Just when we thought VH1’s upcoming Vanessa Williams-led drama Daytime Divas couldn’t get any juicier, along come three new additions to help stir the pot.
Kristen Johnston (The Exes), Patti LaBelle (American Horror Story) and Rob Estes (90210) will all appear on the View-skewering series, TVLine has learned. Based on former View co-host Star Jones’ 2011 novel Satan’s Sisters, Daytime Divas follows the day-to-day events of a popular ladies’ talk show called The Lunch Hour.
Johnston will play Anna, the formerly frumpy assistant to Maxine (Williams’ character), who returns to New York as a “chic and hard-hitting journalist”; LaBelle will play Gloria, the “sharp-tongued, fabulous, prying” mother of William (Norm Lewis’ character), who claims to know her son better than anybody else; and Estes will play Vance Gordon, a sitcom actor who previously starred opposite Kibby (Chloe Bridges’ character), now re-entering her life as a guest on The Lunch Hour.
Previously announced cast members include Tichina Arnold, Camille Guaty and Fiona Gubelmann, who — along with Williams and Bridges — make up the hosts of The Lunch Hour.
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