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“The Mentalist” writer and producer Tom Donaghy will work with “Empire” creator Lee Daniels on his new musical drama “Star,” Daniels revealed Thursday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. “Star” will be set in Atlanta against the backdrop of the music biz, much like “Empire.” This one, however, will tell the story from the perspective of the artists: three girls who came together to form a band in hopes of rising to the top. Also Read: Pitbull Joins 'Empire' A-List of Season 2 Guest Stars Speaking to a small group of reporters after the “Empire” panel, Lee revealed additional details. »
- Linda Ge
Fox opened its day at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour with a big announcement: The network is teaming with Empire co-creator Lee Daniels for a new music drama pilot. Fox TV Group chairman and CEO Dana Walden announced that the network has ordered Star, a drama pilot set in the music business. "Like Empire, it's set against the backdrop of the music business but from a different perspective," Walden said. Daniels will write, exec produce and direct Star. Tom Donaghy (The Whole Truth) will serve as a writer and Ep on the pilot alongside
- Lesley Goldberg
With the success of "Empire," Fox is continuing their relationship with both producer Lee Daniels and shows about the behind the scenes of the music business.
The network has ordered the drama pilot "Star," an Atlanta-set tale about three girls rising to the top as they form a band.
Speaking at the network's TCA presentation, Fox TV chief Dana Walden says: "The project features a lot of Lee's own DNA and represents a new perspective, that of the artist. The setup lends to a great soap operatic storytelling machine."
Daniels will co-write and executive produce the project with "The Whole Truth" creator Tom Donaghy. There is reportedly crossover potential between "Star" and "Empire," though there are no plans at this time.
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- Garth Franklin
Last night, CBS dropped the new promo/spoiler clip (below) for their upcoming "The Mentalist" episode 9 of season 7, and it gives us new looks at some intriguing action as Patrick is spotted, going against all the FBI rules in the newest case, and more! The episode is titled, "Copper Bullet." In the new, 9th episode official plotline: Jane is going to end up putting together a risky plan to save Abbott's career. Plotline number 2: When Abbott's old boss, Agent Peterson, threatens Abbott's career -and possibly his freedom, Jane will devise a risky plan to protect his friend's future. The episode was written by Tom Donaghy, and it was directed by Tom Snyder. Episode 9 is scheduled to air on Wednesday night, January 28th at 7pm central time on CBS. »
Recently, CBS released the new, official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "The Mentalist" episode 9 of season 7. The episode is entitled, "Copper Bullet," and it turns out that we're going to see some intriguing stuff go down as Patrick hatches up a plan that may stop Abbott's career from going down the tubes, and more. In the new, 9th episode press release: Jane will devise a risky plan to save Abbott's career. Press release number 2: When Abbott's old boss, Agent Peterson, threatens Abbott's career -and possibly his freedom, Jane is going to devise a risky plan to protect his friend's future. Guest stars feature: Shenik Taylor (Stacey), Cheryl Lynn Bowers (Missy), Braden Lynch (Legislative Aide) and Stephan Jared (Cop). The episode was written by Tom Donaghy, and it was directed by Tom Snyder. Episode 9 is set to air on Wednesday night, January 28th at 7pm central time on CBS. »
5 items from 2015
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