Starz wants Disney to change the name of its upcoming Latin America streaming service, Star+. The Lionsgate-owned network filed copyright infringement lawsuits against Disney in Mexico, Brazil and Argentina. Starz is arguing that the name of Disney’s forthcoming streaming service is too similar with Starz, particularly its own streaming service StarzPlay, which operates in 58 countries worldwide and has been available in Latin America since 2019.
The network gives second seasons to Lethal Weapon, its top new drama, and Star, a freshman show that’s struggled. This comes after a pickup for The Mick. What it all says about next year.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paris Jackson is ready for her close-up. Fox TV said Monday that the daughter of the late Michael Jackson will make her acting debut this season on the drama series “Star.” Paris Jackson will play an intimidating social media guru, Rachel, who has an impact on the show’s lead characters. The […]
A Variety survey of commercial-ratings projections for the 2016-17 broadcast TV season finds ad buyers believe Star, the new Fox musical drama from co-creators Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy, will generate the most commercial viewership of any freshman scripted program. The survey, constructed using estimates from three large media-buying agencies, examines the primetime grid for the most viewers between the ages of 18 and 49 who watch commercials.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Production will begin in December on “Star,” a drama pilot from “Empire” creator Lee Daniels. Fox, which airs “Empire” and ordered the “Star” pilot, also said that an online casting search is under way for the drama. Among the roles to be filled are those of three female artists trying to […]
News of this prospective music drama from the co-creator of Empire, Star, was delivered by Fox bosses Dana Walden and Gary Newman at a gathering of TV critics Thursday. Star would follow on the huge success of Empire, which arrived in January and not only became the biggest hit of the TV season — averaging 17 million viewers weekly — but also provided a shot in the arm for broadcast overall, the executives declared.