Fox has assured viewers that will have a taste of Cookie all the way through 2016 and beyond.
The network has renewed Empire for a third season.
The drama broke numerous ratings record during its opening season run and was recently named a Top 10 Television Program of the Year by the American Film Institute.
Moreover, Empire was the only broadcast series to earn a Golden Globe Award nomination in 2015 in the category of Best Television Series – Drama.
Star Taraji P. Henson, meanwhile, actually won the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama.
Empire ranks as broadcast television's number-one series in the 18-49-year old demographic and its cumulative weekly audience exceeds 20 million viewers.
In other words: a renewal was a no-brainer.
The show returns with new episodes on March 30 and, until then, you can always watch Empire online via TV Fanatic.