Pretty great news for a former Ugly Betty star: Ana Ortiz is poised to return to ABC, having been cast in Marc Cherry’s pilot Devious Maids. EW has confirmed that Ortiz has been cast as one of four maids “with ambition and dreams of their own” who work for some of the richest families in Beverly Hills. (Deadline first reported the news.) Dania Ramirez is also set to star in the pilot; Ortiz plays Marisol, a woman with a college degree and a secret reason for wanting to work in the house-cleaning industry.
On the same network, Anthony LaPaglia has been cast in the drama pilot Americana, about a fashion designer who welcomes a newbie into his family and label. LaPaglia previously starred in CBS’ Without A Trace.