These fictional characters sound lots like 5 modern-day and previous co-hosts of “The View” — however we’re sure it’s just a twist of fate.
Meet Maxine, Mo, Nina, Heather and Kibby, who co-host “The Lunch Hour,” the communicate display on the center of VH1’s upcoming drama collection, “Daytime Divas.”
The show, premiering next yr, is based totally on “Satan’s Sisters,” the catty 2011 novel written by using former “View” co-host Star Jones, which recounts life backstage at a speak show referred to as “The Lunch Club” — defined as “a protracted-jogging, famous ladies’ communicate show in which alliances are forged, careers are made, and bridges are burned.”
“All of the characters are fictional, but inspired by using my reviews through the years,” Jones told The Post. “All characters have a touch little bit of me in them. Of course our super ‘Daytime Divas’ writers have added their innovative spin to it …”
Maxine (the Barbara Walters character) is described in the show’s press substances as “The creator/host of ‘The Lunch Hour,’ ” whilst Mo, who sounds plenty like Rosie O’Donnell, is “a stand-up comedian with no edit button which gets her into problem with Maxine … Mo owns her sexuality. She apologizes to no person.”
Nina, meanwhile, is “A expert, a success conflict correspondent … a gem on digital camera however will get up for herself behind the scenes …” (Lisa Ling), even as Heather (Elisabeth Hasselbeck) is “A former beauty queen and self-proclaimed spiritual guide of ‘The Lunch Hour’ … she’ll sometimes keep her moral superiority over someone’s head if it approach getting a leg up.”
Rounding out the organization is Kibby (Raven-Symone), “a former child megastar. Openly sexually fluid … she sees Maxine as a mother determine and mentor.”
The timing of “Daytime Divas” isn’t coincidental.
“The View,” created by way of Walters, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. It launched on ABC in August 1997 with co-hosts Walters, Jones, Meredith Vieira, Debbie Matenopolous and Joy Behar.
(Ling, O’Donnell, Hasselbeck and Symone all joined “The View” at distinctive times, starting with Ling in 1999. Symone joined in 2015.)
Jones, fifty four, a former Brooklyn prosecutor and senior assistant DA, hosted her personal courtroom show, “Jones & Jury,” before becoming a member of “The View.”
She spent nine years on the display, for the duration of which she married Al Reynolds and was lampooned on “Saturday Night Live” by using Tracy Morgan and Kenan Thompson.
In June 2006, Jones greatly surprised Walters on the air with the aid of announcing her unexpected departure. Jones said she’d stick round for every other month but turned into booted tomorrow. She and Reynolds divorced in 2008.
Jones gained’t appear on “Daytime Divas” however is one in every of its government manufacturers.