By Lynette Rice
May 30, 2012 at 12:00 PM EDT

One network’s reject could be another’s gain. Lifetime is kicking the tires of Devious Maids, Marc Cherry’s pilot that starred Susan Lucci.

The sudsy drama that also starred Ana Ortiz and Grant Show is based on a Mexican format and follows four maids with ambitioNS and dreams of their own while they work for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills. Had the drama earned a pickup, it would have kept Cherry on the network now that Desperate Housewives has ended its run.

One key source stresses that talks are preliminary and that Lifetime is looking at a number of pilots that failed to pass muster with the broadcast nets this spring. Who can blame the cable net? We’re still a little shell shocked that ABC passed on that nifty Portia de Rossi comedy. To check what else was left on the cutting room floor, click on our pilot list here.