The new drama from Desperate Housewives helmer Marc Cherry centers on four Beverly Hills-based housekeepers (played by Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez, Roselyn Sanchez and Judy Reyes) with big dreams of their own. Cedeno joins as a recording artist returning home after a long tour.
Also boarding the sudser is Melinda Page Hamilton (Big Love), who will play a conniving housekeeper. Should Maids receive a second season order, both actors would be upped to series regulars.
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• Longtime Daily Show correspondent Wyatt Cenac is slated to depart the Comedy Central series at the end of the year, Deadline confirms.
• Portlandia‘s third season (bowing Jan. 4) might be the IFC series’ most star-packed yet, with Roseanne Barr (Roseanne), Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live), Rose Byrne (Damages), Patton Oswalt (Justified), Jim Gaffigan (Bored to Death), Juliette Lewis (Natural Born Killers), Matt Lucas (Little Britain), Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live), Matt Berry (The IT Crowd), George Wendt (Cheers), tennis champion Martina Navratilova and Dinosaur Jr. guitarist J Mascis all set to appear.
• Disney Channel is developing a sequel to Life-Size, the 2002 tele-flick starring Tyra Banks and Lindsay Lohan. The America’s Next Top Model is slated to exec-produce the project, as well as reprise her role as Eve, a Barbie-esque doll that comes to life.
• FX has ordered 13 additional episodes of both BrandX With Russell Brand and Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell.
• Comedy Central has given its sketch comedy series Key & Peele a 13-episode Season 3 pickup.
• Bravo has ordered a second season of Don’t Be Tardy…, the Real Housewives of Atlanta spinoff starring Kim Biermann. The cabler has also given the green light to two new series: Married to Medicine, which follows a group of female doctors, and Taking Atlanta, which centers on on young go-getters in the titular city.
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