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EntertainmentEmpire to end after sixth season

08:05  14 may  2019
08:05  14 may  2019 Source:   covermg.com

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The reign of Empire on Fox is coming to an end next year. Just two weeks after the Charlie Collier-run Fox Entertainment renewed Lee Daniels and Danny Strong’s hip hop drama for a sixth season and showed controversy ladened Jussie Smollett towards the exit door, it was announced today on Fox’s

“ Empire ” will finish after its upcoming sixth season , reviews. According to The Times, Fox executives didn’t state whether or not the choice needed to do with the nationwide controversy surrounding . Jussie Smollet, who performed Jamal Lyons on “ Empire ,” made nationwide headlines this 12 months after it

Empire to end after sixth season © Provided by Cover Media Ltd Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard's TV drama Empire is to end after an upcoming sixth season.

The show, based around a music industry family, was recently picked up for another season, amid the drama of castmate Jussie Smollett's assault and battery case, and now it appears this will also be the series' final run.

There are still no plans for Smollett's return to the show after he was arrested for allegedly filing a false police report in Chicago, Illinois and then released with all charges dropped.

Video: 'Empire' to end after Season 6 with 'no plans' to bring Jussie Smollett back ( FOX News)

Empire Stars Taraji P Henson And Terrence Howard Call For Jussie Smollett's Return

Empire Stars Taraji P Henson And Terrence Howard Call For Jussie Smollett's Return Embattled actor Jussie Smollett’s Empire cast mates have called for his return to the show, after he was cut from the end of its fifth season in light of allegations that he staged a hate crime against himself. On Wednesday, Deadline obtained and published a letter from two of Jussie’s co-stars, Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard, to numerous executives to bring Smollett back to the show. The letter was sent to network leaders including Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier, Fox Entertainment President Michael Thorn, Disney Television Studios and ABC Entertainment chair Dana Walden, and Danny Strong, the series’ co-creator.

It has been announced that Fox will say goodbye to the Lyon family after Empire ’s sixth season . The series reportedly saw a decline in ratings in during Season 5. Empire ’s showrunner Brett Mahoney reportedly hinted that the show’s fate was up in the air before the news was confirmed on Monday.

May 13 (UPI) -- Empire will end after a sixth and final season on Fox. Variety confirmed Monday the musical drama starring Terrence Howard and Taraji P Deadline reported Season 6 will consist of 20 episodes. Collier said there are "no plans" for Jussie Smollett to return as Jamal Lyon in the final

City officials are currently suing the actor for police overtime in the case, with Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago's top cop still convinced Smollett staged his own attack.

The drama overshadowed the most recent season of Empire, which featured the actor in a diminished role.

Gallery: Jussie Smollett: The 'Empire' star's career in photos (USA TODAY)

Empire to end after sixth season

Fox network boss Charlie Collier made the final season announcement on Monday (13May19), calling the show Lee Daniels co-created a "groundbreaking cultural phenomenon".

"We are turning the final season into a large TV event, we are trying to go out guns a blazing," he said, revealing the sixth season will feature 20 episodes. "You allow fans to lean in and have the ending they deserve."

Asked about Smollett's involvement in Empire when the show returns, the CEO added, "There’s an option to have Jussie in the series but we have no plans for that."

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Smollett's castmates want him back - Henson, Howard and many others signed a letter sent to TV bosses urging them to reinstate the embattled actor.

Jussie Smollett “Will Not Be Returning To Empire,” Lee Daniels Says.
Despite speculation about a possible return by Jussie Smollett for the sixth and final season of Empire, the actor’s comeback isn’t happening, according to series co-creator Lee Daniels. 

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