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Photo Credit:  Tommy Garcia/FOX
  • Premiered: 
    January 4, 2017
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  • Network: Fox
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Lee Daniels & Tom Donaghy 
  • Subject Matter: Musical
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Plot Synopsis

Featuring a soundtrack of original music and music performances, STAR is a one-hour drama series that follows three talented singers -- running from their pasts and desperate for a new start -- with ambitions of stardom, as they navigate the cut-throat music business on their road to success. But reality soon dawns on the girls' fantasies, and they start to learn that ambition often comes at a cost. Star, a tough-as-nails young woman who came up in the foster care system, tracks down her sister, Simone, and her Instagram bestie, Alexandra, and together, the trio journeys to Atlanta with the hope of becoming music superstars. Once there, Carlotta becomes a surrogate mother to the young crew, which also includes Cotton, and they find Jahil, a down-on-his-luck talent agent looking to revitalize his career, who's taken a certain interest in Star. On Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT, FOX broadcast a special premiere of STAR, with the official series premiere scheduled for three weeks later on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 9pm. Season 2 of STAR premiered on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT on FOX. At the end of Season 1, the singing trio caught its first big break -- winning Atlanta NextFest. Now, in the second season, one thing is clear: their lives will never be the same. It's a whole new world for the girls, as Star, Alexandra, and Simone prepare for their next career move, with help and guidance from Carlotta, the group's new manager. Having entered into a deal with Midtown Sound, the girls and Carlotta must contend with R&B crooner Noah Brooks and other artists to fight for the attention of the new label president, Ayanna Floyd, a powerful Machiavellian corporate operator with her own agenda for the girls' future. Meanwhile, after a harrowing stint in prison, Cotton must find a way to re-enter society as a convicted felon. And, with Derek facing the possibility of never walking again, Alexandra must work to keep their romance alive, while balancing her own career goals. Finally, the fate of Jahil remains decidedly unclear, following last season's shocking and explosive finale. Guest stars include: Grammy Award winner Lenny Kravitz, supermodel/actress Naomi Campbell, Grammy Award-nominated musician and actor Tyrese Gibson, empress of soul Gladys Knight, Grammy Award winner Missy Elliott, Grammy Award-nominated artist Big Boi and Paris Jackson, who made her acting debut on the series.
On Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 9pm ET/PT, FOX premiered "Thirty Days to Famous," the Season 2 finale of STAR, with Brandy Norwood and Stevie J guest starring. When egos clash, Take 3's future as a group is at risk. Noah's continued substance use jeopardizes his relationships with the people who care about him most and Simone and Angel's relationship faces the biggest test yet. Meanwhile, Ayanna undergoes a major life change and Cassie (guest star Brandy Norwood) and Carlotta's sibling feud comes to a head. One week earlier -- on Monday, May 14 -- FOX announced that STAR will return for its third season this Fall, continuing to air Wednesdays at 9pm.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by 20th Century Fox Television
  • Produced by Lee Daniels Entertainment


  • - Atlanta, Georgia USA