The unthinkable has happened. After four seasons, Lifetime has cancelled Devious Maids. The comedy-drama about the ambitious maids of Beverly Hills will not return with brand new episodes next year even if fans rally for a better conclusion.
A few days ago, Lifetime announced that it has chosen not to pick up Season 5 of the Marc Cherry soap. Unfortunately, despite the fact that a cancellation is looming based on the waning ratings, Season 4 ended with a nail-biting cliffhanger. In the said episode, Evelyn (Rebecca Wisocky) and Adrian (Tom Irwin) get a divorce; Genevieve (Susan Lucci) find new love with a woman; and unmasked Gail Fleming (Julie Claire) as the killer.
However, right before the episode closed, it jumped one year into the future where Marisol (Ana Ortiz) went missing on the day she was set to wed Peter (James Denton). Was she killed or was she kidnapped?
Unfortunately, fans might never know Marisol’s fate because no more episodes of Devious Maids are coming. Despite the exciting twist in the fourth season finale, the audience of the comedy-drama has stopped watching the series.
It had a strong start with an average of three million same-day viewers in Season 1. However, in Season 4, the decline in viewership was apparent.
According to the data presented by TV Series Finale, Season 4 had an average of .30 rating from the coveted 18-49 demographic. That’s still 0.923 million viewers per episode. However, that is a 32.14 percent drop compared to last season’s 1.36 million average. Meanwhile, Season 2 posted a 0.61 average or 1.8 million viewers.
Lifetime’s other scripted show, UnREAL, is also posting low ratings at 500,000 average viewers per episode, but the reality-television comedy/drama has been getting critical acclaim despite its low ratings. The show starring Shiri Appleby and Constance Zimmer has led the network to change the creative direction that unfortunately does not include Devious Maids.
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