The hourlong scripted series is based off of Star Jones‘ 2011 book, “Satan’s Sisters.”
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Slated for a 2017 premiere, per the press release, the series will actually be titled “Daytime Divas,” and will focus on the five female co-hosts of a popular daily TV talk show and the fireworks that ensue each weekday when they discuss life, love, family, politics, and gossip. These five women, with very different points of view, are best friends and sisters… while they’re on TV. But behind the scenes, they are “Satan’s Sisters” – a backstage world filled with power struggles, personal demons, diva fits, love affairs, man troubles, cat fights… and cocktails.
Williams will play the role of Maxine, the creator and host of “The Lunch Hour;” described as a formidable, powerful, and decisive woman, who fears she’s being put out to pasture. Arnold, Bridges, Guaty and Gubelmann will all play her co-hosts of the talk show, while Freeman will play Williams’ son and producer of the show.
“I’m so excited that ‘Satan’s Sisters,’ which was such a fun book to write, is finally coming to the small screen,” said Star Jones in a previous statement. “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. All the characters are inspired, in parts, by someone I’ve worked with, worked for, interviewed, was interviewed by and/or even prosecuted.”
Chloe Bridges (“The Carrie Diaries”), Camille Guaty (“Scorpion”), Fiona Gubelmann (“Wilfred”), and McKinley Freeman (“Hit The Floor”) will also star in the series slated for a 2017 premiere.