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.
On an epic night of music and drama, Carlotta (Queen Latifah) comes face-to-face with Cookie (Taraji P. Henson),Lucious (Terrence Howard) and Jamal Lyon (Jussie Smollett), as the worlds of Empire and Star collide Wednesday, Sept. 27 on FOX. The special event begins with the Season Four premiere of Empire (8/7C), followed by the Season Two premiere of Stat (9/8C).
FOX has released its Winter Premiere schedule and there are a few changes.
Sleepy Hollow returns on January 6th, following Rosewood, with its new Witness; New Girl moves to Tuesday, beginning January 3rd, leading in to new comedy series The Mick (in its regular timeslot) – which, in turn, leads into Bones: The Final Chapter.
24: Legacy gets a two-night premiere – following Super bowl LI on Sunday, February 5th before shifting to its regular timeslot on Monday, February 6th – leading in to new drama APB.
Les Daniels’ new music biz series Star will premiere following the Empire winter finale on Wednesday, December 14th before shifting to its regular timeslot on Wednesday, January 4th.
For the rest of the FOX Winter Premiere dates, full schedule and series descriptions follow the jump.
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.
Much of FOX’s 2016-17 schedule comes from adaptations or reboots(Lethal Weapon, The Exorcist, The Rocky Horror Show, Prison Break) – though, to be fair, both Lethal Weapon and Prison Break look better than I was expecting but there’s not really enough of Rocky Horror to tell how it’ll turn out. The Exorcist? Not sure how that will stretch out over a full season…
Star looks like it has potential but I’m more drawn to the flashy procedural APB (next generation tech used by a civilian-run police precinct) and Son of Zorn (an animated He-Man-type journeys to Earth to reconcile with his ex and their son) is just goofy enough to work.
Pitch takes standard sports tropes and makes the lead a woman – which is cool – but the teaser isn’t exactly overwhelming. The Mick has one thing going for it – Kaitlin Olson, who killed on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Making History plays time travel for laughs and comes off as being a riff on Hot Tub Time Machine (with an equally silly time machine).
Anyroad, there are teasers for eight new FOX shows on the other side of the break. Check them out.
24: Legacy, the new take on FOX’s action series that featured a one-man war of terrorism – told in a 24-hour timeframe, and Lee Daniels’ Star – a look at the music business as seen by the embers of a girl group trying to make it big, have been ordered to series by FOX.
24: Legacy stars Corey Hawkins, Miranda Otto and Jimmy Smits. Star features newcomers Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O’Grady.
Both shows are set to premiere during the 2016-17 season. For details follow the jump.