Fox Television execs say it was a "tough choice" to cancel the musical drama Star but the decision came as Fox wanted to give Empire the proper "send-off it deserves."

Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier told Deadline that Star's cancellation was tied in to the fact that Fox wanted to prioritize Empire before the series is canceled after the sixth season.

The show premiered in December 2016, with Empire as its lead-in, and starred Queen Latifah, Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny, Brittany O’Grady, Amiyah Scott and Quincy Brown. Scott became the third openly transgender person to play a major trans character in a scripted television drama series.

Star's viewers expressed their dismay and outrage that the series was canceled without resolving several cliffhangers from the finale.

Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard's TV drama Empire survived the chopping block.

The show, based around a music industry family, was recently picked up for another season, amid the drama of castmate Jussie Smollett's hate crime hoax.

There are still no plans for Smollett's return to the show after he was arrested for filing a false police report in Chicago, Illinois and then released with all charges dropped.

City officials are currently suing Smollett for police overtime in the case.

Smollett's scenes were cut except the final 2 episodes.

Fox network boss Charlie Collier made the final season announcement on Monday, May 13, calling the show Lee Daniels co-created a "groundbreaking cultural phenomenon".

"We are turning the final season into a large TV event, we are trying to go out guns a blazing," he said, revealing the sixth season will feature 20 episodes. "You allow fans to lean in and have the ending they deserve."

Asked about Smollett's involvement in Empire when the show returns, the CEO added, "There’s an option to have Jussie in the series but we have no plans for that."

Smollett's cast mates appealed to Fox executives to bring him back. Henson, Howard and many others signed a letter sent to TV bosses urging them to reinstate the embattled actor.

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  • Rayscoty

    Star cancellation is not a surprise... I couldn't get through 10 minutes of that show.. Boring

  • Dowoop

    Same here! I tried because it was a black cast but I just couldn't do it.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    They need to find the writers from season 1 and Timbo for the music again. I might consider watching?????

  • Soon2BWife

    Black cast with a white lead....ijs.

  • Not a Housewife & Neither RU

    Star deserves another season to close it out. How you gonna cancel a show on a cliffhanger??!! I hope somebody is fighting to get the show picked up by one of the streaming services. Star was much better than Empire

  • Reina1718

    Empire is soooo wack!

  • Live&Learn

    The acting was horrible on Star. I loved the music and it did get better when Keke was a regular but the storylines were over the top, they try to touch base on EVERYYYY black issue in a season it's too much.

  • Keyshia Ray

    I watch Empire but based on how it been going either they all go to jail or die lol ?

  • Topic Influencer

    I blame Brandy. Soon as she got added as a regular. This not first show she was on that was cancelled on a cliffhanger either.

  • Topic Influencer

    I blame Brandy. Soon as she got added as a regular. This not first show she was on that was cancelled on a cliffhanger either.

  • Jay

    I stopped watching Empire after season 2. It was way to dramatic and extra for no reason. Never watched Star looked stupid. Read Queen Latifah had a baby is that true?

  • Jay

    I stopped watching Empire after season 2. It was way to dramatic and extra for no reason. Never watched Star looked stupid. Read Queen Latifah had a baby is that true?

  • lovelygamour

    obviously, they didnt have anymore plot for empire. cause during the jussie happening they should have talked about the next season of empire to drum up some viewers. they didnt even cut a proper promo/ad for the season 5 finale. yeah, its time to end it.

    I tried to watch star but again they was all over the place. the ads didnt match the show. they banked too hard on the trans cast members and not enough on actually story. most people dont know what the show is about.

  • Wreckognize Game

    I like Star and wish they would figure out a way to keep it. Empire should’ve been shut down. How many times can Andre’s life be saved? How many more men are left on the roster for Hakeem’s baby mama to sleep with? I think they kept Empire due to LGBTQ politics.

