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Fox Expands Episode Order for Sophomore Drama ‘Star’

Five Additional Episodes Ordered

Fox has ordered five additional episodes of music drama “Star,” increasing the series order to 18 episodes. Now airing out of relocated “Empire,” the season two season-premiere of “Star” on Sept. 27 scored a 2.4 rating/9 share, based on the Live + Same Day data, which was a series high and the strongest seven-day total multi-platform audience since the same date, delivering a seven-day total multi-platform audience of 7.5 million viewers. The drama also was up by 20 percent in the demo from its season one finale.

The logline this Wednesday: While preparing for an upcoming TV appearance with recording artist Noah Brooks (Luke James), the girls (Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O’Grady) learn that they will be singing backup rather than co-headlining the performance.Anxious for the girls’ next big move, Carlotta (Queen Latifah) turns to the new A&R executive, Maurice (guest star Lance Gross), for help on a new deal. Meanwhile, Jahil (Benjamin Bratt) tries his hand at producing music, Cotton (Amiyah Scott) struggles with starting her new job and Star (Demorest) comes face-to-face with an unexpected person from her past.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  1. Typical Newman and Walden. Premiere a show, watch it flop,pretend it’s a hit and order more…. Typical Hollywood… 🙁