FOX Renews Star, Lethal Weapon


LOS ANGELES: FOX has ordered second seasons of the action drama Lethal Weapon and the music-based Star.

From Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy, Star follows three talented singers—running from their pasts and desperate for a new start—with ambitions of stardom, as they navigate the cutthroat music business. The series features Queen Latifah, Benjamin Bratt, Jude Demorest, Brittany O’Grady, Ryan Destiny, Amiyah Scott and Quincy Brown.

“Lee Daniels is a true visionary and he and Tom Donaghy have delivered a series with a unique and meaningful point of view,” said David Madden, the president of entertainment at Fox Broadcasting Company. “Our incredible cast, led by Queen Latifah and Benjamin Bratt, instantly infused their characters with tremendous depth and passion, and the show has proved to be both powerful and really entertaining. We are thrilled that this Star will continue to shine for a second season.”

A reimagining of the hit movie franchise, Lethal Weapon follows classic cop duo Riggs (Clayne Crawford) and Murtaugh (Damon Wayans), who work a crime-ridden beat in modern-day Los Angeles. The show delivers a total multiplatform average audience of 11 million viewers for FOX and ranks among the top five new series this season.

Lethal Weapon continues to fire on all cylinders,” said Madden. “Every week, it delivers a big, fun rollercoaster ride, but also remains touchingly human and genuinely emotional, and that’s due to the chemistry that’s developed not only between Damon Wayans and Clayne Crawford, but the entire cast. We want to thank our producing partners, Warner Bros., as well as Matt Miller, McG, Dan Lin and Jennifer Gwartz, who have done a fantastic job in crafting a series for which a second-season order is well deserved.”