  • WhoKnew

    I stopped watching Empire after the first commercial of season one, episode 1. Was not my kind of show. Glad they're canceled. JustSmallMinded phucked up eeerybody's job.

  • MJF

    New post thank God, too many uneducated people with opinions in the last one. With that being said, I haven’t watched Empire after season 1 and I never saw Star dang!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    It was a soap so it had to be 'camp'.

  • davine puddin

    Shit i say bring him back. If mike tyson. Barry white (rip)..tim allen..Ti Jayz Mark walberg and even wynonna and lyndsey getting second and third chances lets face it Empire aint a wholesome show so who gives a bleep if their stars arent?

  • Connie

    Savagery lol

  • WhoKnew

    Latifah's girlfriend supposedly had a baby.

  • WhoKnew

    OT: The Steve Harvey Show was cancelled as y'all know. Today, I read that his other show "Little Big Shots" on NBC has also just been canceled too. Good for NBC. He did the mother of his chirren wrong all kind of ways. Now the trick he's married too is bleeding him dry. Good for her.

  • brooklyn23

    What the hell is that thing on the right

  • xenaD

    When is it coming back? I love empire

  • IAmLegend

    Little Big Shots wasn't cancelled. They just replaced Steve Harvey as host.

  • bemetoo

    They fired Steve from LBS

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Even this screen is obvious weak azz acting ... good riddance

  • cherrypie

    Good! I stopped watching Empire when Cookie came out of that Gorilla suit. I was done! Who even watches it anymore??? ?? BYE!!

  • Alextra Ballard

    I guess I’m the only one that enjoyed Star more than Empire...they gettin rid of Lee Daniels periodT

  • Alextra Ballard

    Lmaooooo

  • Yup, I said it

    Marjorie and her daughters went on a round the world vacation while Steve's big lipped " 1 thigh and a biscuit" combo eating asss is losing jobs. He already retirement age his heyday of making money is over and Marjoire out here getting a taste of the good life and spending it like she married to Mark Zuckerberg. ???? They trying to get Lauren married off to somebody like Russell Wilson before her cooter wears out.

  • Being bad is way more fun

    I read more on this site about Empire than I watched the show so no biggie for me to see it go.. I thought this was the last season anyway !

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    My daughter loves star ..... I told her there will be more shows to watch ...... told her we gotta evolve ...... lolololol

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Jussie messed up everybody’s check. Cold world.

  • Alextra Ballard

    I guess I just feel in love with Queen Latifah and the entire cast

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Never watched it .... but I know she loves it .....

  • Alextra Ballard

    I think Fox was finna ax Empire becuz of the ratings Smollet foolishness jess speeded up the process

  • tia

    For a few years now, this has been in the making. Jussie doing the fool, just made the process easier. I loved the show at the onset. However, Daniels was going to "shove" his life style on us and in excess too. I think I had enough, when a scene between Jamal and a guy were in a tunnel. The guy was getting ready to go down on Jamal but he pushed him off of him. Too much and I was pretty much done back then.

  • Chulita

    I remember that scene. You’re right, first season was great then down hill.

  • Shenanigans1

    I went in season one prepared to deal with the homosexuality on camera especially since they were so open with it. It was fine to me. But what made me move on was early in season 3 when Andre was about to have sex with the younger black girl and his dead wife appeared as a ghost. I felt like I was watching a crazy ass soap opera. I haven’t watched since bc I felt like it was about to get weirder and weirder.

  • tia

    Yes indeed... I even tried after that . But Daniel's just push the envelope further and further. I even had the show set to DVR, I never made any attempts to catch up. It had a good run tho.

  • Topic Influencer

    Y'all know I don't like her Dren looking ass.

  • tia

    Daniels start doing too much. I also, think everyone and their mom was getting a chance to direct. As a result, stuff was all over the place.

  • Shenanigans1

    Yeah I think that’s it. He was just trying to do way too much. Season one was probably the best season and it just started getting weird.

