VH1 GREENLIGHTS SCRIPTED SERIES INSPIRED BY STAR JONES' BOOK "SATAN'S SISTERS" ABOUT THE DRAMA BEHIND THE SCENES OF A DAILY DAYTIME TALK SHOW
NEW YORK, February 18, 2016 - VH1 has given the greenlight to a one-hour scripted 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.
Slated for a 2017 premiere, the series 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.
Executive producers for the series are Josh Berman ("Drop Dead Diva," "CSI"), Star Jones, Suzanne DePasse ("The Temptations," "Lonesome Dove") & Madison Jones, and Susan Levison. Writers for the series are Amy Engelberg and Wendy Engelberg who also serve as executive producers. The series is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television.
"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. "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."
"Daytime TV now comments on and creates pop culture," said Chris McCarthy, General Manager, VH1. "Star Jones' book is the perfect project for VH1 and our partners to bring to life."
The series will continue VH1's momentum in the scripted arena. The network recently gave the series greenlight for its critically acclaimed original movie "The Breaks" which was seen by 2.6 million total viewers on its January 4 premiere night and ranked #1 in its time period among adults 18-34. The third season of "Hit The Floor," currently airing on Monday nights, premiered last month as the #1 non-sports cable program in its time period among women 18-49, women 18-34 and adults 18-34.
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