The cast and showrunners of VH1’s newest series, Daytime Divas, have been announced. Back 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 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 in 2017.