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Fox Orders Lee Daniels Music Drama Pilot 'Star'

6 August 2015 9:13 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

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

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Fox Plans "Empire"-Style "Star" Series

6 August 2015 6:49 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

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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Outlander Recap: Homecoming Sting

25 April 2015 6:56 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Jamie acts like a right arse in this week’s Outlander — and that’s a good thing. Here’s why.

Aside from sending some rather mixed messages to Laoghaire, Claire’s husband has made all the right moves in the short time we’ve known him. He’s deftly navigated complex clan politics. He’s landed a smart, hot, capable wife. He’s even believed the most unbelievable of stories — that Claire is a time-traveling nurse from the 1940s — with a wry grin and a love-endures-all attitude. We’ve rarely seen him make a misstep; the guy is on point. »

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