After just three seasons, Fox Network has cancelled the Lee Daniels produced show Star.
Recently it was announced that the musical drama, which starred the likes of Queen Latifah, Ryan Destiny, Quincy Brown, Brittany O’Grady, Jude Demorest and many others, would not be renewed for another season. News of the Empire spinoff getting the ax comes as a shock to fans, seeing as to how the season three finale left off on a huge cliffhanger. The last episode aired on Wednesday (May 8), just two days before the cancellation announcement.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Atlanta-based drama managed to have a “fairly stable,” third season, having only fell by 11 percent in viewership, a huge contrast to Empire‘s 21 percent decline in the same 18-49 adult demographic. Yet, despite the drop, and recent controversy surrounding co-star Jussie Smollet, THR confirms that the Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard lead series Empire will indeed return for a sixth season.
While show-runner Lee Daniels has yet to release a statement addressing the cancellation, Daniels’ more recent Instagram post alleges that Star was trending #1 in America as recently as two days ago.
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