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"Empire" co-creator Lee Daniels has a new series in the works

Lee Daniels, co-creator of Fox's mega-hit "Empire," is developing a new pilot for the network about three young women trying to make it in the music business.

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News of this prospective music drama, "Star," was delivered by Fox bosses Dana Walden and Gary Newman at a gathering of TV critics Thursday in Los Angeles.

"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.

Daniels' new project is set against the music business in Atlanta and tells the story of three women who form a band.

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