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STAR
Air Date: Wednesday, December 05, 2018
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on FOX
Episode Title: (LDS-309) "Zion"
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Audio descriptions (AD) for tonight's episodes of EMPIRE and STAR are available on the SAP Audio Channel.]

**FALL FINALE**--"STAR" - (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) -- CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1

EVERYONE'S LIFE IS CHANGED FOREVER ON THE ALL-NEW FALL FINALE OF "STAR" WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, ON FOX

Ben Vereen Guest-Stars

Carlotta does what she can to make the Rhythm and Bells Festival a success. However, challenges arise when Star ends up in a legal bind, Alex makes a major career move, Simone is hiding a secret and Cassie gets out of jail seeking revenge. Meanwhile, Derek and Ruby volunteer at the shelter, where Ruby comes face-to-face with the man who attacked her. Then, tempers flare as Carlotta and Cassie's father, Calvin (guest star Ben Vereen), shows up unexpectedly in the all-new "Zion" fall finale episode of STAR airing Wednesday, Dec. 5 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (LDS-309) (TV-14 D, L, S, V)

Cast: Queen Latifah as Carlotta Brown, Brandy Norwood as Cassie, Jude Demorest as Star Davis, Ryan Destiny as Alexandra Crane, Brittany O'Grady as Simone Davis, Amiyah Scott as Cotton, Quincy Brown as Derek Jones, Miss Lawrence as Miss Bruce, Luke James as Noah Brooks, Lance Gross as Maurice, Matthew Noszka as Jackson "Jax" Ellis, and William Levy as Mateo

Guest Cast: Evan Ross as Angel Rivera, Jaunita Jennings as Grandma Ruby, Trayce Malachi as Jayden, Harold Perrineau as Bobby, Nealla Gordon as Charlene, Furly Mac as Mike Mike, Chad Michael Murray as Xander, Ben Vereen as Calvin, Kosine as Lil Dini, Draya Michele as Chloe

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STAR (FOX)
Returns in Spring 2019 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
12/14/16 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2019/2020 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
3 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
the show's third season will be split into two halves
DESCRIPTION:
(from FOX's press release, February 2017) FOX has renewed the drama series STAR for a second season, it was announced today by David Madden, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. "Lee Daniels is a true visionary and he and Tom Donaghy have delivered a series with a unique and meaningful point of view," said Madden. "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." Delivering an average Multi-Platform audience of more than seven and a half million viewers, STAR is an emotionally powerful drama that follows three talented singers - running from their pasts and desperate for a new start - with ambitions of stardom, as they navigate the cut-throat music business. The series features Queen Latifah, Benjamin Bratt, Jude Demorest, Brittany O'Grady, Ryan Destiny, Amiyah Scott and Quincy Brown.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Amiyah Scott as Cotton
· Brandy Norwood as Cassie
· Brittany O'Grady as Simone Davis
· Jude Demorest as Star Davis
· Lance Gross as Maurice
· Luke James as Noah Brooks
· Matthew Noszka as Jackson
· Miss Lawrence as Miss Bruce
· Queen Latifah as Carlotta Brown
· Quincy Brown as Derek Jones
· Ryan Destiny as Alexandra
· William Levy as Mateo
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Benjamin Bratt as Jahil Rivera
· Michael Michele as Ayanna Floyd
· Stephen Dorff as Brody Dean
CREW INFORMATION:
· Bruce Margolis as CO-EP
· Charles Murray as EP
· Charles Pratt as EP
· Effie Brown as EP
· Lee Daniels as CRTR/EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Pamela Oas Williams as EP
· Tom Donaghy as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· 20th Century Fox Television
· Lee Daniels Entertainment