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DEVIOUS MAIDS Season Three To Bow June 1st With Susan Lucci, Nathan Owens, Brianna Brown & John O'Hurley!

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Lifetime’s critically-acclaimed hit series Devious Maids eturns for a third season on a new night, Mondays at 9PM ET/PT, beginning June 1st leading into the series premiere of “UnREAL” at 10PM ET/PT.

Executive produced by Marc Cherry and Eva Longoria, Devious Maids follows five maids with ambition and dreams of their own while working for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills. Devious Maids is set in a world where murder and mayhem collide in the mansions of Beverly Hills’ wealthiest and most powerful families. Class warfare has never been as fun and dirty as it is in the tony enclave where the staff is as clever, witty and downright as devilish as their employers.

The series has centered on a close-knit group of maids, Marisol (Ana Ortiz), Rosie (Dania Ramírez), Carmen (Roselyn Sánchez), Valentina (Edy Ganem) and Zoila (Judy Reyes), who are bonded together by their jobs, life struggles and the melodramatic universe that engulfs their employers. “Devious Maids” also stars Susan Lucci (“All My Children”), Grant Show (“Melrose Place”), Rebecca Wisocky (“The Mentalist”), Tom Irwin (“Grey’s Anatomy”) and Drew Van Acker (“Pretty Little Liars”). Brianna Brown (“Graceland”) and Brett Cullen (“The Dark Knight Rises”) make a return to the series this season, joining new cast members Naya Rivera (“Glee”), Gilles Marini (“Sex and the City”), Cristián de la Fuente (“Valiant Love”), John O’Hurley (“General Hospital”), Justina Machado (“Six Feet Under”), Nathan Owens (“Days of Our Lives”) and Julie Claire (“Web Therapy”).

Season three picks up at the height of last year’s shocking cliffhanger where a deranged gunman takes aim at the maids during Rosie and Spence’s wedding, leaving everyone to wonder who will survive. In the wake of this tragedy, the women lean on each other like never before, even as they face complex problems in their own lives. Zoila ponders her next steps after discovering that she is pregnant and uncertain who the father may be. Carmen realizes there is more than meets the eye to the charming Sebastien (Gilles Marini). Meanwhile, Valentina and Remi struggle to connect in the aftermath of the shooting; Marisol’s aspirations lead her to a surprising career change; and Blanca (Naya Rivera), a new maid in the neighborhood, lands a job with a seemingly picture-perfect family, but soon discovers a terrible secret that could change her life forever.

Looking forward to season three of Devious Maids? Let us know!

 

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Rodd
Rodd

Love this show and can’t wait for it to start again!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

Hope season three is more riveting like the first one; season two was a bit too off-key for me, honestly.

Tivette
Tivette

I can hardly wait! This is one of my FAVORITE programs and the only one I tend to watch live. I sure hope Zoila dumps her ex and goes with the new flame…!

Robert
Robert

Can’t wait for the new season to begin!!

Tom Jenkins
Tom Jenkins

It’s been so long since Season II ended, I would have to watch the last episode to see what happened. Aren’t they afraid that they will lose viewers and continuity with this extreme lapse in time? This is a good show, reminds me to some extent of
Desperate Housewives. ABC-TV, also known as the worst decision making Network today, should have picked this show up for it’s Sunday night 9PM spot instead of that dreadful “resurrection” which has little hope of returning.

Devious Boy
Devious Boy

This is a well written, fun show that sadly seems to be treated badly.

1. Marc Cherry appears to want to move on to other shows and not have as much involvement. He is the mastermind.

2. The show’s general concept was great but it did not need to be all Latina maids. The show would have more appeal if had maids of several nationalities.

3. Like it or not this is about rating and skewing to the young. More emphasis should be on the young characters not just the “older” maids.

4. All the maids are having their brush with wealth which is not only unlikely but a bit boring. All the maids find or have found themselves involved with rich men.

