(from FOX's press release, November 2016) On an epic night of music and drama, STAR, the new drama from Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Lee Daniels (EMPIRE) and Tom Donaghy ("The Whole Truth"), will have a special premiere on Wednesday, Dec. 14,(9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following EMPIRE's shocking Season Three fall finale, airing at a special time (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). STAR will then make its time period premiere with an all-new episode Wednesday, Jan. 4 (9:01-10:00 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") Emmy Award nominee Benjamin Bratt ("24: Live Another Day," "Law & Order") and newcomers Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny, Brittany O'Grady and Amiyah Scott. 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").