The "Empire" has fallen. Fox announced Monday that music drama "Empire's" recently announced sixth season will be the show's last. "We are turning the final season into a television event," Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier said. "One of the great benefits of announcing a final season announce have the fans lean in have the finale they desire."
As was previously announced, Fox Entertainment and 20th Century Fox Television have extended Smollett's option for Season 6, but said at the time of the renewal that there were no plans for him to appear.
"Empire" was created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong, who executive produce alongside Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo, Sanaa Hamri, Dennis Hammer, Matt Pyken and Diane Ademu-John. Brett Mahoney is executive producer and showrunner for the series. The show is produced by Imagine Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television.
Companion series "Star" was also recently canceled after three seasons.