  • Shenanigans1

    Yeah I think that’s it. He was just trying to do way too much. Season one was probably the best season and it just started getting weird.

  • tia

    Yes!

  • tia

    Yes!

  • Li-Wright

    Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier told
    that Star's cancellation was tied in to the fact that Fox wanted to prioritize
    before the series is canceled after the sixth season.

    This is a budget movement.

    Anywho, I love TPH and TH in those roles. They are the prefect, over-dramatic couple. But there's nowhere the Lyons to go, unless they go to Hollywood and open a film studio. TPH has a lot of projects (movies), but I'm not sure about Terrence. and the other actors don't seem to have projects. But from what I read about TV shows, it's a very hard schedule and you don't have time to take other projects.
    Anywho, if they were all smart they saved their money and invested it. One last thing, Terrence is hella fine!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Quick sand ....... word on da curb ...... Ole Lee azz is finished as well give it time ...

  • Alextra Ballard

    Wutchu say? Yew ain neva cawt an episode of Star?

  • KcoolMuziq

    Queen Latiifah had a hot sex scene! She embodied that WHOLE scene!

  • disqus_TrCUDzOzuG

    This last season of Star was horrible. Everything about it was bad and I've been watching since Episode 1. The "cliffhanger" was so ridiculous and over the top that I had made the decision not to watch it again after that. Empire took a dip as well but this new story line is interesting with Wood Harris.

  • KcoolMuziq

    "Star' (whom I announced was canceled last week) was one of my favorite shows. It was VERY groundbreaking. My only compliant is it had too MANY actors.It was hard to keep up. But it kept a LOT employed. I also loved the songs & music performances.

    I also LOVED Queen Latifah's SEX SCENE!

  • brooklyn23

    Terrance is a handsome fellow, despite I heard he isnt well endowed and has a bad attitude ?

  • Alextra Ballard

    I wish I gud give yew 1000 up votes....I stated it earlier...i lovededed Starrah especially Queen

  • Alextra Ballard

    I was also a lil smitten with Luke James

  • grenadiadrian

    It does have that high school play look to it ?

  • T Willis

    Congratulations ?? Black folks! You got 2 black tv shows cancelled by being loud mouthed idiots on social media ?????? Congrats

  • JennyJazzhands

    I watched up until they had jussie doing a s3x scene to gospel music in the background.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Nope .... seen on da screen when my daughter was watching ..... never had the desire to watch ..... I like weird shows like Game of thrones walking dead stuff like that

  • Renee26

    Keeping Star would not have taken away from Empire's ratings. People still will not watch...the current season is boring as fugg.

    Star was better and their actresses and actors got the short end of the stick here. Plus Carlotta and Bruce just stepped their wig game up ?

  • Alextra Ballard

    Lol.....chiiiile everybidy ain into well endowed meniz

  • Renee26

    Sure seems that way

  • Reenaface

    Even though I saw this coming, I'm more upset about How to Get Away With Murder ending next year. https://media0.giphy.com/media/l41lZjIKsVSiowBSo/giphy.gif

  • Alextra Ballard

    Lmaooo@ the wig game

  • Alextra Ballard

    ^^^Qqn@this here^^^

  • Renee26

    They were a hot mess!

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    It's about that time. It was starting to seem like they were just grabbing for straws

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    ????

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    I'm right there with ya @ Carlotta and Bruce just stepped their wig game up.

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    I tolerated Star better than Empire. The only complaint I had about Star is I didn't like seeing Harold Perrineau and Ms Lawrence as a couple and absolutely hated Star's wardrobe.

  • Marlika

    In other works Lee Daniels is sucking Charlie Collier sack!! Phawk Fox, Phawk that phawk boy Les Daniels for canceling Star for that sinked ship empire?????????????????? If they wanted Empire to go out on top, they should’ve canceled the crap a few seasons ago.?????????

  • brooklyn23

    I am. How can you feel the motion of the ocean if its small ?

