Fox’s ‘Star’ Debut Scores Coveted ‘Empire’ Fall Finale Lead-in – and a New Trailer (Video)

Mark your calendars, music-drama fans

Fox has granted new music drama “Star” just about the best lead-in such a series could get.

The network plans to shift “Empire’s” fall finale up to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14, with “Star’s” debut set to follow at 9. Lee Daniels‘ new show will start its normal run in the time slot on Wednesday, Jan. 4, when “Empire” is on hiatus.

The network also dropped a new trailer for “Star” on Wednesday, which readers can watch and be inspired by above.

“Star” follows three talented young singers, who are desperate for a new start and full of dreams of stardom, as they navigate the cut-throat music business.

The series stars Queen Latifah (“Bessie,” “Bringing Down The House”) as Carlotta, Benjamin Bratt (“24: Live Another Day,” “Law & Order”) as Jahil, and newcomers Jude Demorest as Star, Ryan Destiny as Alexandra, Brittany O’Grady as Simone and Amiyah Scott as Cotton.

It also will feature guest stars Lenny KravitzNaomi Campbell and Tyrese Gibson.

“Star” is a production of 20th Century Fox Television in association with Lee Daniels Entertainment. Daniels and Tom Donaghy are the creators and executive producers of “Star.” Pamela Oas Williams and Effie Brown also serve as executive producers.

Chuck Pratt is an executive producer and serves as showrunner of the series.

“Lethal Weapon” normally airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on Fox. The small-screen remake has proven to be formidable with the comfortable padding of “Empire” behind it.