Unfortunately, it seems as though STAR is not going to shine on another network after three seasons at Fox.
In a post on Instagram today, show creator Lee Daniels made it clear that we aren’t going to have a chance to see more new episodes of the musical drama on another home — we know that there was at least some interest from some potential networks, but apparently, there wasn’t enough to get a deal done.
Here’s just some of what Daniels had to say about the sad news:
“Okay, so I’ve got some bad news: It ain’t happening … I tried my best, guys. You know, we got some incredible people. I mean, I can’t even list everybody. I’ll say it in a letter. But in a nutshell, it ain’t happening. I did my best … I love you, all of the fans that have supported us.”
Why didn’t another network pick up STAR, even though it was one of the most successful canceled shows of this past season? A lot of it may have had to do with cost, given that with the elaborate musical numbers plus the large cast, this was not an altogether cheap production to put on the air. Add to this the fact that Fox, following the Disney acquisitions, no longer had the in-house ownership it once did, and there was no reason for them to keep it economically.
Here’s, of course, the rub with the entertainment business sometimes — that it is, in fact, a business. There are some times here and there where you are able to forget about the ugliness of it for a moment or two, but then something like this happens and it becomes altogether clear that things don’t often turn out the way in which you want. Hopefully, the STAR cast will get a chance to move on and do some other cool things now, and to go along with that, it will bring some more attention to some work that was clearly overlooked here.
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The worst part about STAR ending…
It obviously has to be the cliffhanger, given that the last sight we’ve got of the show now is one of the most brutal weddings we’ve ever seen — characters are perhaps dead and it doesn’t feel as though there is anything clear following what transpired. We do think that Daniels did everything that he could to find STAR another place to shine; frustrating as it is, we’re at least happy that he came out and was honest to everyone about there not being another possible venue out there. It’s better than anyone holding onto false hope.
What do you think about STAR failing to land a new home, and do you think it was truly deserving of at least one more shot? Share now in the comments. (Fox.)