February 22, 2017
Fox has announced its second renewal of the day, picking up freshman series Star for Season 2. The mid-season musical drama is eight episodes into its run, where it has so far been averaging a healthy 1.4 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic.
Co-created by Lee Daniels, the man behind mega-hit Empire, Star follows a young woman with a troubled past who decides to take control of her own destiny by traveling to Atlanta with her sister and her best friend in search of stardom in the music industry. And while Star hasn't attracted the huge viewership levels of Empire, it has established itself as a reliable performer on Wednesday nights.
There is no word at this time whether Fox intends to keep Star as a mid-season entry in 2017-2018 or move the series to its regular fall lineup.