By Staff Reporter, Apr 26, 2013 03:12 PM EDT
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"Desperate Housewives" fans can rejoice as their favorite show will be back on air in a new unique way.
Marc Cherry has a new show slated for a summer premiere and it's being co-produced by Eva Longoria. The show, titled "Devious Maids," will tell the story of a group of witty maids who pursue their ambitions while working for the rich. And if you think this show won't be dramatic, think again! As the show's tagline -- "Whoever holds the dirt holds the power" -- foreshadows, the maids will uncover dark secrets when one of their own is murdered.
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Fans of "Desperate Housewives" will notice that the premise of the show is similar to (albeit not identical) to Cherry's hit show, which starred five housewives and begins with the suicide of one of their own.
Here are 4 things to know about the new show:
1. "Devious Maids" will premiere on Lifetime June 23 at 10 p.m., ET.
2. The show will star Ana Ortiz of "Ugly Betty," Judy Reyes of "Scrubs," Roselyn Sanchez of "Without A Trace," Dania Ramirez of "Heroes" and Brianna Brown as a group of maids working for the rich in Beverly Hills.
3. The show is based on the telenovela "Ellas son la Alegría del Hogar," which was inspired by Marc Cherry's hit show "Desperate Housewives." Incidentally, Sanchez's character on the show made an appearance in the "Desperate Housewives" series finale.
4. The show has sparked controversy as many people believe that it would be perpetuating an inaccurate stereotype of Latinos. The show's executive producer, Eva Longoria, has gone on record to defend the show.
"My immediate response is, 'So you are telling me that those stories aren't worth telling? That those people are lesser than ... because they are a maid?'" said Longoria to the Huffington Post. "That's what angers me ... especially within the Latino community."
See a teaser of the show below: