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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.

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