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Devious Maids Canceled After Four Seasons!

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Susan Lucci has found herself in a familiar place – that of sad cancellation of a show in which she stars.  On Thursday, Deadline revealed that Lifetime has chosen to not renew the soapy Devious Maids for a fifth season.

Devious Maids was executive produced by Eva Longoria and starred Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez, Roselyn Sanchez and Judy Reyes and developed and created by Marc Cherry.  The series wound up on Lifetime after being developed by ABC, and the network chosing to  not pick it up for series.

While the soapy ‘Maids’ got off to a solid start, the ratings have slipped in each consecutive season, with the most recent fourth season averaging 0.923 million viewers (L+SD), but the show has been consistent, with virtually no drop-off throughout Season 4. Its average still was twice the viewership of Lifetime’s other original scripted series, the critically praised UnReal.

Wrapping a respectable four-season run, Devious Maids, from ABC Studios, was the first all-Latina ensemble on English-speaking television.

So sad to hear about Devious Maids being canceled? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Adam
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Adam

Darn that’s bad Lifetime, this show was good, and funny and all, had an awesome cast.
As for the other show UnReal, it’s not that good.

Elyse M Worth
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Elyse M Worth

That sucks!! They left it off on a cliffhanger!

Alan
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Alan

Nooooooo! This was campy, soapy fun and Rebecca Wisocky stole the show as Evelyn Powell.

If GH is adamant about not bringing Ron Carlivati back as head-writer, they should reach out out to the Devious Maids writers who knew how to tell a story with twists, character development, humor, AND a pay-off in only13 weeks…something Jean and Shelly have yet to do in nearly a year’s worth of episodes.

Lil' Angel
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Lil' Angel

Preaching to the choir!

Patty
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Patty

I loved this show and it got better each season. Please bring it back or if not do a movie to wrap it up. There is no more shows on this channel, army wives another’s how I loved is also gone and so am i.

Lorenzo
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Lorenzo

Wow this is s shocker, I loved the show. Susan Lucci can come back to Daytime. Y&R please hire Susan Lucci as a new love interest for Victor Newman.

su0000
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su0000

I watched approximately 5 episodes.. ehh didn’t care for it..
And Susan Lucci, well she was still Erica Kane LOL

Tivette
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Tivette

NOOOOOOOO! This was my favorite night soap and the cast is stellar and MUST be brought back somehow…! On-line petition anyone?

jb44
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jb44

I loved that show. It was so funny and every season ended with a cliff hanger. It would be great if they could at least have one last “movie” to wrap up the loose ends. I am going to miss it , the actors and the wonderful writing.

Dishy
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Dishy

I LOVED THAT SHOW! IT WAS HILARIOUS!

Dr Helen Ruth
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Dr Helen Ruth

Lifetime finally has something worth watching, and they cancel it. Stop the insanity, TV people!

John Gordon
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John Gordon

You could tell that for Season 4’s closer that they were trying to “wrap it up” just in case in got cancelled, I suspected it might though season Four was good.
Nothing lasts anymore, it’s a shame really. I enjoyed seeing Susan on it, and the show itself was similar to Desperate Housewives – I liked it, sorry to see it cancelled but I’m getting used to alll my shows being cancelled a this point.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Boo! Such a great show. Susan Lucci was at her best as Genevieve and the couple playing the Powells were my favorites.

I would love the writers of this soap take on daytime dramas. They know how to do comedy, drama and cliffhangers.

Darren
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Darren

Susan Lucci should go, to Days of Our Lives as the new Vivian Alamain, I would accept a recast. I still love Louise Sorel as my madam, but Louise will not come back to Days.

Patrick
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Patrick

– another – network should pick this up… an established show

my first thought… they didn’t want to have to pay for syndication right

a lot of shows are cancelled because of this reason

I’m disappointed saddened… and just a little pissed

this is a great MIX of cast… LOVE the Latina

Rodd
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Rodd

I think that is a very unfortunate decision for Lifetime. They could use a good show in their stable. And why couldn’t they give “DM” another season to wrap things up? That’s so unfair to those of us who have stuck with this show through all four seasons. There’s not another show on Lifetime that watch. Boo!

But a big “Thank You” to the cast and crew of “DM” for some very funny and entertaining moments over the years. Best wishes on your future endeavors. You’ll be missed.

Nicholas
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Nicholas

shame for susan lucci and former all my children fans who had her back on tv . It is show biz and cancellations come with the territory . Hope marc cherry comes up with a new concept , maybe ” Desperate networks ” revolving around the drama between 2 rival networks , the people who work there and their families at home .

