Fox Cuts The Plug on Empire
And that’s how the Cookie crumbles.
After recently announcing a green light on season six, Fox decides this will now be Empire’s final season. According to Dashline, the last season of the show will have 20 episodes. “We are turning the final season into a large TV event — we are trying to go out guns a-blazing,” said Fox’s Charlie Collier. Collier also stated, “You allow fans to lean in and have the ending they deserve.”
Empire experienced an immense drop in ratings after the Jussie Smollet case. They also confirmed Smollet will not be returning for its last season.