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STAR Season 2

By on August 29, 2017

STAR: Pictured L-R: Brittany O’Grady and Jude Demorest in “Ghetto Symphony.” Co. CR: Wilford Harewood/FOX

Episode 2×07 “Ghetto Symphony”

LOOKING OUT FOR NUMBER ONE

Paris Jackson, Evan Ross (“Wicked City”), Elijah Kelley (“The New Edition Story”), Lance Gross (“Tyler Perry’s House of Payne”), Musical Artist Teyana Taylor and CNN Anchor Don Lemon Guest-Star

Star’s jealousy finally kicks in when Noah and Alex begin spending more time together, both inside and outside of the studio.

Ayanna throws a curveball, moving the showcase date up – giving everyone only two weeks to prepare. Worried about Cotton, Carlotta and Jahil team up to get to the bottom of her recent change in behavior.

Meanwhile, Maurice (guest star Lance Gross) steps in to help Noah get back on his feet, when he notices him struggling to catch a break.

Cast: Queen Latifah as Carlotta Brown, Benjamin Bratt as Jahil Rivera, Jude Demorest as Star Davis, Ryan Destiny as Alexandra, Brittany O’Grady as Simone Davis, Amiyah Scott as Cotton, Quincy Brown as Derek Jones, Michael Michele as Ayanna Floyd, Stephen Dorff as Brody Dean and Luke James as Noah Brooks.

Guest Cast: Evan Ross as Angel Rivera, Elijah Kelley as Andy, Lance Gross as Maurice Jetter, Annie Jacob as Soraya, Teyana Taylor as Joyce Sheree, Paris Jackson as Rachel and Don Lemon as himself.

Air Date: Wednesday, Nov. 29 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. 

Photos: “Ghetto Symphony”

 

STAR: Pictured L-R: Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O’Grady. Co. CR: Wilford Harewood/FOX

Episode 2×06 “Faking It”

‘MIDTOWN SOUNDS’ IMAGE IS ON THE LINE

Teyana Taylor, Keke Palmer, Lance Gross and Richard Roundtree Guest-Star

With all of the flack the label is catching from the tragic police incident, Ayanna must quickly restore Midtown’s image.

Desperate for a spot in the showcase, the girls work on convincing hot recording artist Joyce Sheree (guest star Teyana Taylor) to sing a featured verse on one of their songs.

Carlotta continues to fight for custody of Simone, a misleading photo of Noah and Alex goes viral and Cotton juggles two relationships.

Meanwhile, Brody’s motivation for his return to Atlanta is revealed.

Cast: Queen Latifah as Carlotta Brown, Benjamin Bratt as Jahil Rivera, Jude Demorest as Star Davis, Ryan Destiny as Alexandra, Brittany O’Grady as Simone Davis, Amiyah Scott as Cotton, Quincy Brown as Derek Jones, Michael Michele as Ayanna Floyd, Stephen Dorff as Brody Dean and Luke James as Noah Brooks.

Guest Cast: Nealla Gordon as Arlene Morgan, Jack Yang as Elliot Wu, Justin Marcel McManus as Omari, Lance Gross as Maurice Jetter, Richard Roundtree as Charles Floyd, Keke Palmer as GiGi, Annie Jacob as Soraya and Teyana Taylor as Joyce Sheree.

Air Date: Wednesday, Nov. 15 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. 

Photos: “Faking It”

 

Episode 2×05 “May the Best Manager Win”

IT’S AN ALL-NEW NAME FOR THE GIRLS

Evan Ross (“Wicked City”), Elijah Kelley (“The New Edition Story”), Lance Gross (“Tyler Perry’s House of Payne”) and Richard Roundtree (“Shaft”) Guest-Star

Ayana is quickly reminded of the tremendous pressure she is under to make her family proud, when her father (guest star Richard Roundtree) – a legendary music label executive – pays a visit to Midtown.

Alex continues to be haunted by her lies to Derek; Star and Simone differ on how best to deal with Brody’s mysterious return; and Noah faces a tense encounter with the police during an event thrown by the label.

