Empire fans, rejoice!
Given Empire’s breakout success (“breakout success” almost serves as an understatement; Empire
was a ratings behemoth during its first-season run), the powers that be
at FOX have decided to expand the show’s second season. While its first
season comprised 12 episodes, its second will add six more, bringing
its total to 18 episodes.
Much like Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder, Empire’s second season will be split in half, with nine episodes set to air this fall and the back nine next year.
Grammy winner Ne-Yo has also signed on to write new music with Timbaland for the musical drama.
Don’t leave yet, because it gets better.
While Lee Daniels has publicly expressed his desire to have Oprah and
Denzel Washington appear during season two, he has already secured
other huge talent. Empire has enlisted Alicia Keys, Chris Rock
and Lenny Kravitz for guest starring roles during season two. No clue if
they’ll be playing themselves or if they’ll appear in multiple
episodes, but huge deal!
Are you ready for more Empire?