Fox has issued a third season renewal to drama “Star,” which this season out of compatible “Empire” improved its audience retention. Chances of remaining in the Wednesday 9 p.m. ET hour next seaso are likely.
Additionally, co-creator Lee Daniels has inked a new overall deal with producer 20th Century Fox Television. “Lee is not just an extraordinary writer and director, he’s a talent magnet who’s full of creative energy,” said studio chiefs Dana Walden and Gary Newman. “He’s also one of the most entertaining and authentic voices we’ve ever encountered. From ‘Empire’ to ‘Star’, when you work with Lee on a project, you know you’re going to be spellbound not just by the idea, but also by how it’s filtered through his unique lens. He’s a creator with many more stories to tell and we’re grateful he’ll be telling them with us.”