  • JazzyBossyJen

    Ugh gotta rebuke them demons..Good riddance!

  • Alextra Ballard

    Carlotta shidt ain neva eva been on point.

  • Alextra Ballard

    I hated Star outfits when she was pregnant

  • T865!

    Smollet done messed up everybody’s money??

  • Alextra Ballard

    Lol.... I make it work...ion like big didk menziz

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Oh no! I know they ain't canceling star ? star was the better of the two. I'm pissed off ?

  • Goodii2Shoes

    *shrug* it was a fraud anyway, produced by one of the most prolific fraudsters the industry has seen since miramax, i presume. fox trying to sever liability?

  • Dowoop

    Didn't watch long enough. Either way it was trash.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Luke has done better as an actor than a singer.

  • Andrea Williams

    Why does 'Star' have to go just because 'Empire' is failing? I liked that better than 'Empire'. They always cancel the good shows and leave the crap.

  • Andrea Williams

    "Isn't well endowed" is an UNDERSTATEMENT. I can't remember the name of the movie where T. Howard is in a shower scene. Child, I don't even know how you have the nerve to do full frontal when you got a "button". No swing, no hang. A button.

  • Andrea Williams

    Well ma'am.....Lol, If you can make what T. Howard has or doesn't have work, my hat is off to you. I was in shock that he put that out there. Oooh Lawd that is all I can say.

  • Andrea Williams

    Lol, you won't feel a damn thing with T. Howard. You might be wondering....when we gonna get started? Then come to find out that is all there is and you're done. Google T. Howard nude scene to see what I mean. Lol, I would love to hear your thoughts.

  • Andrea Williams

    Lol, I love Ms. Bruce. He is always saying something inappropriate at the wrong time.

  • Wreckognize Game

    Star’s hair and outfits were atrocious ?

  • Wreckognize Game

    I liked the music better on Star

  • Wreckognize Game

    I almost rolled all the way off of Empire with the Lucious/ Dwight saga and Demi Moore storyline. I agree that the Wood Harris character is interesting. He has a certain sexy appeal that I like.

  • Wreckognize Game

    ???

  • selectivewords

    I know! i like him better as "Johnny Gill" and "Noah".

  • facingrealit1

    Not only did Lee Daniels mess up by initially and continually supporting Jussie mess but so did Taraji, Terrance and Queen Latifah. So they are complicit too as no one wanted to watch shows when the stars of them were okaying Smollets BS.

  • The Chosen One

    You told the honest truth.

  • facingrealit1

    That is EXACTLY why these shows were cancelled. When Queen Latifah spoke up for Jussie I knew it would be just a matter of time before Star would be axed! We as a people are our OWN worse enemy!

  • facingrealit1

    Lee did the same thing on Star with Ms. Lawrence. Everybody is not into all that same sex loving on TV.

  • facingrealit1

    Queen Latifah should have not come out in support of Jussie. A blind man could see he was guilty.

  • facingrealit1

    And that agenda helped shut it down. Most black people are not LGBTQ friendly believe it or not!

  • TransMichelle

    Thank goodness this mess is being canceled. Good riddens!
    https://media0.giphy.com/media/W2cDC5zXNv8HWfpKc5/giphy.gif

  • Alextra Ballard

    Sew am I....Star was waaay bedda than Umpire

  • Alextra Ballard

    Yes ma’am

  • Alextra Ballard

    Lolol

  • Alextra Ballard

    Collateral damage

  • Marlika

    Super pissed ?

  • tintin

    Every show needs an expiry date. 6 years is good. I mean how many more things can happen at a damn record label headed by a man walks around like the devil with a name that sounds devilish (lucious)

  • AllIN19

    My dumb a$$ goes to Google????? bless his heart....

  • TheWildChild

    Yasssss ? that wig game was ? and Carlotta just got a new man too.

