Patti LaBelle and Brandy have joined Season 2 of FOX’s Star for multi-episode arcs.

LaBelle will play Carlotta Brown’s (Queen Latifah) tough but loving mother, Christine. Brandy will play Carlotta’s younger sister, Cassie.

They will be introduced in the second half of Season 2 when it returns in 2018.

Featuring a soundtrack of original music and music performances, Star follows three talented singers (played by Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny, and Brittany O’Grady), desperate for a new start and with ambitions of stardom, as they navigate the cut-throat music business on their road to success. The show also stars Queen Latifah, Benjamin Bratt, Amiyah Scott, Miss Lawrence and Quincy Brown and Luke James.  Recurring cast members are Evan Ross, Elijah Kelley and Keke Palmer.