VH1’s new scripted series “Daytime Divas” premieres on the network on June 5, 2017 at 9/8c.
Inspired by the book “Satan’s Sisters… A Novel of Fiction” by Star Jones, the synopsis for “Daytime Divas” reads: Every weekday at noon, Maxine (Vanessa Williams), Mo (Tichina Arnold), Heather (Fiona Gubelmann), Kibby (Chloe Bridges), and Nina (Camille Guaty)—hosts of “The Lunch Hour,” the long-running women’s talk show—gather around the table to discuss life, love, politics, and juicy gossip. But behind the scenes, it’s even juicier — a backstage world filled with power struggles, diva fits, and steamy affairs.
Vanessa Williams, Tichina Arnold, Chloe Bridges, Camille Guaty, Fiona Gubelmann and McKinley Freeman star. Previously announced guest stars include Kristen Johnston, Norm Lewis, Patti LaBelle, Eve, Kelly Osbourne, Tasha Smith, La La Anthony, Rob Estes, Scott Evans, Debby Ryan, Janet Mock, Star Jones, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, Jedediah Bila and Sara Haines, as well as Richard T. Jones, Tammy Blanchard and Ness Bautista.
Star Jones will play herself. Star and Nina (Camille Guaty) cross paths in a gifting suite and Nina quickly learns who’s boss.
Tamera Mowry-Housley will play a friend of Mo’s (Tichina Arnold) who gives her some career advice.
The cast of “The View,” including Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, Jedediah Bila and Sara Haines will play themselves.
Richard T. Jones will play Ben Branson, a sexy charismatic real estate mogul who is set up on a blind date with Maxine.
Tammy Blanchard will play Sheree Ainsley, Kibby’s (Chloe Bridges) scheming mother. Sheree put Kibby into show business when Kibby was very young, and has dined off Kibby’s paychecks and celebrity ever since.
Ness Bautista will play Andrew Weller, Nina’s husband and a rising politician who is about to begin a campaign for Congress. While Andrew appears smart and grounded, those aren’t the only traits that got him to the top.
“Daytime Divas” was developed for television by Amy Engelberg and Wendy Engelberg who also executive produce along with showrunners, Chris Alberghini and Mike Chessler, Josh Berman, Star Jones, Suzanne de Passe, Madison Jones and Susan Levison. Suzanne Coston serves as co-executive producer. The series is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television.
In a new promo released today by VH1, star of the series Vanessa Williams performs a “glammed up” rendition of 50 Cent’s 2003 track “P.I.M.P.” She’s joined by her co-stars Tichina Arnold, Camille Guaty, Fiona Gubelmann, and Chloe Bridges.