“Star” will exit the stage after 3 seasons.
The FOX drama was cancelled Friday night, just after airing the final episode of its third season on Wednesday. With this announcement, it has become apparent that the cliffhangers presented in its finale will likely never be resolved.
The drama, which prominently featured the city of Atlanta, starred Queen Latifah, Brandy Norwood, Jude Demorest, Brittany O’Grady, Ryan Destiny, Amiyah Scott, Quincy Brown and Luke James. It also took place in the same universe as the recently-renewed “Empire,” making it something of a sister-series to the popular musical drama.
Ratings-wise, “Star” and “Empire” had little in common, though; “Star” was rating about a 1.1 in adults 18-49 per episode this season, and though it wasn’t marked as a likely cancellation, the news isn’t incredibly surprising.
“Star” is now the fifth scripted original to be canceled at FOX thus far, following the end of “The Cool Kids” and “The Passage” earlier today, as well as “REL” and “The Gifted” from a few weeks ago. There were, however, 7 renewals for scripted titles this season: “9-1-1,” “The Resident,” “Empire,” “Family Guy,” “The Simpsons,” “Bob’s Burgers,” and “Last Man Standing.” Each of the 7 will return for the upcoming 2019-2020 season.
In the wake of all the adjustments to FOX’s future schedule, only the fates of “Proven Innocent,” “Lethal Weapon,” and “The Orville” remain unknown, although such information should be forthcoming as the week progresses.