In the perfect timeslot for a new series to debut, Fox has slated Empire’s season 3 fall finale in a special time at 8PM, so it will be followed by the premiere of Lee Daniels & Tom Donaghy’s highly-anticipated new soap opera, Star at 9pm.
And as daytime soap fans know, the former executive producer and head writer of The Young and the Restless, Chuck Pratt Jr., is an executive producer and the showrunner for the new drama.
Star follows three talented young singers, who are desperate for a new start and with ambitions of stardom, as they navigate the cut-throat music business.
The series stars: Queen Latifah as Carlotta and Benjamin Bratt as Jahil, and newcomers Jude Demorest as Star, Ryan Destiny as Alexandra, Brittany O’Grady as Simone and Amiyah Scott as Cotton.
The series also will feature guest stars such as Lenny Kravitz, Naomi Campbell and Tyrese Gibson, and will feature a soundtrack filled with original music and performances.
All new-episodes of Star will resume in the series regular timeslot on Wednesday, January 4th at 9 PM.
Watch the first trailer for Star after the jump. Then let us know your initial reactions to it, and if you think Star will become another hit series like Empire! Share your thoughts in the comment section below!
After it’s premiere, all-new episodes of Star will resume at the show’s regular slot beginning on Wednesday, January 4th at 9 PM.