Fox has announced that, airing one night only at a special time, on Wednesday, Dec. 14, “Empire’s” Season Three fall finale (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) will provide a lead in to the special premiere of “Star” (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), the new musical drama series from Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy. “Star” will then premiere in its regular time period with an all-new episode Wednesday, Jan. 4 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).
Featuring a soundtrack of original music and music performances, “Star” is new drama series that follows three talented young singers — desperate for a new start and with ambitions of stardom — as they navigate the cut-throat music business.
The series stars Queen Latifah as Carlotta and Benjamin Bratt as Jahil, and newcomers Jude Demorest as Star, Ryan Destiny as Alexandra,” Brittany O’Grady as Simone, and Amiyah Scott as Cotton. The series also will feature guest stars Lenny Kravitz, supermodel/actress Naomi Campbell and musician and actor Tyrese Gibson.
“Star” 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 of the series. Pamela Oas Williams and Effie Brown also serve as executive producers. Chuck Pratt is an executive producer and serves as showrunner of the series.
A new trailer for the upcoming series has premiered and is embedded below: