Well damn, this is just what we need. Another reality show with women fighting. We thought that era was kind over. Obviously not.
Actually, it’s not a real reality show, per se. It’s a scripted drama about a reality show. It’s called Daytime Divas and we’ve got the first teaser trailer (above) and as you can see, all hell just broke loose … again.
The new VH1 show stars Vanessa Williams and Tichina Arnold, among others.
The drama is based on former The View co-host Star Jones’ book Satan’s Sisters and follows the behind-the-scenes drama on the set of The Lunch Hour, a popular daytime TV show.
The cast and showrunners of the show have been announced. In March, Vanessa Williams was announced as the lead in the series, where she will star as Maxine, the creator and host of a fictional talk show The Lunch Hour. Williams’ co-hosts on the show within a show will be Tichina Arnold as Mo, Chloe Bridges as Kibby, Camille Guaty as Nina, and Fiona Gubelmann as Heather.
Rounding out the cast is VH1 favorite and Hit the Floor star McKinley Freeman, who stars as Maxine’s son and a producer of The Lunch Hour.
Daytime Divas is inspired by Star Jones’ 2011 book “Satan’s Sisters: A Novel of Fiction” and is set behind the scenes of a long-running daytime television show, chronicling the fireworks that erupt daily between the five female co-hosts. On screen, they are best friends with five very different points of view, but behind the scenes, they inhabit a world of power struggles, cat fights and cocktails.
Chris Alberghini and Mike Chessler (Awkward, 90210) are showrunners as well as executive producers. The series is set to premiere later this year.