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STAR [LENGTH CHANGE]
Air Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Time Slot: 9:01 PM-10:00 PM EST on FOX
Episode Title: (LDS-201) "The Winner Takes It All"
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Audio descriptions (AD) for tonight's episodes of EMPIRE and STAR are available on the SAP Audio Channel.]

**SEASON PREMIERE**--"STAR" - (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) -- CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1

THE GROUP CONTINUES TO FIGHT THEIR WAY TO THE TOP ON THE ALL-NEW SEASON PREMIERE OF "STAR" WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, ON FOX

EMPIRE's Jussie Smollett Guest-Stars

While still dealing with the repercussions of Hunter's death, Star goes to great lengths to assure that the group gets a release date for their album. A frustrated Simone struggles with bullying and Alexandra moves in with Derek despite the hardships they've experienced. Meanwhile, Carlotta faces difficult decisions when it comes to managing the group, causing the STAR and EMPIRE worlds to collide as Jamal Lyon (guest star Jussie Smollett) is sought for advice in the all-new "The Winner Takes It All" Season Two premiere episode of STAR airing Wednesday, Sept. 27 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (LDS-201) (TV-14 D, L, S, V)

Cast: Queen Latifah as Carlotta Brown, Benjamin Bratt as Jahil Rivera, Jude Demorest as Star Davis, Ryan Destiny as Alexandra, Brittany O'Grady as Simone Davis, Amiyah Scott as Cotton, Quincy Brown as Derek Jones, Michael Michele as Ayanna Floyd, Luke James as Noah Brooks, Stephen Dorff as Bobby Dean; Miss Lawrence as Miss Bruce

Guest Cast: Jussie Smollett as Jamal Lyon, Tasha Smith as Carol Hardaway, Imani Lewis as Karen, Mike Epps as Jay Holland, Kareem Grimes as Omari, Juanita Jennings as Grandma Ruby, Naomi Campbell as Rose, Jack Yang as Elliot Wu, Nealla Gordon as Arlene Morgan and Lance Gross as Maurice Jetter

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STAR (FOX)
Returns in Spring 2019 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
12/14/16 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2019/2020 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
3 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
the show's third season will be split into two halves
DESCRIPTION:
(from FOX's press release, February 2017) FOX has renewed the drama series STAR for a second season, it was announced today by David Madden, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. "Lee Daniels is a true visionary and he and Tom Donaghy have delivered a series with a unique and meaningful point of view," said Madden. "Our incredible cast, led by Queen Latifah and Benjamin Bratt, instantly infused their characters with tremendous depth and passion, and the show has proved to be both powerful and really entertaining. We are thrilled that this STAR will continue to shine for a second season." Delivering an average Multi-Platform audience of more than seven and a half million viewers, STAR is an emotionally powerful drama that follows three talented singers - running from their pasts and desperate for a new start - with ambitions of stardom, as they navigate the cut-throat music business. The series features Queen Latifah, Benjamin Bratt, Jude Demorest, Brittany O'Grady, Ryan Destiny, Amiyah Scott and Quincy Brown.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Amiyah Scott as Cotton
· Brandy Norwood as Cassie
· Brittany O'Grady as Simone Davis
· Jude Demorest as Star Davis
· Lance Gross as Maurice
· Luke James as Noah Brooks
· Matthew Noszka as Jackson
· Miss Lawrence as Miss Bruce
· Queen Latifah as Carlotta Brown
· Quincy Brown as Derek Jones
· Ryan Destiny as Alexandra
· William Levy as Mateo
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Benjamin Bratt as Jahil Rivera
· Michael Michele as Ayanna Floyd
· Stephen Dorff as Brody Dean
CREW INFORMATION:
· Bruce Margolis as CO-EP
· Charles Murray as EP
· Charles Pratt as EP
· Effie Brown as EP
· Lee Daniels as CRTR/EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Pamela Oas Williams as EP
· Tom Donaghy as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· 20th Century Fox Television
· Lee Daniels Entertainment