Over the last few years, the presence of African American actors and actresses in leading roles on television has increased to great heights, while also racking up critical accolades, impressive ratings and loyal fans. Now, another TV show featuring a predominately black cast is making its way to basic cable network VH1 and the always beautiful Vanessa Williams and funny lady Tichina Arnold are both set to star.
Industry insider website Shadow and Act has all of the inside scoop on this project, including its deep connection to former The View co-host Star Jones, the official series synopsis and when audiences can expect to see it on the small screen.
Via Shadow and Act:
[Get ready for] VH1’s upcoming hour-long scripted drama series inspired by Star Jones’ 2011 book “Satan’s Sisters.” Set in the bright lights of daytime television, “Satan’s Sisters” is the story of “The Lunch Hour” – a long-running, popular ladies’ talk show in which alliances are forged, careers are made, and bridges are burned. Vanessa 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. Tichina Arnold, Chloe Bridges, Camille Guaty and Fiona Gubelmann will all play her co-hosts of the talk show, while “Hit The Floor’s” McKinley Freeman will play Williams’ son and producer of the show.
Learn more about this new show at HelloBeautiful.com