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Lee Daniels’ ‘Star’ Renewed for Season 2 on Fox

”Empire“ co-creator’s new show follows a girl group in Atlanta

Fox has ordered a second season of Lee Daniels’ new musical drama “Star,” the network announced Wednesday.

“Lee Daniels is a true visionary and he and Tom Donaghy have delivered a series with a unique and meaningful point of view,” said Fox Broadcasting President David Madden in a statement. “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.”

Set in hip-hop haven Atlanta, “Star” follows three young women (Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O’Grady) who form a musical act and navigate the cutthroat business on their way to success. The cast also includes Queen Latifah and Benjamin Bratt. The series features original music, along with musical fantasy sequences.

The news comes on the heels of Fox renewing another freshman drama series, “Lethal Weapon,” earlier in the day. The network also renewed comedy “The Mick” earlier in the week, and “Lucifer” for a third season.

New shows still awaiting news include baseball drama “Pitch,” the remake of “The Exorcist,” police drama “APB,” and animated hybrid series “Son of Zorn.”

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