‘Empire’ To End With Upcoming Season

Published: Monday 13th May 2019 by Sam

News of ‘Empire’s 6th season renewal is bittersweet, because it’s now been confirmed that it’ll serve as the show’s last.

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Earlier this month, FOX delighted fans of the Lee Daniels music drama when it announced that the series would continue on into the 2019/2020 TV season.

At the time, it brought with it a sigh of relief after a series of rocky months courtesy of the Jussie Smollett “attack” scandal.

However, today the network informed the masses that it’s time to wave goodbye to Cookie, Luscious, and the Lyon family.

Speaking to press, FOX Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier said:

“We are turning the final season into a television event. One of the great benefits of announcing a final season announce have the fans lean in have the finale they desire.”

Quizzed on whether Smollett would be reprising his role as Jamal after being written out of season 5, Collier said:

“At this point, we have no plans for that. [However] the writers room for next season hasn’t even gathered yet.”

The Smollett drama aside, ‘Empire’ – which is anchored by Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard – has seen its ratings dip season-on-season. A fact which suggests its climax is as much about that as it may be the “attack” scandal.

Today’s announcement comes on the heels of FOX’s cancellation of ‘STAR’ – another music drama created by Lee Daniels.

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  1. SMH May 13, 2019

    Before the idiots start, Jussie Smollett had nothing to do with this. These shows have all run their courses; Empire, Power, Star, etc. Its time for them to end.

    • Jasmine May 13, 2019

      This show is modeled after Dynasty. The problem here is Lee Daniel’s writing. Unlike Dynasty, Lee pushed the gay soap opera agenda to the forefront and that caused an unbalanced show. ;The two main characters are Cookie and Lushion. The Joan Crawford type character has been missing and that is what could have kept the show going. Just like Dynasty, the gay character Jussie should be included by certainly not at the forefront. Cookie and Lushion get payed the most and their storylines should be the lean / tone of the show. Lee failed at keeping audiences interested with his writing. Furthermore, since the show is on redneck Fox, it was expected for Lee Daniels to outright replace Jussie with another actor which he failed to do. Dynasty had a few replacements for the gay character over the years. Perhaps Lee is too attached to Jussie and that was the final nail in the coffin for the show.

  2. olusheyi banjo May 13, 2019

    I love this show and I will miss it. But all good things must come to an end

  3. pat May 13, 2019

    It’s kind of sad to see this show open as as one of the biggest of all time and in this period of time end with only a fraction of the fanfare… at least they’re not dragging it out any longer

    • Jasmine May 13, 2019

      It started off good and then quickly became a gay soap opera. What do you expect? Blame the writers.

      • biancacook May 13, 2019

        i know thats why i stopped watching

  4. Gee May 13, 2019

    The ratings have been suffering for sometime now it is time to put this show to bed while it still has some legs left.

  5. Casual May 13, 2019

    I still watch and thought seasons 5 was fire. It will be interesting to see what they come up with for season 6, and especially how they end the series, but it feels right that s6 should be the last.

  6. 2bad2bme May 13, 2019

    Show has been so stupid since season 2. BOUT TIME!

  7. Kara May 13, 2019

    Saw that coming espically after they cancelled Star.

  8. I.D. May 13, 2019

    Is it just a coincidence that this has been announced just after the news that ‘Star’ has been cancelled….?


  9. Gee May 13, 2019

    Both Lee ?anieIs series have been cancelled by Fox one behind the other I believe that Fox had this motion since the Smollett scandal and since Lee has stood by him since the beginning even though the ratings are declining I believe the black lash surrounding the Jussie situation has not helped matters. The episode of his wedding backfired because it was the lowest rated episode of the ever. So I think that it is best that Fox and the writers end the show as they have lost their core audience.

  10. i hate whytee and blacck they not sht May 13, 2019

    fox said f*** yall ..hahahahahah

  11. Anne May 13, 2019

    Stopped watching a long time ago. It hasn’t been good since season one in my opinion. And I can’t believe Star lasted 3 seasons.

  12. Sandra Thompson May 13, 2019

    I think its wring and maybe even racist. How do you cancel a show that so many people love. I hope people noycot foc I know I will. I hope another network can take it. Starz dmshoukd be boycotted to. Star is also cancel I just want to know why

  13. Jazmine Morgan May 13, 2019

    Yessss! I love The show!!

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