Fox has given a third-season renewal to Star, its music-themed drama co-created and executive produced by Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy.

The series is produced by 20th Century Fox TV in association with Lee Daniels Entertainment. All series renewals and new series pickups at Fox so far this season have gone to shows from the network’s current studio sibling.

Boosted by having Empire as a lead-in, Star has averaged a 1.9 adults 18-49 Live+7 rating to rank just behind 9-1-1 and Empire on the list of Fox’s highest-rated series in the demo; its multi-platform audience of 7.2 million, up 71% versus its Live+Same Day delivery. While these are solid numbers, Star is expensive to produce, and its international sales have been challenging, which made the renewal decision a bit more complex.

Star follows three talented singers – running from their pasts and desperate for a new start – with ambitions of stardom, as they navigate the cutthroat music business.

The large ensemble cast includes Queen Latifah, Benjamin Bratt, Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny, Brittany O’Grady, Amiyah Scott, Quincy Brown, Miss Lawrence, Michael Michele, Stephen Dorff and Luke James.

Star also has an A-list roster of guest stars, including Lenny Kravitz, Naomi Campbell, Tyrese Gibson, Gladys Knight, Missy Elliott, Big Boi and Paris Jackson, who made her acting debut on the series.

Daniels and Donaghy executive produce alongside Pamela Oas Williams also serves as executive producer. Karin Gist serves as showrunner and executive producer.