March 28th, 2012
09:35 AM ET
Eva Longoria won’t get much downtime after her show “Desperate Housewives” goes off the air this May.
Deadline reports that after eight seasons of starring in the hit ABC show, Longoria will now go behind the camera for the network, joining the soap-opera-style pilot “Devious Maids” as an executive producer.
Constructed around a novella-esque format, the show revolves around four maids who dream of a better life - one that more closely mirrors the lives of the celebrities they work for in Beverly Hills.
The maids will be played by Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez, Roselyn Sanchez and Judy Reyes.
“Devious Maids” might not be the only TV show Longoria's working on: The New York Post says the actress is also developing a primetime NBC show centered around dating.
The single star - who split from pro basketball player Tony Parker in 2010 - is said to have pitched the concept herself.
The show is reportedly designed to help “real women” get back on their feet after a nasty breakup, and is expected to go into production next month, according to Us Weekly.
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