*Vanessa Williams is headed back to television.
The actress has been tapped to star in VH1 scripted drama “Satan’s Sisters,” based on the 2011 book penned by former “The View” co-host Star Jones.
The book and series follow the antics at a long-running popular ladies talk show where “alliances are forged, careers are made and bridges are burned.”
Williams will star as Maxine, the creator and host of The Lunch Hour, the show within the show. The character is described as formidable, powerful and decisive, a person who fears being put out to pasture.
The series, due in 2017, will revolve around Maxine and her co-hosts — five women with very different points of view who are best friends and sisters but only while they’re on TV. Behind the scenes, they’re “Satan’s sisters” — a backstage filled with power struggles, personal demons, diva fits, love affairs, catfights and cocktails.
The role marks a return to series television for Williams following “Desperate Housewives,” “Ugly Betty” and “666 Park Avenue.” More recently, she’s recurred on “The Good Wife” and had a role in Lifetime’s “The Trip to Bountiful.”