Fellow TV freshman Star is also coming back for another season, which will be its second, as reported in Entertainment Weekly.
Created by Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy, Star follows three singers (newcomers Jude Demorest, Brittany O’Grady, and Ryan Destiny) who journey to Atlanta in the hope of becoming music stars. The series, which features original music à la Empire, also stars Queen Latifah as the trio’s surrogate mother and Benjamin Bratt as a talent agent who thinks Star (Demorest) might help revive his career.
“Lee Daniels is a true visionary and he and Tom Donaghy have delivered a series with a unique and meaningful point of view,” said David Madden, Fox’s president of entertainment, said in a statement. “Our incredible cast, led by Queen Latifah and Benjamin Bratt, instantly infused their characters with tremendous depth and passion, and the show has proved to be both powerful and really entertaining. We are thrilled that this Star will continue to shine for a second season.”
While not being a massive hit the network had been hoping, the show has managed to hold its own in the Nielsen ratings according to Deadline.
But it has been stable, averaging a Live+Same Day rating between 1.2 and 1.3 in adults 18-49 for the past five weeks, rising to about 1.9 in Live+7. Its L7 average of 2.1 demo rating is a below Lethal Weapon (2.5) and above Lucifer (1.9), which also was renewed recently, along with Fox flagship Empire.
The last two FOX dramas mentioned have also been renewed for next fall with Empire coming back for a fourth season.
This move regarding Star now has two successful shows with Daniels’ input and creativity on the same network. No word yet on a possible crossover, but if it does happen, it will be quite a musical event.
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