A prime-time broadcast drama series has been picked up for a second season. Announcing the renewal for the Lee Daniels series “Star,” Fox Entertainment President David Madden said: “Lee Daniels is a true visionary and he and Tom Donaghy have delivered a series with a unique and meaningful point of view.”
Madden added: “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.”
The network’s announcement notes that the show has delivered an average audience of more than 7.5 million viewers across multiple platforms. The show is scheduled to air a new episode on Fox tonight, as it leads up to its season finale on March 15.
The announcement describes the series as “an emotionally powerful drama that follows three talented singers — running from their pasts and desperate for a new start — with ambitions of stardom, as they navigate the cut-throat music business. The series features Queen Latifah, Benjamin Bratt, Jude Demorest, Brittany O’Grady, Ryan Destiny, Amiyah Scott and Quincy Brown.”
The series is a production of 20th Century Fox Television in association with Lee Daniels Entertainment. Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy are the creators and executive producers, with Pamela Oas Williams and Effie Brown also serving as executive producers. Chuck Pratt is an executive producer and is the showrunner on the series.