A drama series, Star follows the story of three talented young female singers and their rise to fame. The cast includes Queen Latifah, Brandy Norwood, Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny, and Brittany O’Grady. Meanwhile, Lethal Weapon is a series adaptation of the film franchise and stars Damon Wayans and Seann William Scott as two very different kinds of detectives who are paired together by the LAPD.
During FOX‘s upfronts, Collier explained the network’s decision to cancel both Lethal Weapon and Star. For the latter, Collier said it was a matter of prioritizing Empire:
We looked at our priorities and were trying to prioritize giving Empire the send-off it deserves. The move [of Empire] to 9pm, made it a challenge because Star was always the lead-out from Empire and obviously we don’t have the 10pm hour, so it was another tough choice in a year where we were prioritizing Empire and obviously some of the other shows that we’ve put on the schedule.”
Meanwhile, Lethal Weapon was always on the edge of cancellation. This season, Seann William Scott joined the cast after Clayne Crawford was fired by FOX. Then, Damon Wayans announced he was leaving the series only to sign on for more episodes. Given the show’s declining ratings, Collier said Lethal Weapon “was unfortunately on the other side (of the bubble).”
What do you think? Are you a fan of Lethal Weapon and/or Star? Would you have watched another season?