The Empire fall finale will air at a special time, 8 PM on December 14 followed by the premiere of the new Lee Daniels musical soaper, Star at 9 pm. The new series will premiere in it’s regular time slot on Wednesday January 4 at 9 pm.
FOX had to wait until the World Series was over to make the announcement. If the series had ended last night the network would have aired a new episode of Empire tonight, which would have pushed the entire schedule up a week…
Check out the official FOX announcement below.
On Wednesday, Dec. 14, FOX presents a not-to-be-missed night of music and drama. Airing one night only at a special time, Empire’s Season Three fall finale (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) kicks off the night, followed by the special premiere of Star (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). From Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Lee Daniels (Empire) and Tom Donaghy (The Whole Truth), STAR will then premiere in its regular time period with an all-new episode Wednesday, Jan. 4 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).
Featuring a soundtrack of original music and stunning music performances, Star is an emotionally powerful drama that follows three talented young singers — desperate for a new start and with ambitions of stardom — as they navigate the cut-throat music business. The series stars Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award, Grammy Award and Golden Globe Award winner Queen Latifah (Bessie, Bringing Down The House) as CARLOTTA and Emmy Award nominee Benjamin Bratt (24: Live Another Day, Law & Order) as JAHIL, and newcomers Jude Demorest as Star, Ryan Destiny as ALEXANDRA, Brittany O’Grady as SIMONE and Amiyah Scott as COTTON. The series also will feature guest stars Grammy Award winner Lenny Kravitz (Lee Daniels’ The Butler, The Hunger Games), supermodel/actress Naomi Campbell (Empire) and Grammy Award-nominated musician and actor Tyrese Gibson (2 Fast 2 Furious).
Star is a production of 20th Century Fox Television in association with Lee Daniels Entertainment.