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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