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Kelly Ripa’s First Book On the Way in 2022

Former All My Children star, now co-host of Live with Kelly and Ryan and a successful executive producer in her own right, Kelly Ripa, will add writer to her list of credits.

New this week is that Ripa is sharing a look at her real-life in a book, that will be released next spring in April of 2022.

According to the intel, the book entitled Live Wire will feature sharp, funny, and honest collection of real-life stories from Ripa, showing the many dimensions and crackling wit of the beloved daytime talk show host.

As soap fans know, Ripa has been married to Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo, AMC) and the two share three children together.

The loglines for the release share: “In Live Wire, Kelly shows what really makes her tick. As a professional, as a wife, as a daughter and as a mother, she brings a hard-earned wisdom and an eye for the absurdity of life to every minute of every day. It is her relatability in all of these roles that has earned her fans worldwide and millions of followers on social media. Whether recounting how she and Mark really met, the level of chauvinism she experienced on set, how Jersey Pride follows her wherever she goes, and many, many moments of utter mortification (whence she proves that you cannot, in fact, die of embarrassment) Kelly always tells it like it is. Ms. Ripa takes no prisoners.
Surprising, at times savage, a little shameless and always with humor… Live Wire shows Kelly as she really is offscreen—a very wise woman who has something to say.”

So intrigued to read Kelly’s book when it is released next year? Comment below.

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All My Children Stars and Eileen Davidson On New Episode of Virtual Game Show “Soap Opera Know-It-All”

Imagine being in the hot seat and having some of your soap opera favorites trying to stump you with trivia, while trying to best your competition.  Well, that’s what four contestants faced as they battled it out in the ultimate soap trivia game, Soap Opera Know-It-All.

The Michael Fairman Channel just released its fifth episode of its season, where in round one of the game play, stars from the beloved All My Children served up the questions including: Cady McClain (Ex-Dixie), Jill Larson (Ex-Opal), Lindsay Korman-Hartley (Ex-Cara), Vincent Irizarry (Ex-David) and Jacob Young (Ex-Y&R).  In addition, the former cast members from Pine Valley also try to stump viewers at home with some additional character-related questions.

Later in the episode, there is a very special appearance by Eileen Davidson (Y&R, Ex-Days, Santa Barbara and B&B).  It is Eileen who reveals and asks the final question of the game to determine the eventual winner.

For this edition, host Michael Fairman welcomed longtime soap fans: Michael Cochran, Sean McKinley, and Robert Davis along with returning champion, David Bursky for this soap deep-dive competition.

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Trivia questions from the following daytime and primetime soaps were put to the players during the game: All My Children, As the World Turns, Dark Shadows, General Hospital, Knots Landing, Sunset Beach, Days of our Lives, Dynasty, Edge of Night, One Life to Live, Port Charles and The Young and the Restless.

As the series moves through its now back-half of the season, the winning contestant must defeat the competition for the right to move on to the next episode to face three more challengers all in pursuit of the “Know-It-All” title with special soap-related prizes along the way.

Watch the episode below and make sure to subscribe to the Michael Fairman Channel for more interviews, music and more.

Now let us know, did you get most of the answers correct? Which question stumped you all the way? Comment below.

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Jacob Young, Brytni Sarpy and Jason Cook Working on New Film, ‘Four For Fun’

Check this out! Soap veteran and Daytime Emmy-winner Jacob Young (Ex-AMC, B&B and GH) is producing his first film, that movie is written by and being directed by former Days of our Lives and General Hospital star, Jason Cook.

Now comes word via Instagram that Y&R’s Brytni Sarpy (Elena) is also part of the cast in the indie film, Four For Fun.

Sarpy shared on Instagram “We had all the fun. Love you all. Can’t wait to see this baby fly… 🖤✨🎬 #FourForFun

Meanwhile, Young posted on IG “Producing a movie is no easy task. Films like this are only possible when everyone’s artistic passions are intact and on point. I have to say @brytni @annikafoster @probably_donovan_patton absolutely slayed it (no pun intended) Cast by the one and only @paulruddycasting ! So proud to act with such a talented cast. I’m also incredibly excited to call this the first full-length film I’ve produced on. We couldn’t have done it without the incredible writing, directing, and relentless vision of Jason Cook! Here’s to big things team! More to come!”

The new film also features Annika Foster (Lifetime’s Burning Little Lies) and former Blue’s Clues host Donovan Patton.

Check out the posts from Brytni and Jacob below!

So, are you intrigued to see this film when it makes its debut? Comment below.

 

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