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'Empire' Will Go 1 More Season, Smollett's Future Unclear

Jussie Smollett's character not expected to return

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    'Empire' To End Following Upcoming Sixth Season

    Things are coming to an end for "Empire," it was recently announced (Published Monday, May 13, 2019)

    The Fox network says "Empire" will be back this fall for its final season.

    But Fox executives in announcing the 2019-20 season say that Jussie Smollett's future in the show is unclear.

    Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier says there is an option to have Smollett in the show's sixth year but there is no plan right now to include him.

    Collier says the network wants to give "Empire" a big send-off and that's the focus.

    From Pink To Carrie Underwood: 8 Top CMA Awards Performances

    [NATL-AH] From Pink To Carrie Underwood: 8 Top CMA Awards Performances

    Country music's biggest night never fails to disappoint. The 2019 CMA Awards brought powerhouse performances from the industry's top stars, including crossover collaborations from Pink and Chris Stapleton and Halsey with Lady Antebellum. Access Hollywood rounds up all the top onstage moments, including Carrie Underwood channeling an early Britney Spears and pregnant Maren Morris rubbing her growing baby bump.

    (Published Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019)

    Smollett was accused of staging a racist, anti-gay attack against himself in Chicago. The charges were dropped.