Empire Renewed for Season 5 at Fox!

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The Lyon family will continue to be at odds for at least another season. 

Fox confirmed on Wednesday that Empire will return for Season 5 during the 2018-2019 season. 

“Empire is as compelling, emotional and unpredictable as it ever was,” declared Michael Thorn, Fox’s President of Entertainment in a statement.

Gone Missing - Empire

“We are so proud of our amazing cast, led by Terrence [Howard] and Taraji [P. Henson], who deliver powerful performances week after week."

"We’d also like to thank our tremendous creative team… whose inspired storytelling continues to create the unforgettable, jaw-dropping OMG moments that have always been signature to Empire.”

Related: Empire Season 4 Episode 14 Review: False Face

Empire Season 4 gave the series a facelift in the creativity department. Instead of relying on stunt casting to keep viewers, the series has been focusing on the Lyons and those in their inner orbit. 

The series has, once again, become appointment TV and that's thanks in large part down to the crazy twists that have been firing on all cylinders. 

Cookie Goes to War - Empire Season 4 Episode 14

That said, Empire Season 4 is off 30 percent year-to-year, and is averaging 5.8 million viewers and a 1.9 rating in the all-important 18-49 demographic.  

Still, it remains a force in delayed viewing and even ranks as Fox's second-highest rated drama behind 9-1-1

Related: 9-1-1: Is Connie Britton Leaving?

There are still four episodes left this season. Tonight's episode will focus on Lucious' vendetta against Eddie as the latter joins forces with Anika to gain control of  Empire. 

Empire Season 4 Episode 15 will also find Lucious turning on former ally, Shine after learning about his part in trying to kill him. 

Taking Matters Into Her Own Hands - Empire

Okay, Empire Fanatics!

What are your thoughts on this news? Are you looking forward to more episodes?

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Remember you can watch Empire online right here via TV Fanatic. 

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Empire Quotes

That boy is headed for a world of trouble.


Becky: Yeah, just Tiana can open and then throw it to Devon.
Giselle: Yeah, that works.
Becky: Also, I know we're in crisis right now, but I just want to be honest with you about something.
Giselle: Go ahead.
Becky: OK, so Def Jam offered me a job.
Giselle: Ew.
Becky: And unless the Empire fans come back, I'm gonna be forced to take it.
Giselle: And walk away from all this Black Girl Magic?