VH1 is adapting Star Jones’ book Satan’s Sisters into a scripted series with Jones on board as an executive producer. The new series, which is expected to debut in 2017, will center on five female talk show hosts. Also attached as executive producers are Drop Dead Diva‘s Josh Berman, The Temptations‘ Suzanne DePasse, Madison Jones, and Susan Levison. Writers Amy Engelberg and Wendy Engelberg will also executive produce.
“I’m so excited that Satan’s Sisters, which was such a fun book to write, is finally coming to the small screen,” stated 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,” added VH1 General Manager Chris McCarthy. “Star Jones’ book is the perfect project for VH1 and our partners to bring to life.”
The Satan’s Sisters Plot:
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. 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.