Patti LaBelle and Brandy Norwood are joining the cast of FOX’s Star for multi-episode arcs beginning this spring. LaBelle will play Carlotta Brown’s (Queen Latifah) tough but loving mother, Christine; and Norwood will play Carlotta’s younger sister, Cassie.
FOX is teaming up with iHeartMedia for a new music competition – The Four: Battle for Stardom. The show will begin with the four finalists battling to hold their positions on the show against all comers.
FOX will work with iHeartMedia, with its more than a quarter billion monthly listeners in the U.S., to support auditions, assist in the search for talent and boost the careers of artists throughout the run of the competition.
As part of the grand prize, the winner will also be part of iHeartMedia’s coveted “On the Verge” artist development program.
Underground alumni Rockmond Dunbar and Aisha Hinds has joined the cast of regulars for Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear’s new drama series, 9-1-1.
Also joining the shows as regulars are Oliver Stark (Into the Badlands) and Kenneth Choi (The Last Man on Earth).
The series – which explores the high-pressure experiences of police, paramedics and firefighters who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations – has begun production and will debut in 2018.