Meanwhile, Jahil works on a plan to debut a new duo he’s discovered, featuring his nephew, Angel (guest star Evan Ross), and Ayanna’s assistant (guest star Elijah Kelley). 

Cast: Queen Latifah as Carlotta Brown, Benjamin Bratt as Jahil Rivera, Jude Demorest as Star Davis, Ryan Destiny as Alexandra, Brittany O’Grady as Simone Davis, Amiyah Scott as Cotton, Quincy Brown as Derek Jones, Michael Michele as Ayanna Floyd, Stephen Dorff as Brody Dean and Luke James as Noah Brooks.

Guest Cast: Evan Ross as Angel Rivera, Elijah Kelley as Andy, Nealla Gordon as Arlene Morgan, Imani Lewis as Karen, Lance Gross as Maurice Jetter and Richard Roundtree as Charles Floyd.

Air Date: Wednesday, Nov. 8 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. 

 

Pictured L-R: Brittany O’Grady, Ryan Destiny and Jude Demorest in the “It Ain’t Over” episode of STAR. Co. CR: Jace Downs/FOX

Episode 2×04 “It Ain’t Over”

NOBODY WANTS TO FACE THE TRUTH

A rattled Star is reeling with emotions, while dealing with the sudden reappearance of her father.

A huge opportunity for the girls to perform at the record label party is put into jeopardy after they react to learning that Ayanna has hired Rachel Wells (Paris Jackson) as the label’s new social media strategist. Meanwhile, Derek struggles with facing the truth about his fate; Carlotta finds a place of solace; and Cotton begins to bond with her father, Jahil, over their shared pain. 

Cast: Queen Latifah as Carlotta Brown, Benjamin Bratt as Jahil Rivera, Jude Demorest as Star Davis, Ryan Destiny as Alexandra, Brittany O’Grady as Simone Davis, Amiyah Scott as Cotton, Quincy Brown as Derek Jones, Michael Michele as Ayanna Floyd, Stephen Dorff as Brody Dean and Luke James as Noah Brooks.

Guest Cast: Elijah Kelley as Andy, Paris Jackson as Rachel, Juanita Jennings as Grandma Ruby, Imani Lewis as Karen, and Lance Gross as Maurice.

Air Date: Wednesday, Oct. 18 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Photos: “It Ain’t Over”

 

Pictured L-R Brittany O’Grady, Ryan Destiny and Jude Demorest. Co. CR: Jace Downs/FOX

Episode 2×03 “FUA… Good Night!”

THE PAST CAN’T BE IGNORED

While preparing for an upcoming TV appearance with recording artist Noah Brooks (Luke James), the girls quickly learn that they will be singing backup instead of co-headlining the performance.

Anxious for the girls’ next big move, Carlotta turns to the new A&R executive, Maurice (Lance Gross), for help on a new deal.

Meanwhile, Jahil tries his hand at producing music, Cotton struggles with starting her new job and Star comes face-to-face with an unexpected person from her past.

Cast: Queen Latifah as Carlotta Brown, Benjamin Bratt as Jahil Rivera, Jude Demorest as Star Davis, Ryan Destiny as Alexandra, Brittany O’Grady as Simone Davis, Amiyah Scott as Cotton, Quincy Brown as Derek Jones, Michael Michele as Ayanna Floyd, Stephen Dorff as Brody Dean and Luke James as Noah Brooks

Guest Cast: Elijah Kelley as Andy; Jack Yang as Elliot; Imani Lewis as Karen; Kareem Grimes as Omari; and Lance Gross as Maurice Jetter.

Air Date: Wednesday, Oct. 11 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Photos: “FUA…Good Night!”

 

STAR: Jude Demorest in the “Insecure” episode of STAR. Co. CR: Wilford Harewood/FOX

Episode 2×02 “Insecure”

A NEW LABEL HEAD PUTS THE GIRLS’ FUTURE IN QUESTION

Paris Jackson, Evan Ross and Elijah Kelley Guest-Star

The girls receive a rude awakening when the fierce new label head, Ayanna (Michael Michele), demands they re-brand their image in order to have a shot at competing with the label’s other talented artists. A disgruntled Star chooses to take matters into her own hands, causing tensions between her and Carlotta to escalate. Meanwhile, Alex, Simone and Cotton all struggle with adjusting to some major life changes.

