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The dramedy starred Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty) as Maxine Robinson, the host and creator of a View-esque talk show, though her scandalous personal life — which included a sordid love affair, a murder cover-up, etc. — frequently overshadowed her on-air persona.
Maxine was joined at The Lunch Hour table by a parade of diverse co-hosts: war correspondent Nina Sandoval (played by Happyland‘s Camille Guaty), former child star Kibby Ainsley (Pretty Little Liars
On the other hand, there is one thing that distinguishes “Illicit” from most other “Fatal Attraction” wannabes: This particular tale of ill-considered adultery offers equal opportunities for unfaithful spouses. Sasha Curtis (Shireen Crutchfield), a beautiful former model, is by turns neglected and dominated
The film had its world premiere last year at the American Black Film Festival, and will go on to play the Pan African Film Festival and Toronto Black Film Festival later this year. Breaking Glass is planning a theatrical release in Atlanta and Chicago in early May and a VOD/DVD release on May 23.
The story centers on a well-liked parole officer and a beautiful former model (Shireen Crutchfield) who enjoy a successful marriage until she gets the itch to go back to work. As the wife forms a friendship with an emerging photographer, the husband is dealing with a parolee who proves to be more than he bargained for.
Grant directed from his own script, written with co-star Lanett Tachel. The film also stars McKinley Freeman,
Star Jones is producing the TV series, which is an adaptation of her book “Satan’s Sisters” — the novel that was inspired by her experiences on “The View” — and she’s also going to step in front of the camera.
Jones will guest star on the upcoming scripted series, as will the actual current co-hosts of “The View,” Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, Jedediah Bila and Sara Haines. “The Real” co-host Tamera Mowry-Housley will also guest star.
The casting news was announced Friday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour.
Though the novel on which “Daytime Divas” is based is fiction, it strikes glaring similarities to daytime talk shows such as “The View” — a show which is almost always in the headlines for its own behind-the-scenes antics.
VH1’s series, which will premiere in spring 2017, is about five female co-hosts of a popular daily TV talk show, called
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VH1 has completed casting of Daytime Divas, its forthcoming scripted series based on ex-View panelist Star Jones’ 2011 roman à clef Satan’s Sisters, and joining Vanessa Williams at the host table will be Tichina Arnold (Survivor’s Remorse), Chloe Bridges (Pretty Little Liars), Camille Guaty (Scorpion) and Fiona Gubelmann (Wilfred). Additionally, Hit the Floor‘s McKinley Freeman is set to co-star as the son of Williams’ character.
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The hour-long drama follows the five female hosts of The Lunch Hour,
Written by Celine Ginger, Relationship Status will be directed by Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum. Frey is producing for his Full Fathom Five production company with Todd Cohen. Russ Cundiff and Ventimiglia (with his Divide Pictures) are also producing, with StyleHaul.
Other cast members attached to the dramedy include: Emma Bell, Molly Burnett, Patrick Carlyle, Emrhys Cooper, Brant Daugherty, Brett Davern, Willa Fitzgerald, McKinley Freeman, Andy Gala, Ray Wise, and more.
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