Lee Daniels Confirms ‘Star’ Will Return…As a 2-Hour Movie

Published: Friday 5th Jul 2019 by Rashad

Fans of FOX’s ‘Star’ were absolutely devastated in early May 2019 when it was announced the beloved series was cancelled after its third season.

Spurring a #SaveStar petition and campaign by its devoted viewers, the movement was an attempt to get other networks – including streaming services like Hulu and Netflix – to pick up the show to bring its story to the close it deserved.  Just a month ago its director, Lee Daniels, confirmed he was hard at work to expedite the campaign’s process with hopes of finding ‘Star’ a new home (click here to read more).

Fast forward to today, Daniels confirmed his valiant efforts were futile.  But, while the show has not been promised a new season, fans can rejoice at news it will come back…in the form of a 2 hour movie!  Details inside:


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Get ready for a two hour GAG!!!!! ⭐️

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As of time reported, there is no confirmation of the film’s premiere date or what network it will premiere on.  All we know is we’re excited to learn all the characters will be back to reprise their roles!

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  1. Brent Christopher July 5, 2019

    THIS IS NOTHING MORE THAN LEE DANIELS’ TYPE A PERSONALITY PUSH ON OVERLOAD! He does not have any financial backing for the film. FOX wants nothing to do with him or his future projects. He has not secured a network to house the project. Hell, the script isn’t even finished it’s first rewrite. He is merely goosing around ideas & presenting it now as a done deal. He’s so foolish… in everything he does. The ways in which he has turned his back on Jussie is purely DISGUSTING.

    This little STAR movie will never see the light of day.

    I know two of the cast members very personally.

    Even they admitted that the film project is Lee’s pure determination to make it happen. There is NO FINANCIAL BACKING & Lee does not have the coin to pay actors, production & permits on his own.

  2. Jasmine July 6, 2019

    Sooner rather than later Lee. Queen Latifah stays booked and the rest of the cast are surely looking for work so if they get booked they won’t be able to do it. Plus the longer the wait the more forgettable the show becomes and making a finale becomes unfathomable. Why not bet?

  3. AJ July 6, 2019


    Lee Daniels: STAR is returning with a 2 hour movie.


  4. 2bad2bme July 6, 2019

    Why is he still shoving STAR down our throats? Let it go sir. The show wasn’t that great.

    • Dee July 6, 2019

      It was a good show

    • Indigo July 9, 2019

      It Was A Damn Good Show!

    • Lakesha October 9, 2019

      I liked star better than Empire

    • Marshae DuCloux October 16, 2019


    • Titanna Brown October 20, 2019

      It Was Awesome Dude❗❗

  5. Jackx July 6, 2019

    Can’t wait, I miss my girls.

  6. Treva July 7, 2019

    I’m so happy I love Star & there’s so many questions that need to be answered.Please please somebody don’t take STAR away…..

  7. Tina Head July 7, 2019

    Yes can’t wait to see it.

  8. Letina July 7, 2019

    Yes!! I Love Star, the stories the drama Love LOVE IT!!!!!!! I was left like what the Hell?

  9. FELICIA July 7, 2019

    I would be happy if he tried to save Empire instead. Why can’t he find another network to save that show after next season?

  10. Jess July 7, 2019

    Yaaaay I f****** love this show !! They need to make life time episodes

  11. Tracey July 8, 2019

    Thats a joke to me..i still am wondering why the cancellation took place anyway!!!? It could not have been ratings.. Im disappointed in fox and i see empire going next…just like lethal weapon but that air shows about the life of the ?..well good luck and that last episode was ?? ?

  12. Donna Brown July 8, 2019

    Need more info…what channel ?? When ?? Will all questions be answered ??… so much unfinished buisness..?????

  13. Brittany July 9, 2019

    I want a show & more like season 2. That was the best season out of all 3.

  14. RieRie July 9, 2019

    This show kept us on edge episode after episode. It never lost its fire!!! Sad to say there are shows that should not be on as they have lost their “fire” after the first season. Every show isn’t “Star” material. Bring it back!!!

