Vanessa Williams Satans Sisters

Vanessa Williams to Star in The View-Skewering Satan's Sisters at VH1

Vanessa Williams is getting dragged back to hell — but it’s got nothing to do with her last series regular role on ABC’s short-lived 666 Park Avenue.

The legendary Ugly Betty actress will star in VH1’s upcoming Satan’s Sisters, a scripted series based on The View‘s erstwhile panelist Star Jones’ 2011 roman à clef of the same name. Our sister site Deadline broke the news.

The hour-long drama follows the five female hosts of The Lunch Hour, “a long-running, popular ladies’ talk show in which alliances are forged, careers are made, and bridges are burned,” according to the network’s official release.

Deadline reports that Williams will play Lunch Hour creator/host Maxine, “a formidable, powerful and decisive woman who fears she’s being put out to pasture.”

VH1 is eyeing a 2017 premiere for Satan’s Sisters.

Williams recently recurred on CBS’ The Good Wife and USA’s Royal Pains, in addition to a starring role in the Lifetime movie The Trip to Bountiful.

Will you tune in for Satan’s Sisters now that Williams is on board? Sound off in the comments!

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  1. Yolanda says:

    Fabulous news! Vanessa is a great actress. In other co-hosts roles I’d love to see some TV veterans Elizabeth Berkley, Shannen Doherty, Pamela Anderson and of course getting Mo’Nique would be creme de la creme!

  2. Mark says:

    Good God, this is amazing casting news. She is fantastic. I am pumped for this show too. Long time viewer of the View (albeit not during Star’s time).

  3. c-mo says:

    Guess I’ll have to un-hide VH1 from my cable guides so I can make sure I don’t miss this! I’m hoping it will be as good as UnREAL.