“Daytime Divas” Star Tichina Arnold Introduces Her Character Mo Evans

We have a very good feeling that we’ll be spending our summer with the ladies of The Lunch Hour, the fictional daytime talk show on VH1’s brand new scripted series Daytime Divas.

Before the show makes its debut Monday night, VH1 is giving you a chance to get to know the cast via a series of videos showcasing the talented ensemble and their characters we’ll be introduced to.

Tichina Arnold plays Mo Evans, an ambitious and driven co-host on the Lunch Hour. She’s a stand-up comic with no edit button which gets her into trouble with Maxine, the show’s creator and lead host. Mo owns her sexuality and she apologizes to no one.

“Mo is no-nonsense, she’s loud, she’s boisterous, she’s bold but yet soft-hearted in some ways that shows up every now and then, but she’s overall a good person but will cut you if you cross her,” Tichina says.

“What drives her is just being famous and being funny. As devious as she can be, she’s still grounded and there’s something about Mo that forces you to like her.”

Watch the video below to see more of what Tichina had to say about Daytime Divas, including which of her own characteristics she likes to bring to the show.

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.

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