Cast: Queen Latifah as Carlotta Brown, Benjamin Bratt as Jahil Rivera, Jude Demorest as Star Davis, Ryan Destiny as Alexandra, Brittany O’Grady as Simone Davis, Amiyah Scott as Cotton, Quincy Brown as Derek Jones, Michael Michele as Ayanna Floyd, Stephen Dorff as Brody Dean and Luke James as Noah Brooks.

Guest Cast: Evan Ross as Angel Rivera; Elijah Kelley as Andy; Elliot Wu as Jack Yang; and Paris Jackson as Rachel.

Air Date: Wednesday, Oct. 4 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Photos: “Insecure”

 

Amiyah Scott on Season Two of STAR ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Jason Bell/FOX

Episode 2×01 “The Winner Takes it All”

THE GROUP CONTINUES TO FIGHT THEIR WAY TO THE TOP

EMPIRE’s Jussie Smollett Guest-Stars

While still dealing with the repercussions of Hunter’s death, Star goes to great lengths to assure that the group gets a release date for their album. A frustrated Simone struggles with bullying and Alexandra moves in with Derek despite the hardships they’ve experienced. Meanwhile, Carlotta faces difficult decisions when it comes to managing the group, causing the STAR and EMPIRE worlds to collide as Jamal Lyon (guest star Jussie Smollett) is sought for advice.

Cast: Queen Latifah as Carlotta Brown, Benjamin Bratt as Jahil Rivera, Jude Demorest as Star Davis, Ryan Destiny as Alexandra, Brittany O’Grady as Simone Davis, Amiyah Scott as Cotton, Quincy Brown as Derek Jones, Michael Michele as Ayanna Floyd, Luke James as Noah Brooks, Stephen Dorff as Bobby Dean; Miss Lawrence as Miss Bruce

Guest Cast: Jussie Smollett as Jamal Lyon, Tasha Smith as Carol Hardaway, Imani Lewis as Karen, Mike Epps as Jay Holland, Kareem Grimes as Omari, Juanita Jennings as Grandma Ruby, Naomi Campbell as Rose, Jack Yang as Elliot Wu, Nealla Gordon as Arlene Morgan and Lance Gross as Maurice Jetter.

Air Date: Wednesday, Sept. 27 (9:00-10:00  pm) on FOX.

Photos: “The Winner Takes it All”

Photos: Official Season 2 Cast Photography

 

About Star Season 2

The story of three girls’ rise to fame, STAR’s first season ended on the heels of a victory, as the singing trio caught its first big break – winning Atlanta NextFest.

Heading into Season Two, one thing is clear: their lives will never be the same. It’s a whole new world for the girls, as STAR (Jude Demorest), ALEXANDRA (Ryan Destiny) and SIMONE (Brittany O’Grady) prepare for their next career move, with help and guidance from CARLOTTA (Queen Latifah), the group’s new manager. Having entered into a deal with Midtown Sound, the girls and Carlotta must contend with upheavals at their new label.

Meanwhile, after a harrowing stint in prison, COTTON (Amiyah Scott) must find a way to re-enter society as a convicted felon. And, with DEREK (Quincy Brown) facing the possibility of never walking again, Alexandra must work to keep their romance alive, while balancing her own career goals. Finally, the fate of JAHIL (Benjamin Bratt) remains decidedly unclear, following last season’s shocking and explosive finale.

In addition to its ensemble cast, the series has featured a star-studded roster of guest stars, including Grammy Award winner Lenny Kravitz, supermodel/actress Naomi Campbell, Grammy Award-nominated musician and actor Tyrese Gibson, empress of soul Gladys Knight, Grammy Award winner Missy Elliott, Grammy Award-nominated artist Big Boi and Paris Jackson, who made her acting debut on the series.

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