VH1 Assembles ‘Satan’s Sisters’, Scripted Drama Based On Star Jones’ ‘View’-Esque Novel

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VH1 has greenlighted Satan’s Sisters, an hourlong scripted drama series based on the 2011 book by Star Jones, one of the original co-hosts of The View. It looks behind the scenes of a long-running daytime talk show for women where “alliances are forged, careers are made, and bridges are burned.” The series is set to premiere next year.

Satan’s Sisters will focus on the five female co-hosts of The Lunch Hour and the fireworks that ensue each weekday when they discuss life, love, family, politics, and gossip. The women all have very different points of view but are best friends and sisters — while they’re on TV.  But the backstage world is heavy with power struggles, personal demons, diva fits, love affairs, man troubles, cat fights and cocktails.

Jones was one of the show’s original co-hosts, maybe best known for show plugs she gave to suppliers for her wedding. Jones surprised producers in June 2006 when she announced her exit ahead of schedule, saying she would stick through July. The next morning, co-creator Barbara Walters announced Jones had “blindsided” her and would no longer appear on the program. She joined truTV the following summer.

“I would be lying if I said that Satan’s Sisters wasn’t influenced by the soap opera life of daytime TV, but it is a work of fiction,” said Jones, who left The View in 2006. “All the characters are inspired, in parts, by someone I’ve worked with, worked for, interviewed, was interviewed by and/or even prosecuted.”

APA-repped Jones will executive produce the series along with Josh Berman, Suzanne DePasse, Madison Jones and Susan Levison. The writers are Amy Engelberg and Wendy Engelberg, who also serve as executive producers.  The series is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television.

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