Hang 10: The Year's Most Promising Failed Pilots

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Devious Maids, ABC (ABC Studios)

Eva Longoria

A sudsy drama series based on the Televisa telenovela format The Disorderly Maids of the Neighborhood, this was to have been Marc Cherry’s successor to ABC linchpin Desperate Housewives. ABC cooled on the project after screening the pilot, and some observers said Devious Maids’ chances weren’t helped by the timing of the Nicollette Sheridan court case. (The selection process coincided with Sheridan’s testimony in her $20 million lawsuit against Cherry for assault and wrongful termination.) Thus far, Cherry pilots are batting .000; while Desperate Housewives earned him a long-term development deal with ABC, the network also passed on his 2011 pilot, Hallelujah.

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