Lee Daniels’ musical drama STAR has received five more episodes for its second season, bringing the total up to 18, Fox announced Monday.
In Season 2, Daniels’ two musical dramas on Fox, Star and Empire, finally solidified that they are set in the same universe, with Queen Latifah’s Carlotta crossing over to Empire and coming face to face with Taraji P. Henson’s Cookie and Jussie Smollett’s Jamal meeting the girls of Star (Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny, Brittany O’Grady).
That crossover event in its Season 2 premiere episode netted Star its highest-rated episode since its series debut with a 2.4//8 in Live+7.
The two shows have seemingly existed in the same universe for a while, when a special online-only scene was released last year showing Empire’s Lucious (Terrence Howard) meeting with Star’s Roland (Lenny Kravitz).
The series also stars Benjamin Bratt, Amiyah Scott, Miss Lawrence and Quincy Brown, with Evan Ross, Mike Epps, Michael Michele, Keke Palmer and Elijah Kelley joining the cast in Season 2.