'Star' and 'Lethal Weapon' Renewed for Second Season on FOX
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Besides the musical drama and the buddy-cop series, FOX renews 'The Mick' for a sophomore season.

AceShowbiz - FOX has picked up two of its freshman series for sophomore season. The network has renewed music-drama "Star" and small-screen reimagining of a 1987 movie "Lethal Weapon" for season two.

David Madden, FOX's president of entertainment, said in a statement, "Lee Daniels is a true visionary and he and Tom Donaghy have delivered a series with a unique and meaningful point of view." He continued, "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 'will continue to shine for a second season."

"Star" follows three singers (Jude Demorest, Brittany O'Grady and Ryan Destiny) who go to Atlanta to pursue their dreams, music stars. Latifah and Bratt also star on the series as the trio's surrogate mother and a talent agent respectively. Created by Daniels and Donaghy, the series features original music a la "Empire".

"Star" first season finale is approaching with only four episodes left. Naomi Campbell, Big Boi, Rickey Smiley, Missy Elliott and Paris Jackson will make special guest appearances in the last episode. "Star" airs Wednesdays at 9 P.M. on FOX.

As for "Lethal Weapon", the Warner Bros. drama, which is based on the hit movie franchise of the same title, will return with 22 episodes in its sophomore season. Madden said in a statement, " 'Lethal Weapon' continues to fire on all cylinders." He went on saying, "Every week, it delivers a big, fun roller-coaster 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."

Debuted as FOX's highest-rated fall premiere in two years, "Lethal Weapon" follows Riggs (Crawford) and Murtaugh (Wayans) who try to recover and back to their life after facing hardships. Riggs is coming back to work after the loss of his wife and unborn child, while Murtaugh is recovering from heart attack. The two partner up to work the beat in modern-day Los Angeles.

"Lethal Weapon" is averaging a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49 demo with 11 million viewers across multiple platforms. The series currently sits in the top five list for freshman shows on the Big Four.

A freshman comedy, "The Mick" also joins "Lethal Weapon" and "Star" to get a season two renewal. "From the earliest stages of development, all of us at FOX had enormous faith in 'The Mick', and it hasn't disappointed," said David Madden. "Kaitlin (Olson) is a fearless comedic force, and the rest of the cast has just proven to be phenomenal."

Created by John and Dave Chernin ("It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"), the series stars Kaitlin Olson as Mickey, an irresponsible woman who is forced to raise her niece and nephews (Sofia Black-D'Elia, Thomas Barbusca and Jack Stanton). Their parents leave them behind as they flee the country one step ahead of the law.

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