A drama series that has performed well in the new broadcast season has received an expanded order. Fox ordered five additional episodes of the music drama “Star,” bringing the season order for the series to 18 episodes.
“The Season Two premiere of ‘Star’ (2.4/9 L7) posted the series’ highest-rated telecast since its series debut, as well as its highest seven-day total multi-platform audience since the same date, delivering a seven-day total multi-platform audience of 7.5 million viewers,” Fox said in today’s announcement. “The drama also was up +20% from its Season One finale.”
The show’s next new episode is due up this Wednesday, Oct. 11. The series, from Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy, follows three singers as they navigate their way through the cutthroat music business.
In Wednesday’s episode, “FUA… Good Night!,” “while preparing for an upcoming TV appearance with recording artist Noah Brooks (Luke James), the girls (Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O’Grady) learn that they will be singing backup rather than co-headlining the performance,” the announcement notes. “Anxious for the girls’ next big move, Carlotta (Queen Latifah) turns to the new A&R executive, Maurice (guest star Lance Gross), for help on a new deal. Meanwhile, Jahil (Benjamin Bratt) tries his hand at producing music, Cotton (Amiyah Scott) struggles with starting her new job and Star (Demorest) comes face-to-face with an unexpected person from her past.”