  • Look@m3
  • Andrea Williams

    Good Morning......Lol, he has to be the bravest man in the world EVER to put that out there like that. I am so glad that you googled it so you know that I was not lying. He doesn't appear to date sisters, could that be the reason why? All you can say at this point is bless his "little" heart. I don't know why men like him do that. True story....I have a friend girl that went to see a mutual friend of ours that was staying at a hotel. Child, she called me laughing so hard that she was in tears. When I finally got it out of her, she said that he propositioned her and instead of him waiting to see if she said yes, he just whipped it out. Baybee!!! Why did he do that??? She said that all that she could see was some big old balls with a little vienna sausage sitting in the middle. I asked her what did she do? She said what I am doing right now....laughing!! I said what did he say? He told her that she was wrong for that. She told him that he was wrong for pulling that little sh*t out! I was no more good for the rest of the day. Btw, I like your emojis, they are the perfect reaction. Enjoy your day.

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    Give her hugs

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    ????

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    Lol ?

  • Jordan’s Memory

    Well I personally liked Star and felt we could have gotten a few more years out of it. As for Empire? Yeah it was time for them to go!

  • Jordan’s Memory

    Yeah that was a hard pill to swallow "no pun intended" seeing them together. After seeing cookie Tacky Jacky ass I see they like making black woman look like a fool with those tacky ass wigs and clothes. smdh I also hated seeing love scenes with the Queen it was so unrealistic for her considering, I know she probably hated it as much as I did.

  • Jordan’s Memory

    Complete trailer Trash!

  • Jordan’s Memory

    I had to stop watching that. Those flash backs started to mess with my mental. I HATE movies like that and they ALWAYS make you wait until the very last episode for their cliffhangers or who is under the sheet moments. But they had a good run too. I was a huge fan for maybe two seasons. But are we not gonna talk about the real elephant in the room and that's the cancellation of POWER!!!!!!!!!! WHAT IS HAPPENING!!!!!!!!!

  • Jordan’s Memory

    Yeah the music was wayyyyy better than Empire.

  • Carrington

    I've never seen Star, but I have to admit that, based upon the few scenes I've seen... it had a much better chance at survival than Empire and Fox should've placed all of their bets on that one instead of Empire. How does that make any sense anyway? Let's cancel one show that's working so that we can focus on one that's ending because it's not... HOW is that a thing?

  • Carrington

    What I don't understand is the joy we seem to get out of the cancelling of shows we don't watch. Shows that employ so many black folk who might not otherwise be working. How did we get here? I have never seen Star and I stopped regularly watching Empire season 2... but, as an African American, my wish is that these shows stayed on the air as long as folk are watching. This is kinda like me wishing a black restaurant would shut down because I don't like the food... I don't get it.

  • Jordan’s Memory

    OMG so why I didn't know he was a singer until I was listening to the music channel one day and saw his picture, I said to my daughter hey that's the guy from Star. I thought he was pretending to be a singer, She gave me that OMG you are so out of the loop look. lmao

  • EasyBreezy

    Continue, sir.

  • EasyBreezy

    Miss Lawrence an actor? How's that working out?

  • Jordan’s Memory

    lol I think she did very well actually. I wouldn't mind seeing her again in a hood flick or two maybe something with BET since they are known for the foolishness.

  • EasyBreezy

    Oh, okay Miss Lawrence. Carry-on.

  • Jordan’s Memory

    Exactly. smdh

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    Soooo true! I blocked those scenes from my memory. Seeing Latifah in that manner traumatized me.

  • HelloToni

    I love Star...it was cute. A lot better than Empire. Im sad to see it go.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Me to that was my show.

  • HelloToni

    Me too. Some of the last scenes had me tear up a bit, The focus on REAL issues.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    I am glad that Empire is leaving.

  • HelloToni

    Have you seen Star?? Please don't lump it with Empire. It's a good show.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Those shows were NOT valuable. The were improper influences! Good day!

