EXCLUSIVE: Former Scrubs co-star Judy Reyes is back at ABC as the fourth lead alongside Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez and Roselyn Sanchez in the ABC pilot Devious Maids, from Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry. Based on the Mexican format, the soap follows four maids (Ortiz, Ramirez, Sanchez, Reyes) with ambition and dreams of their own while they work for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills. Reyes, repped by TalentWorks, Cohn/Torgan and attorney Dave Feldman, plays Zoila, the senior maid at the Delacourt household whose intelligence is matched only by her humor. She works alongside her teen daughter Valentina who serves as the junior maid at mansion.
Jay Hernandez (Hostel) is set as the male lead opposite Mira Sorvino in CBS’ Jerry Bruckheimer-produced drama pilot Trooper. Written by Aron Eli Coleite, Trooper centers on KJ Flaxton (Sorvino), a common-sense mother-turned-New York state trooper. Paradigm-repped Hernandez will play KJ’s new partner, a former Miami homicide detective looking for a new start for him and his daughter following the death of his wife. Craig Gillespie is directing the pilot, which he is executive producing with Coleite, Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman.
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