VH1 has rounded out the cast and tapped Awkward showrunners Chris Alberghini and Mike Chessler as showrunners/executive producers of hourlong scripted drama series Daytime Divas (formerly Satan’s Sisters). It’s based on the 2011 book Satan’s Sisters by Star Jones, one of the original co-hosts of The View.
In Daytime Divas, previously announced Vanessa Williams stars as Maxine, the creator/host of the popular talk show “The Lunch Hour.” Joining her as co-hosts of “The Lunch Hour” are Tichina Arnold (Survivor’s Remorse) as Mo, Chloe Bridges (The Carrie Diaries) as Kibby, Camille Guaty (Scorpion) as Nina and Fiona Gubelmann (Wilfred) as Heather. McKinley Freeman (Hit The Floor) is Shawn, Maxine’s son and ‘The Lunch Hour’ producer.
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The series is set behind the scenes of a long-running daytime television show, chronicling the fireworks that erupt daily between the five female co-hosts. On screen, they are best friends with five very different points of view, but behind the scenes, they inhabit a world of power struggles, cat fights and cocktails.
Principal photography begins this month in Atlanta.
Jones also executive produces Satan’s Sisters with Josh Berman (Drop Dead Diva, CSI), Suzanne de Passe (The Temptations, Lonesome Dove) and Madison Jones. Susan Levison. Amy Engelberg and Wendy Engelberg write and exec produce. Suzanne Coston serves as co-executive producer. The series is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television.
Arnold is repped by by APA and Tize & Company; Bridges is with APA, Bridges Entertainment and Stone Genow; Guaty is repped by APA and Impression Entertainment; Gubelmann is repped by Gersh, Haven and Morris Yorn; Freeman is with Stone Manners Salners Agency, Luber Roklin Entertainment, and Stone, Genow; Alberghini and Chessler are repped by Paradigm and Stephanie Davis at Wetdog Entertainment.
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