Star Shake-Up: Showrunner Exits Fox's New Lee Daniels Drama

Lee Daniels’ Empire follow-up is on the hunt for a new behind-the-scenes Star.

Producer-writer Charles Murray (Sons of Anarchy) has stepped down as showrunner of Fox’s latest musical-themed drama, which is slated to bow at midseason. A source close to the project tells TVLine that Murray and Star co-creators Daniels and Tom Donaghy had different visions for the series, which led to an amicable parting of the ways. The search is on for a new showrunner.

Set in Atlanta, Star revolves around three young women (Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O’Grady) who form a musical act and navigate the cutthroat business on their road to success. The cast also includes Queen Latifah, Benjamin Bratt, and Nicholas Gonzalez.

Star will air Wednesdays at 9/8c, beginning in early 2017 (watch the trailer).

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5 Comments
  1. Matt C. says:

    I have high hopes for this show, and this news isn’t exactly reassuring…

  2. Fhrh says:

    This why you shouldnt cast based on skin color.

  3. Brenda B says:

    Does anyone in the TV Industry know if Mr.Lee Daniels ever received the Bio Information,and Storyline Plot *(For The TV Show “Empire”)sent to him based upon some Serious Consideration for A New Up & Coming Beautiful Young African-American Talented Singer/Songwriter/Model Named “Teesha STARR!???” Please DO, Google her on Various Social Media Sites, such as YouTube & Facebook. She has a Phenomenal Presence Everywhere She Is, and the Camera just LOVES HER, So Don’t sleep on Her!