‘Empire’ was renewed — but with a catch

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Fox’s “Empire” has been renewed — but for what will be its last season.

  • Although the show got word that it would be renewed for a sixth season previously, during a pre-upfront conference call, Fox announced it would its last year.
  • The popular series was subject to a slew of negative publicity surrounding a purported attack on star Jussie Smollett.
  • The show follows the inner workings of Empire Entertainment, a fictional hip hop and music production company.