EXCLUSIVE: In her first major acting commitment since wrapping the final season of Glee, Naya Rivera has signed on for a recurring role on Marc Cherry’s Lifetime series Devious Maids. Additionally, I’ve learned that Rivera has been asked back on The View and will do several more episodes as co-host this month. She previously did two appearances in November and two more last month, with virtually all producing soundbites that have gone viral, boosting The View‘s social media presence. There had been speculation that the producers of the embattled daytime talk show may have bigger plans for Rivera, and her return for more guest co-hosting is certain to further fuel that.
On Devious Maids, Rivera will play Blanca, a new maid in the neighborhood who has landed a job with the seemingly picture-perfect Beverly Hills family. But she soon discovers a terrible secret–something that could change her life forever.
Rivera’s Santana Lopez has been among the most popular characters on Glee and a fixture on the musical dramedy throughout its run, including the sixth and final season, which is currently airing on Fox.
Aside from TV, Rivera is in talks for a book deal.