One Ends, Another Begins: Empire Fall Finale Leads Into Star Premiere!

STAR: L-R: Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O'Grady in STAR coming soon to FOX. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: FOX
STAR: L-R: Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O’Grady in STAR premiering on Wednesday, December 14 (9/8C) on FOX FOX. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: FOX

FOX has created at two-hour Les Daniels event – a night of music and drama – with the fall finale of Empire leading into the premiere of his new series, Star.

On Wednesday, December 14th, events rise to a crescendo on Empire (8/7C) and a woman whose live in the foster care system gives her a unique voice begins her journey on Star (9/8C) – before moving into the show’s regular timeslot on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 (9/8C).

Details – and the teaser for Star – follow the jump.

FOX TO PRESENT EPIC NIGHT OF MUSIC AND DRAMA WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14 

THE SHOCKING FALL FINALE OF “EMPIRE” OPENS THE NIGHT AT A ONE-TIME-ONLY 8:00 PM START TIME, FOLLOWED BY THE SPECIAL PREMIERE OF NEW DRAMA “STAR,”

FROM ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE AND “EMPIRE” CO-CREATOR LEE DANIELS AND TOM DONAGHY AND STARRING GOLDEN GLOBE AND GRAMMY AWARD WINNER QUEEN LATIFAH 

STAR Makes Time Period Premiere Wednesday, January 4

On Wednesday, Dec. 14, FOX presents a not-to-be-missed night of music and drama.  Airing one night only at a special time, EMPIRE’s Season Three fall finale (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) kicks off the night, followed by the special premiere of STAR (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). From Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Lee Daniels (EMPIRE) and Tom Donaghy (“The Whole Truth”), 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 stunning music performances, STAR is an emotionally powerful drama 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 Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award, Grammy Award and Golden Globe Award winner Queen Latifah (“Bessie,” “Bringing Down The House”) as CARLOTTA and Emmy Award nominee 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. The series also will feature guest stars Grammy Award winner Lenny Kravitz (“Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” “The Hunger Games”), supermodel/actress Naomi Campbell (EMPIRE) and Grammy Award-nominated musician and actor Tyrese Gibson (“2 Fast 2 Furious”).

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. “Like” STAR on Facebook at facebook.com/STARonFOX. Follow the series on Twitter @STAR and join the discussion by using #Star. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @STARonFOX.