VH1 is turning Star Jones’ Satire of The View into a Drama Series

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

VH1 is turning Star Jones’ satire of The View into a drama series

The former View star’s 2011 novel Satan’s Sisters, about the behind-the-scenes drama of a popular women's talk show where "alliances are forged, careers are made and bridges are burned,” is being adapted for TV. Says Jones: “I would be lying if I said that Satan’s Sisters wasn’t influenced by the soap opera life of daytime TV but it is a work of fiction. All the characters are inspired, in parts, by someone I’ve worked with, worked for, interviewed, was interviewed by and/or even prosecuted.”


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