Edward Shearmur has signed on to score ABC’s drama pilot Devious Maids. The show is created by Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives) and stars Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez, Roselyn Sanchez and Judy Reyes as four maids with ambition and dreams of their own who work for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills. Brett Cullen, Brianna Brown, Drew Van Acker and Susan Lucci are co-starring. Paul McGuigan (Lucky Number Slevin, Wicker Park) is directing the pilot. Cherry has written the pilot’s script and is executive producing the show with actress Eva Longoria who makes her TV series producing debut. Also executive producing are Sabrina Wind, Paul Presburger, David Lonner, Larry Shuman, John Mass and Michael Garcia. Cherry’s current hit show Desperate Housewives, which is its series finale in a few weeks is scored by Steve Jablonsky and features a main titles theme by Danny Elfman. It has recently been reported that ABC Studios has been given permission to start making senior staffing offers for Devious Maids, which bodes well for the drama to picked up to series in a couple of weeks. (Kraft-Engel Management)

As previously reported, Shearmur also has the family comedy Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days coming up, which is being released this August by 20th Century Fox. The composer has also scored the comedy The Babymakers directed by Broken Lizard member Jay Chandrasekhar and starring Paul Schneider and Olivia Munn. Since our last update, the film has been picked up by Millennium Entertainment for a VOD release on July 3, 2012 followed by a theatrical release on July 27.