Dominic Adams has joined Lifetime’s dramedy series Devious Maids, also from ABC Studios, as a new regular. He will play Tony, a dark, handsome and athletic bodyguard/chauffeur who is ex-Special Forces.
Question: Any scoop on Season 2 of Devious Maids? —Fernando
Ausiello: With the “Who killed Flora?” mystery all wrapped up and Marisol’s true identity as a college professor revealed, Lifetime’s guilty-pleasure sudser is restocking its pantry, so to speak, by casting three new domestic workers and one wealthy head of a Beverly Hills household — all of them series regulars, and all but one of ‘em sexy males. Nicholas is described as “a handsome, charming Latino” businessman/philanthropist in his 40s and (brace for a possible hint at Season 2′s central mystery in 5, 4, 3, 2…) a man whose first wife “died under mysterious circumstances.” Opal, his Caucasian, 40something maid, has been in his employ since his previous marriage, and she’s a secretive, conniving woman “reminiscent of Mrs. Danvers from Hitchcock’s Rebecca.” Wait, did Mrs. Danvers have a hot, naughty, dark-haired son who just turned 18 and works as a pool boy? Because Opal does, his name is Ethan, and he’s the third of the Season 2 cast additions. Finally, there’s Tony, a dark, swarthy, European hunk in his mid-30s with a Special Forces past and the athletic physique that goes with it. The macho man will find work as a bodyguard/chauffeur. -TVLine
Ugly Betty alumna Ana Ortiz is exacting Revenge on former employer ABC.
The actress, currently starring on the recently renewed Lifetime sudser Devious Maids, has booked a Season 3 guest stint on ABC’s Sunday drama, TVLine has confirmed.
She will play the role of Bizzy Preston, a confident, fearless public relations specialist who’s brought in by Conrad to do damage control for the Graysons.
As of now Ortiz is booked for one episode.
Lifetime’s “Devious Maids” has been building to a major reveal in its season finale, and to understand who killed Flora and why, Lifetime is re-airing the entire season Sunday (Sept. 22) in advance of the finale. The marathon starts at 10 a.m. ET.
The show will end as it began — at a black-tie pool party at the Powells.
A young cater waiter was immediately arrested, which made sense considering all the evidence pointed to him knifing her. But his mother, Marisol (Ana Ortiz), was so certain of her son’s innocence that she gave up her job as a college professor and went undercover as a maid.
Marisol was relentless in her pursuit of the truth to free her son. She never really did quite fit in as a maid in Beverly Hills and the other maids, particularly Zoila (Judy Reyes), were suspicious of this woman who asked too many questions.
The series gave us a glimpse into the excesses of the Beverly Hills idle rich, and the best examples were Adrian and Evelyn Powell (Tom Irwin and Rebecca Wisocky). He had his “disgusting little hobby” as she calls it. Adrian procured prostitutes for his friends, then recorded their sessions. She bought luxury gifts for their long dead son.
There was the drama of a first wife hanging herself from a tree in front of her old home as the second and much younger wife announced she was pregnant. Both wives, Olivia and Taylor (Valerie Mahaffey, Brianna Brown) looked dead on that front lawn and Taylor’s fate is revealed in the final episode.
In another household, Carmen (Roselyn Sanchez) took a job as a maid so her boss, Alejandro (Matt Cedeno) would help her with her career as a singer. She was a lousy maid and selfish, but evolved more than the other characters by the end. She found love but the finale will show that love tested.
The most complicated family — and on this show that is saying a lot — is the Delatours. Susan Lucci as Genevieve has been completely fabulous and terminally clueless.
Luckily she’s had her maid, Zoila, to keep her grounded. Zoila’s daughter, Valentina (Edy Ganem), is in love with Genevieve’s son Remi (Drew Van Acker) and the season takes us through the difficulties of a relationship when one person in it waits on the other – for a living.
And there was the maid/babysitter, Rosie (Dania Ramirez), and her married employer, Spence (Grant Show), having the clichéd affair. But the show went beyond the usual course of these trysts because Spence so loves Rosie he has long wanted to leave his wife, Peri (Mariana Klaveno) who could give a bad name to narcissistic evil actresses.
The marathon may not be the most productive use of a Sunday, but for anyone who has not tuned in, it’s a great way to be ready for the big surprise in the finale.