Thursday, February 18, 2016

VH1 Orders Drama 'Satan's Sisters' Based on the Book by Star Jones

VH1 has given a series ordered to a one-hour scripted series inspired by Star Jones' 2011 book Satan's Sisters. The drama is slated for a 2017 debut on the cable network.

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 focuses on the five female co-hosts of the daily 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.

Amy Engelberg and Wendy Engelberg will write the drama. They will executive produce with Josh Berman, Star Jones, Suzanne DePasse, Madison Jones and Susan Levison. Sony Pictures Television will produce.

"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 he 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."