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TV's hired help

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The maids, butlers, chefs and more that keep TV's affluent families running By Dave LakeSpecial to MSN TVFollowing fiva Latina housekeepers in Beverly Hills, "Devious Maids" (premiering June 23rd at 10 p.m. ETPT on Lifetime) is the latest frothy concoction from Marc Cherry, creator of "Desperate Housewives." And like that series, "Maids" is already making headlines. Critics say the series depicts negative Latino stereotypes, but executive producer Eva Longoria says that isn't true and would rather the show be applauded for being the first English-language drama to feature five Latina main characters. It is not, however, the first show to depict the lives of the hired help of an affluent family. There's a long history of that on TV. Here's a look. Bing: 'Devious Maids' | Eva LongoriaWhat do you think of "Devious Maids"? Tell us at MSN TV on Facebook and Twitter."Devious Maids" premieres Sunday, June 23, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Lifetime.(Lifetime)
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