FOX seems to be loving the ratings that “STAR” is bringing in, and the network wants even more episodes than it had originally ordered. FOX confirmed this week that the network has ordered five additional episodes of the hit music drama, raising the series order to 18 full episodes. This is great news for “Star” fans, since they will get over two-hours of new content this year. The series comes from Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy, and STAR is an extremely popular drama that follows three talented singers, as they navigate the cut-throat music business on their road to success.
Now in its sophomore seasons, the show doesn’t seem to be slowing down in the slightest. The Season 2 premiere of STAR 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. The drama also was up +20% from its Season 1 finale, proving that more people are getting hooked on the music-filled drama series.
In the next all-new episode of STAR, “FUA… Good Night!,” airing Wednesday, Oct. 11 on FOX, 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. 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.
The show has taken advantage of its popularity by getting quite a few A-list guest stars to appear on the show. We won’t spoil anything for you if you haven’t caught up yet, so be sure to binge-through the drama this week and make room for all the new episodes.