Niecy Nash to Star in ‘Claws’ on TNT


Claws on TNT

With Scream Queens rumored to be on Fox’s chopping block, it’s a good thing co-star Niecy Nash has already lined up future employment. Per The Hollywood Reporter, Niecy will star in the upcoming TNT Rashida Jones-produced dramedy Claws.

Via press release, Claws will follow the lives of “five diverse and treacherous” manicurists who work at the Nail Artisan Salon in South Florida. At the center of all the drama is owner Desna (Niecy), who will be joined by Quiet Ann (Judy Reyes), a former party girl; Polly (Carrie Preston), a mild-mannered preppy who recently did time for identity theft; Jennifer (Jenn Lyon), Desna’s best friend; Virgina (Karrueche Tran), a bored college student biding her time until she can do better, and Roller, a ganstered-out redneck who uses Desna’s salon to launder money for his barely legal pain clinic.

Claws is wild and hilarious, and we can’t wait for viewers to immerse themselves in this fascinating world,” said Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT. “This is a show with great storytelling featuring empowered female characters and brought to life by a diverse group of incredibly talented individuals both in front of and behind the camera.”

Claws is such a unique and special show. We are so grateful to Eliot Laurence, Janine Sherman Barrois, Rashida Jones, Will McCormack and our supremely talented cast for bringing these amazing characters to life, and to TNT for believing in it,” said Susan Rovner and Brett Paul, Co-Presidents of Warner Horizon Scripted Television.

TNT has ordered 10 episodes of Claws, which is slated to launch in early spring.