show will be available in both languages on myLifetime.com, Lifetime’s Video Watch app and A + E Network’s distribution partners’ Video On Demand services, sites and apps the day after its 10PM time slot.
“We are thrilled to work with our distribution partners on making ‘Devious Maids’ available in both English and Spanish to maximize the show’s crossover appeal among the broadest range of their customers,” says the EVP and General Manager of Lifetime, Rob Sharenow, of the move, which marks the first time a network has offered a pre-linear sneak peek of a new program in both languages.
Look for the early pilot episode of ‘Devious Maids’ — which stars Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramírez, Roselyn Sánchez, Edy Ganem and Judy Reyes as five maids who have dreams and ambitions of their own, even though they work for wealthy bosses like Lucci’s Genevieve Delacourt — on myLifetime.com beginning this Sunday, June 9.