Pilot News: True Blood, Melrose Place Vets Latest to Join Marc Cherry's Devious Maids

True Blood alumna Mariana Klaveno and former Melrose Place stud Grant Show are the latest familiar faces to join ABC’s Devious Maids, a drama pilot from Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry.

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Based loosely on the Mexican telenovela The Disorderly Maids Of The Neighborhood, the sudser follows four Beverly Hills-based housekeepers (played by Ana Ortiz, Judy Reyes, Dania Ramirez and Roselyn Sanchez) working for the rich and famous.

Show will play successful soap star Spence Davis, with Klaveno portraying his wife, a gorgeous, self-centered actress.

As previously reported, All My Children vet Susan Lucci is also set to co-star as a “gently crazy” employer of one of the maids.

In addition to her, um, neck-twisting role on True Blood, Klaveno has appeared on Dexter and Hawaii Five-0. Show’s recent TV credits, meanwhile, include CSI, Burn Notice, Big Love and Private Practice.

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  1. Mik says:

    Wauv, amazing talent. I hope this show does well. I’ve been a fan of Klaveno ever since she starred on True Blood. Big fan of Ana Ortiz too.

  2. Kim says:

    Grant Show? Definitely watching.

  3. Stephanie says:

    I don’t know what it is about her, but I am just not a fan of Klaveno. Since I couldn’t stand her character on TB (a self centered vampire), I can’t see how I’m going to like her here (a self centered actress). On a side note, I had to respell vampire three times because I kept trying to type vampyr. THANK YOU Buffy! haha!

  4. just sayin says:

    hmm.. i’m thinking i wouldn’t wish working for Marc Cherry on this group of actors. It will be interesting to see if there are bad reports that come from this set as well…

  5. Fabricio says:

    Marc Cherry wants to repeat story about casting Melrose Place Actors in his new show. Remember? Marcia Cross and Doug Savant in Desperate Housewives?? Now is the turn of Grant Show, who is a recurring guest star in Private Practice. He deserves a new chance in a prime time soap.

    Who will be next?? Heather Locklear?? Daphne Zuniga?? Courteney Thorne Smith?? Thomas Calabro??

    Laura Leigthon??? No No No, She stays in Rosewood with her pretty little liars with Piper from Charmed.