  • Jordan’s Memory

    LMAO!!!!! I will say I wish it was me in those scenes with Lance Gross tho. ummmm Chocolate cupcake he is.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Goodbye!

  • ?HRH?_MYA

    Then please name some of "value" the ones peddling drugs, gang and hoe culture??

  • Carrington

    You mean like Power is valuable? You mean like Game of Thrones is valuable? You mean how someone gets killed on Law & Order every week brings "value" to television? You mean how doctors and nurses f*cking and stabbing each other in the back each week on Grey's Anatomy is "influential", right? You mean how SNL is valuable? The Walking Dead? Orange is the New Black?
    You're talking about how all of THOSE shows bring VALUE to the community right... GTFOH!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I sure will ??

  • HelloToni

    I just read it...I think you are right. Sucks for Star.

  • HelloToni

    She's doing good. The role she is playing is not a stretch from her normal self.

  • HelloToni

    Yeah...that was bit much.....Is Harold Perrineau gay?

  • HelloToni

    I liked the singing to in Star...

  • HelloToni

    Yesss! Who was the Delicious man? I liked the soundtrack too.

  • Jordan’s Memory

    Are you talking about Star or Empire? I think someone will definitely pick up star because its way more people wanting it to stay then to go, and I'm sure the ratings were good too.

  • Carrington

    I was typing too fast to read your comment. But, yeah, what YOU said. People kill me with the bull$hit. The only reason these shows are trash is because they think that Jussie Smollet is going to make their sons gay. But, here's some truths... the only thing that will make your son's d*ck hard for another boy is the fact that he's ATTRACTED to other boys. Being in the locker room with a bunch of d*cks doesn't make your son want to suck one... watching two men kiss on television won't do it. If your son likes girls... TV can't change that.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    It should've been canceled after season 2

  • Phillybruh

    I hate to see it go for those that watched it. Technically Empire wasn't cancelled its ending after season 6. Cancelled shows don't get a final season with 20 episodes to be exact. Jussie will be back maybe not in the first half of the season but he will be back who is Fox fooling....lol

  • Alextra Ballard

    20!?!?!?!

  • HelloToni

    Star

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I don't give a damn about empire but why cancel star!?!?! I'm pissed? star was always the better of the 2.

  • Alextra Ballard

    I see more folks are pissed about Star being canned than Umpire

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    What makes it even worst is they waited till star had gotten good to wanna cancel it. I believe they did it because they are sick of Lee Daniels or they pissed that the show they created as a second thought had grown bigger then the show they pumped all that money into.

  • AllIN19

    ??????OMG!!! I'M AT WORK ??? trying not to cry... that was the 1st thing I said no sisters and no amount of $ will keep a sister from cheating on lil button man... Your friend OMG!!! ??? dude should of been embarrassed trying to playing games with nothing to bring to the table???.

  • Kimocha

    I'm gonna miss watching Star... I can't believe they just ended it like that!

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Now I'm sure he's feeling important ? probably thinking the show couldn't go on without him.

  • exlurker

    aww i actually liked Star.... hope another network picks it up.

  • exlurker

    LOL!!!!!

  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    20 more episodes of Shitper? Argh cancel it!!! I rather Star. I really liked Star, and only watch Empire just cause.

    I really wish they’d kept Star and got rid of Shitper. It’s ran it’s course.

  • KcoolMuziq

    He is a phenomenal singer.But his path has lead him into becoming a quite the actor.

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    No, I think he's still married and has 2 or 3 teenage daughters. I'm not sure, though.

  • Reenaface

    Yes, most tv shows and movies do those flashbacks back and forth so with HTGAWM I had to focus extra hard to make sure that I didn't miss anything. lol. It's been a tv bloodbath for shows as of lately. I can't believe that Power has been cancelled, also this will be the last season of The Affair, Insecure isn't coming on this year but will be back next year but still, I looked forward to that show to get me through the summer. I don't know what I'm going to do at least there's the final season of Big Little Lies next month and I've been enjoying The Chi which has been renewed.

