FOX will unveil its new drama “Star” a little earlier than planned.

The network announced Wednesday that it’s moving up the premiere of the new show from “Empire” co-creator Lee Daniels to December and pair it with the fall finale of “Empire.”

On Dec. 14, “Empire” will air at 8 p.m. ET/PT, an hour earlier than its usual time, leading into the debut of “Star” at 9. The new show will take over the 9 p.m. spot for the winter starting Jan. 4, while “Empire” resumes in the spring.

“Star” comes from Daniels and co-creator Tom Donaghy (“The Mentalist”) and centers on three young women (Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O’Grady) trying to make it in the music business. Queen Latifah, Benjamin Bratt and Amiyah Scott also star; guest stars for Season 1 include Lenny Kravitz, Tyrese Gibson and Naomi Campbell.

“Star” will pair with “Lethal Weapon” on Wednesday nights in the winter. “Empire” is set to return in the spring, where it will air following FOX’s limited series “Shots Fired.”

Here’s a new teaser for “Star”:

 

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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