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Eva Longoria's Devious Maids cancelled

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Eva Longoria's Devious Maids cancelled

Eva Longoria's 'Devious Maids' has been cancelled after four series.

The 41-year-old 'Desperate Housewives' star worked as an executive producer on the Lifetime TV show but the network has now announced it won't be renewing the programme for a fifth series.

The show followed the lives of a group of friends comprised of Marisol (Ana Ortiz), Rosie (Dania Ramírez), Carmen (Roselyn Sánchez) and Zoila (Judy Reyes), who were brought closer by their jobs and life struggles.

'Devious Maids' was created by Marc Cherry, who worked with Eva previously on his show 'Desperate Housewives'.

Before the show found its home on Lifetime, it was developed and piloted by ABC.

The decision to axe 'Devious Maids' has come after the fourth series saw a drop in viewing figures. When it first aired, figures peaked at around three million, compared to less than one million by series four.

Despite these seemingly low ratings, the show attracted twice the viewership of Lifetime's only other original scripted drama 'UnReal', however, rave reviews from critics had kept the drama safe from the chop.

Eva doesn't seem to be letting the news get her down though, as she's recently been involved in directing an episode of 'Jane The Virgin', and says she loves to try her hand at almost every job on a film set.

Speaking about working on 'Devious Maids', she previously said: "I'm into everything - casting, actor contracts, locations, marketing and promotion, who we're going to kill, who we're going to keep - and I love it all. I'm very proud that we're Lifetime's No. 1 scripted show and that we help people escape into a world that's funny and colourful and glamorous.

"So many one-hour shows take themselves so seriously, it's depressing to watch TV sometimes. We're here for a good time!"