5. Some great talent is being underused and in particular while the Powells are often tied into big storylines poor Genevieve is left as a supporting character who steals the scenes. Some references to All My Children might be funny and bring in a few viewerrs – have Genevieve addicted to reruns of the soap or perhaps weekly a new suitor or boyfriend is one of Erica Kane’s ex lovers – even if you don’t know the day time soap it would be funny to see all the men in Genevieve’s life and Zoila’s reaction. Money is a big issue with cable shows where ratings are lower than daytime soaps. Maybe to keep osts down bringing in America caine – Geneivieve’s twin sister who was givien up for adoption by Velma. It would e great to see an Erica Kane character deal with Zoila, Geneveieve, the Powells et al.

6. The show is going to be cancelled if something isn’t done to help the ratings. They need at least 1/2 million more viewers and preferably at least a million more. Moving it to Monday night is not a great move now that it is up against some top hits. The large cast, costumes and fancy sets are cost prohibitive. The non maids are only in 10 episodes out of 13 because let’s be honest – lack of money.

Great characters and it is sad ABC didn’t pick up this show. But things are looking dim after two episodes in season 3.

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8 Years To The Day Of All My Children & One Life to Live Being Canceled; Still Considered By Many Worst Move For Daytime

It’s hard to believe that 8 years ago today on April 14th, 2011, the soap world, its fans, and the cast members, learned of the heartbreaking news that ABC, in one swift move, decimated its daytime line-up when they announced the cancellations of long running series, All My Children (which would end at its 41st year), and One Life to Live (which would ends its run in its 43rd year).

At the time, ABC announced it would move to more lifestyle/entertainment series to replace these dramas.  In its place came The Chew and The Revolution, neither show is still on the air today.  Executives at that time pointed to research saying that times are changing and that their decision was “guided by extensive research into what today’s daytime viewers want,” and blame, in part, “the changing viewing patterns of the audience” for the axing of AMC and OLTL

Then ABC Daytime President, Brian Frons had joked to Deadline about the big announcement that he: “Pre-entered the witness protection program prior to today’s events.”  He added that “The demise of the two venerable soaps was actually a year in the making.  A year ago, we started to look at our projections where the ratings for the soaps would go.  When those projections came in pretty discouraging, the network began to aggressively develop replacement shows, 15 of them.  Four of the 15 were picked up to pilot: The Chew and The Revolution and two others, a talk show and a dating show. Originally, the idea was to cancel only one daytime drama.  The way the ratings developed and the pilots turned out, the ratings developed negatively and pilots developed positively, so we decided to make a bigger shift.”  Of note is that when it went off the air, One Life to Live was in third place among its competitors in the ratings.

The press release that came with the cancellations stated: “To honor the core, passionate audience and their rich history both shows will conclude in a manner that respects their legacies and the longstanding hopes of many of their viewers.”

Following the cancellations daytime reeled. The mainstream was sure it meant the endings of the soaps, period.  However, four shows illustrated that is not true at all.  For Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless all remain, and still whether they are up or down in their numbers/ratings, they remain relevant and important to the enduring daytime viewing audience.

Sadly, as with any shows, the end of ABC’s AMC and OLTL meant loss of jobs for so many working in front of the camera and behind the scenes. One Life was the last soap opera in production in New York at the time.  AMC was already being shot in LA to cut costs to save it.

Still in 2019, if you venture on to social media, especially Twitter, you see fans constantly missing its stars and the towns of Llanview and Pine Valley, wanting this wrong rectified.  Although Prospect Park tried to revive the show with their online versions, eventually after legal battles that went on for a few years, ABC now retains the right to these properties,

The good news is that many favorites from AMC and OLTL have found success and been hired on other soap operas, bringing their followings with them, whether it be on-screen, or in the writing, producing, directing or crew departments.

