Turns out, creating one of the most popular shows on television really opens some doors for you. Lee Daniels, of "Empire" fame, is launching a new show with Fox called "Star." Fox co-CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman announced the big news at the Fox day of the Television Critics Association press tour. The show will follow a trio of young women, one of whom is coming from an impoverished background, as they form a band in Atlanta. Daniels' "Empire" co-creator Danny Strong (or Doyle from "Gilmore Girls," if that's more your thing) will not be involved.
As to whether you can expect any crossover potential between the two shows, Newman and Walden acknowledged the possibility, since they're both modern day dramas about the music industry, but they're not planning anything at the moment. Which we choose to interpret as "Wait a season or two, and then it'll happen." We understand. They have to show some potential before Cookie Lyon will be ready to sign them as talent.