Winner: 'Devious Maids'
A new show from "Desperate Housewives" creator Marc Cherry seemed like an instant home run -- so it had to have been a disappointment for Lifetime when this telenovela adaptation bowed to unimpressive ratings. But once fans found the show, they were seemingly hooked on the soapy, "Upstairs Downstairs" story. "Maids" became the fastest growing drama in the network's history. While the numbers aren't "Duck Dynasty" high, Lifetime likes the upward direction. The show has already been renewed for a second season.
-Liane Bonin Starr