  15. Tommica July 9, 2019

    Hey I hope it’s on TV because I don’t have Hulu or Netflix

  16. Daniella July 10, 2019

    I love star ?? it was great show ? ? it need to come back I miss it

  17. Angela Rutledge July 26, 2019

    Glad the show is a movie to finish.. But wish it wasn’t cancelled…

  18. Jessica September 24, 2019

    This made me smile from ear to ear..its nothing like turning on the TV and watching something were u can’t get up …your eyes are glued to the TV and u dont want it to end…I love every character that stared in this shows …please come come sooner then never …….❤?????

  19. Lakesha October 9, 2019

    Thank God .. I wanna happened to the characters. Especially Star and what happens to the baby

  20. Patty Mitchell October 10, 2019

    Please do because fox left us hanging star and empire was the best shows on and for them to cancel both of them sucks but star needs to continue as a series but y’all should at least give us a finale but I hope for more seasons

  21. Mit October 10, 2019

    I really hope another network picks the series up we need good shows like this

  22. Pauline Jones October 10, 2019

    Oprah Winfrey please pick up STAR on the OWN network..u have the power to give this show life again…

  23. Jaukevia October 10, 2019

    I would prefer to have the show over the kovie

  24. Titanna Brown October 20, 2019

    Hi I’m inlove with star do you have any idea wen you gone drop the movie…

  25. Amber October 24, 2019


  26. Anita Showers October 24, 2019

    Awesome! I’m happy because I love star m… Me and my baby girl

  27. Angela Rashel Ramos October 29, 2019

    Yeah plz i be happy if it star comes on back again plz do it really was a great show i miss it

  28. Star Nicole October 31, 2019


  29. Jeffery lewis November 1, 2019

    Lee Daniels should partner with Tyler perry and see about putting star on BET PLUS.

  30. Chekilyia Jackson November 1, 2019

    I’m so excited I didn’t want it to end like that Bc Star is a great tv show I fell in love with it

  31. LaTeesha Robinson November 1, 2019

    We want more episodes we don’t want a movie I like how you kept us guessing what was going to happen. How about put it on Netflix and add more episodes please pretty please

  32. Marilyn November 1, 2019

    Tyler Perry pick it up please

  33. Josephine November 1, 2019

    I am very upset that the show was not pick up for another season I loved this show and I will always cry when their was a scene that had to do with anybody dieing or getting hurt I will sign a petition if I have to so they can bring the show back

  34. Keyonnia Walker November 1, 2019

    Okay, already…Just bring the show back itself.

  35. San November 1, 2019

    Not interested in a 2 hr movie!


  36. L Steck November 1, 2019

    Want the show back! Contemplating a class action lawsuit against Fox.

  37. Brenna November 1, 2019

    I cant wait I love this show an if its a movie that will be great im so excited star if my favorite….

  38. Cynthia November 1, 2019

    So glad this is happening. I really loved the show

  39. Get yo Sh*t November 2, 2019

    What’s up with the long as hate speech. You really need a ego boost that bad bro. I’m sure many would agree why click on the link about star if you don’t like the show or its creator. No one cares who you know we just want a little hope that he’s not giving up and still trying for the fans.

  40. Melanie November 2, 2019

    I’m so sad that star didn’t get picked for a series because it was awesome awesome show I’ve watched it from day one but at least you guys doing a two hour movie I’m really hoping that I don’t miss it that everybody gives enough time to let their fans know you all did a fantastic job and I’m very sorry that you didn’t get the series

  41. Blue November 9, 2019

    Yes! I’ll take a movie, amazing I absolutely loved this show. I was more than disappointed that it was canceled! I can’t wait till the movi comes out! Omg yes! No more waiting for a next episode awesomeness!

  42. destiney April 20, 2023

    is it out yet

    • Giselle April 25, 2023

      Wondering that myself 3 years later and no star movie

  43. Drena allen May 8, 2023

    Love the show waiting for the 2 hour movie I hope this year 2023

    • Ariel May 28, 2023

      Star was the best show that I have ever seen!!!

  44. Chianti Jones October 26, 2023

    We need this show back, y’all always let the real good shows die.pls bring it back I love every character even the bad ones.Brinng it back pls.

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