Fox Gives Season Orders to ’24: Legacy,’ Lee Daniels’ ‘Star’

Fox has given series orders to dramas 24: Legacy and Star, with both series scheduled to premiere in the 2016-2017 season. 24: Legacy is an extension of the real-time drama 24, which starred Kiefer Sutherland as a tireless fighter of terrorism. Executive producers on the new iteration include Howard Gordon, Brian Grazer, Manny Coto and Evan Katz, as well as Sutherland, and director/executive producer Stephen Hopkins.

Legacy follows 24: Live Another Day, a limited series Fox aired in 2014.

Corey Hawkins, Miranda Otto and Jimmy Smits star in 24: Legacy, a production of 20th Century Fox Television and Imagine Television.

Star is a music-infused drama from Empire creator Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy, in which three singers navigate the cutthroat music business. Stars include Queen Latifah and Benjamin Bratt, with Lenny Kravitz a guest star.

It too is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. Pamela Oas Williams and Effie Brown join Daniels and Donaghy as executive producers.

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.