Connect with IMDb

2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010

6 items from 2015

Lee Daniels’s Empire-esque New Show Star Goes Into Production

20 October 2015 3:50 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

A new pilot from Empire creator Lee Daniels will go into production this December. Star, which will revolve around four female leads in a girl group, will be set in Atlanta, where it will also film. The pilot was written, directed, and executive-produced by Daniels. Writer Tom Donaghy (The Mentalist, The Whole Truth) will write and executive-produce with Daniels. While the show is not an Empire spinoff, it's also not not a spinoff, because Fox knows what's up. As Fox CEO Dana Walden stated, "It is modern-day music music in Atlanta and Empire is modern-day music business in New York. It’s not inconceivable that the two shows can cross." Included in the casting breakdown for the female leads — Star, Alexandra, Simone, and Cotton — is the call for Cotton to be played by a half-African-American, half-Latina transgender woman "with an eye for fashion." Here's hoping Cookie flies down to Atlanta »

- Ira Madison III

Permalink | Report a problem

‘Empire’ Co-Creator Lee Daniels Starts Casting Search for New Pilot ‘Star’

20 October 2015 3:30 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Fox hopes that it’s found the new “Empire” — and the network and studio didn’t have to go very far to get it. Lee Daniels‘ follow-up to his massive hip-hop soap opera hit has its casting underway, and the project will enter production this December in Atlanta. “Star,” from 20th Century Fox Television, is written, directed and executive-produced by Daniels. Tom Donaghy (“The Whole Truth”) will serve as a writer and executive producer on the pilot. The project is the first to emerge from Daniels’ multi-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television. Also Read: 'Empire' Creator Lee Daniels' 'Star' Will Focus on White. »

- Tony Maglio

Permalink | Report a problem

Maura Tierney on her new 'Affair' Pov, almost being Sarah Braverman, and more

30 September 2015 10:41 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Before she signed onto Showtime's "The Affair," Maura Tierney had done practically everything it's possible for an actor to do in television. Her first regular series role (on "The Van Dyke Show") was opposite no less than Dick Van Dyke; her second ("704 Hauser") was working for Norman Lear, on the same set where "All in the Family" took place. She's been the leading woman on a classic (if underappreciated in its time) sitcom in "NewsRadio," helped carry an enormous hit drama ("ER") as it transitioned away from its original cast, been the lead on a legal procedural ("The Whole Truth"), and was one of the original stars of "Parenthood" before a bout with breast cancer forced her to drop out of the role of Sarah Braverman. She had done all of those things on one broadcast network or another, which is why she agreed to play Helen Solloway, the wife »

- Alan Sepinwall

Permalink | Report a problem

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

read more


- Lesley Goldberg

Permalink | Report a problem

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.

Source: The Live Feed »

- Garth Franklin

Permalink | Report a problem

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. »

Permalink | Report a problem

2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010

6 items from 2015, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners