“Daytime Divas” First Look Features Vanessa Williams’ Maxine

The wait has been long, but the time has finally come; a first look at VH1’s new scripted series Daytime Divas has arrived!

The network has released a promo giving viewers a first look at Vanessa Williams who will play the role of ‘Maxine’ – the creator/host of the popular talk show ‘The Lunch Hour.’

“I created a show where women can sit down and talk about what was on their minds,” Williams’ Maxine says, “and boy what a shit show!”

Take a look at the promo below and let us know if you will be tuning in!

Every weekday at noon, Maxine (Vanessa Williams), Mo (Tichina Arnold), Heather (Fiona Gubelmann), Kibby (Chloe Bridges), and Nina (Camille Guaty)—hosts of “The Lunch Hour,” the long-running women’s talk show—gather around the table to discuss life, love, politics, and juicy gossip.

But behind the scenes, it’s even juicier — a backstage world filled with power struggles, diva fits, and steamy affairs. Inspired by the book Satan’s Sisters… A Novel of Fiction by Star Jones, television personality, lawyer and journalist.

“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.

The 10-episode first season of Daytime Divas premieres Monday, June 5, at 10pm on VH1.