  • joel adams

    Ion know bout yaw. I LOVE Auntie but ion care about what these hood rats ? go through. They get a check for being ratchet but let ME be ratchet, I’d get fired. They music ain’t good. They influence in fashion is a LIE. Jeeeez

  • Renee26

    Me too... Not the "video" breaks but the actual songs were cool

  • Andrea Williams

    LMAO......I have seen him since she told me that but it was hella hard on me to keep a straight face. All I could think about was "big old balls with a little vienna sausage sitting in the middle". Now I ask you..How was I supposed to see him and NOT want to burst out laughing? When I told mister about it, all he could say was Drea noooo. He said he should have at least tried to rub it up or something before he just whipped it out. I. Howled. Child, pray for me is all I can say. You talk about "nothing to bring to the table". He brought a snack to a five course meal. Vienna sausages is what I use to make my pigs in a blanket. Now I can't even do that without giving them the side eye! What the hell? LMAO

  • Trace da Ace

    damn....I liked that show "Star" too...smdh...they should have picked it back up!!! what the hell????

  • sjames

    Star > Empire and the songs are waaaaaaay better. The storylines are better, it's comical as hell, and just good hip-hop drama

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Now that is my show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • SunRiseBlossom

    I will be honest, I am a HUGE fan of EMPIRE!!! Although I have never watched Star, I hate that the show is being canceled for those that love it!!! But I must say, I am excited about these upcoming 20 episodes!!!

  • sjames

    LOL ok dang ppl just can't take shows at face value anymore. everything ain't a lesson. it's strictly entertainment

  • sjames

    i enjoy that she (he...bc in the show he calls himself a man i think) has waaaayyyy more speaking lines and they are HILARIOUS! between her, Amiyah, and Brandy I am really enjoying the umph they bring to the show

  • chan chan

    Jussie whole fiasco took money out of everyone’s pocket. Gay ppl are so selfish when it come to the gay agenda.

  • Reenaface

    Yes! I hate that it's ending.

  • PJ JOHNSON

    Frankly, I love both shows and I'm with you; I hate to see all those Black actors without jobs. I'm with you all th way, too many negative responses. BUT, IF THAT IS HOW THEY FEEL, SO BE IT! I"M GOING TO MISS BOTH SHOWS.

  • PJ JOHNSON

    No, he's married to a white woman.

  • 2gr8ful

    ABC cancelled my new law show “For the People” sigh... also saw “The Fix” got cancelled also.

  • Peppermint Patty

    Shondaland is bombing on thursdays I liked that show too. I thought the fix was a 10part series tho....

  • Wreckognize Game

    Well Star has quite a few LGBTQ actors on it and could have stayed. They don’t want the backlash from canceling Empire especially since Jussie was not charged, took a deal or something and he is waving his rainbow flag.

  • Lovely517

    It’s being said that Star was axed because Fox wants absolutely nothing else to do with Lee Daniels based on the way he mismanaged Jussie-gate. Lee is on his way out the door and unfortunately Star was collateral damage.

  • WhoKnew

    That's how hoes roll.

  • WhoKnew

    The show has been canceled with him as host if that helps with clarification.

  • tamtvfan

    That's what I thought as well...always marketed as a limited series but I guess had it been renewed it would have been a different case.

  • TheOwley

    They had a choice to make, their livelihoods or Jussie. They chose Jussie even after he was let go. Now everyone is gone.

  • 2gr8ful

    Oh didn’t know that well I guess they didn’t get enough ratings. I hate shows that air like that.

  • Peppermint Patty

    Same here. I especially liked that one show with Sanaa Latham a while back as the cop investigating the killing of a white boy by a black cop... name escapes me but it cuda had another season or two....thanks FOX

  • HelloToni

    Thank you....hmmmmm