It looks like soon we’ll be saying goodbye to the “Empire,” as it’s been announced that season six will be the final season of Fox’s scripted series. The show was recently renewed for a new season following the controversy surrounding one of the show’s stars, Jussie Smollett.
According to Deadline, on Monday, it was announced on Fox’s Upfront call that the show would be canceled following its sixth season. Charlie Collier, the CEO of Fox Entertainment, said, “We are turning the final season into a large TV event, we are trying to go out guns a blazing. You allow fans to lean in and have the ending they deserve.”
When asked if there was a possibility if Jussie could return for the final season, Collier responded and said, “There’s an option to have Jussie in the series but we have no plans for that.” He also noted that the writers haven’t even started writing for season six just yet.
Along with the show’s changes, they’ll also be moving the show from Wednesday nights, back to its original slot on Tuesday nights at 9pm.
Over the weekend, fans were shocked to learn that Lee Daniel’s other scripted series, “Star,” had been canceled at the network after being on air for three seasons. While on the call Collier described the decision to cancel the show as “difficult.”
As it was previously reported, once it was announced that “Empire,” would be returning for another season, Fox released a statement saying that the studio “negotiated an extension to Jussie Smollett’s option for Season 6, but at this time there are no plans for the character of Jamal to return to Empire.”
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