Skip to main content

Vanessa Williams Lands Lead Role in Star Jones Drama 'Satan's Sisters'

Vanessa Williams
Tony, Grammy, and Emmy nominated singer/actress Vanessa Williams has signed on to play the lead role in VH1’s upcoming drama inspired by Star Jones' 2011 book “Satan’s Sisters: A Novel of Fiction.” Set in the bright lights of daytime television, the fireworks start every weekday at noon when the hosts of The Lunch Hour -- a long-running popular TV talk show -- discuss life, love, family, politics, and gossip. Williams will play the role of Maxine, the creator and host of “The Lunch Hour;” a formidable, powerful, and decisive woman, but fears she's being put out to pasture.

Slated for a 2017 premiere, Satan's Sisters will focus on Maxine and her co-hosts, 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.

Williams has conquered the musical charts, Broadway, music videos, television and motion pictures. She has sold millions of albums worldwide and has achieved critical acclaim as an actress on stage, in film and on television. She is also the recipient of numerous nominations, honors, and awards including Screen Actors Guild, Golden Globe and NAACP Image awards. Williams received three Emmy nominations playing the role of Wilhelmina Slater on the hit series, “Ugly Betty.” She most recently appeared in the final season of Desperate Housewives, 666 Park Avenue, guest-starring roles on Royal Pains and The Good Wife. Williams also received rave reviews in the New York, Los Angeles and Lifetime Television productions of “The Trip to Bountiful,” opposite Cicely Tyson.

Executive producers for Satan's Sisters are Josh Berman, Star Jones, Suzanne de Passe, Madison Jones, and Susan Levison. Writers for the series are Amy Engelberg and Wendy Engelberg, who also serve as executive producers. Suzanne Coston serves as co-executive producer. The series is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

'Days of Our Lives' Livestream Event on September 8 Promotes 'Beyond Salem'

To celebrate the premiere of the Peacock Original limited series, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem , Xfinity and Peacock today announced an exclusive Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem livestream event only for Xfinity Reward Members. The event reunites an all-star cast including Lisa Rinna, Deidre Hall, Drake Hogestyn, James Reynolds, and Eileen Davidson on Wednesday, Sept. 8th at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT. Viewers will enjoy a conversation with the stars - giving fans a chance to view exclusive content, hear stories from the set, and even have the chance to ask their favorite stars questions. This special event is only for Xfinity Rewards members and is just one of the many benefits available through the Xfinity Rewards program. If you’re not yet a member of Xfinity Rewards, signing up is free and simple to do through the Xfinity app or online at Xfinity.com/rewards. From there, members can view and redeem all rewards currently available to them. “Xfinity Rewards is all about creating u

The Complete Story of 'The Doctors' (1963-1973)

Daytime TV covered the world of soap operas for decades before finally folding in the 1990s. In the mid-70s, the magazine did an excellent series titled "The Complete Story of..." recounting the history of a soap opera from its inception. Below is the historical feature on the first 10 years of NBC's The Doctors (1963-1973), which is currently being aired on Retro TV. Some of the interesting tidbits include: * The Doctors did not start as a serial; it began as a "half-hour anthology series of medical dramas, set in the large metropolitan Hope Memorial Hospital, and with the four principals alternating daily in the lead role, according to NBC's original announcement. The roles were Dr. William Scott (played by Jock Gaynor), Dr. Jerry Chandler (portrayed by Richard Roat), Dr. Elizabeth Hayes (played by Margot Moser) and Rev. Samuel Shafer, a hospital chaplain (played by Fred J. Scollay). * Later in the first season, Herb Kenwith and Paul Lammers became

Alyvia Alyn Lind Back as Faith Newman on 'The Young and the Restless'; McKenna Grace Leaving To Shoot a Movie

Alyvia Alyn Lind is returning to The Young and the Restless as Faith Newman, Nick and Sharon's daughter. Lind played Faith before McKenna Grace stepped in last summer. Grace has been cast in a movie called Russellmania and will be shooting in Vancouver. She will last air on May 29. Alyvia (or "Aly") has played a young Emily Thorne in Revenge , and can be seen in Blended , starring Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler, which opened on Friday. Aly will make her return appearance on Y&R as Faith on June 26. UPDATE (December 14): McKenna Grace returns to the role of Faith on Christmas Day.