So, do you think the loss of AMC and OLTL consolidated daytime and made the remaining shows stronger so they would not be touched or canceled?  Do you think ABC should try to mount a resurrected AMC and OLTL or an amalgamation of the two?  Do you remember where you were when you learned the two soaps were cancelled? Was this the worst misstep of all-time for daytime? Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below.

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George R. R. Martin’s “Leak” Of New Hulu Series WILD CARDS Featuring Eden Riegel, Thorsten Kaye. and Greg Rikkart

April Fool’s Day started off with a bang today when Eden Riegel (Ex-Bianca, AMC) posted a photo of herself with Thorsten Kaye (Ridge, B&B) and Greg Rikaart (Ex-Leo, DAYS)  in a very intriguing image.  See above pic!  As it turns out, it’s said to be from behind the scenes from some leaked footage of the upcoming Hulu series, Wild Cards.

The premise of Wild Cards is based on the sci-fi anthology series edited by George R. R, Martin, best known for writing the “Song of Ice and Fire” novels, on which HBO’s Game of Thrones is based.  Riegel’s husband, Andrew Miller is the showrunner attached to the upcoming series.

On Martin’s website he teases the set-up of the “leaked” video clip:  “This was not supposed to go public.. Everybody (Well, everybody that has been paying attention knows that we are developing two Wild Cards as a series for Hulu  Andrew Miller has taken the reins as showrunner, a writing staff has been hired, and they have been hard at work for months.  What was NOT supposed to be known is how far they’ve come.  Not only have some scripts been finished, but the first show has gone into production and has been shooting.  That was supposed to be a deep dark secret, however.   We wanted to surprise the world. It’s hard to keep secrets in Hollyweird, however.  And now it appears that some of the rough footage has been leaked by person or persons unknown”

Meanwhile, Riegel sent out a series of tweets: “Hooo boy…cat’s out of the bag! Fans, please don’t judge our show based on these leaked videos!! The effects are going to knock your socks off. And my costars, and , are doing the best work of their lives!”  That was followed by, T”hank you for the chance to work with you on your first foray into soaps! I am humbled and honored. We won’t let you down.” And then, “I’m probably not allowed to share this with all the NDAs I signed, but damnit I’m just so proud of the team!  think we are breaking new ground for soaps. So proud to work with you!”

Now below, check out the Wild Cards “leaked footage” and let us know if you think of the …. um … drama! Comment below.  And one more thing … Happy April Fool’s!

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WATCH: All My Children Reunion On Strahan & Sara

On Monday’s episode of ABC’s Strahan & Sara, the show welcomed several stars of the beloved All My Children for a reunion, of sorts. Joining hosts Michael Strahan and Sara Haines were Susan Lucci (Erica), Walt Willey (Jack), Cady McClain (Dixie), Jacob Young (JR) and Jill Larson (Opal).

While it was wonderful to see the stars from Pine Valley again, it was also a painful reminder that this network, ABC, canceled the show, and had put in its place – The Chew, and now Strahan & Sara – since canning the series.   In fact, as you will see on the clips below, many of the crew who work on this talk show were once the crew for All My Children.

During the segment, Susan Lucci was tested to see if she remembered all of Erica Kane’s wedded names.  Later, Walt Willey and Susan re-created the final scene of the ABC version of All My Children between Erica and Jack, where Jack walks out on her.  However, this time, they have Jack changing his mind and coming back to Erica and sealing their relationship with a kiss – a moment of closure that never happened (since the show moved to online via Prospect Park).

In addition, Cady McClain and Jacob Young re-created the infamous Dixie “dying from eating poison pancakes” scene, as JR watches his mother die, only this time she lives.

It’s always great to see these veteran performers, but Strahan & Sara is trying to capture the soap viewers to put eyeballs on their show by bringing in talent from the show that sadly and wrongly went off the air.

Watch the clips below from the All My Children reunion below.  Then, let us know what you thought of it via the comment section below.

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