'Empire' will go 1 more season, Smollett's future is unclear

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Collier says the network wants to give "Empire" a big send-off and that's the focus. The "Empire" actor was arrested three months ago in Chicago for allegedly conspiring to stage a fake hate crime against himself and filing a false police report.

In March, he was indicted on 16 felony counts, to which he pleaded not guilty, however all charges against the actor were later dropped.

"We're turning the final season of Empire into a large television event". The network's decision to allow a final season for Empire is a nod to its history as the star of its lineup in earlier seasons, and also likely for a small measure of continuity as it attempts to generate interest in ten new shows for its prime-time lineup. "We are going out guns a-blazing".

Fox commented on Smollett's departure, saying "at this time there are no plans for the character of Jamal to return to Empire".

However, one of those will shocking surprises will nearly certainly not be the return of controversial Empire star Jussie Smollett. That show did have decent numbers for most of its run, but those fell to an all-time low last November.

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We can expect more iPhone 11 leaks over the course of the summer as we get closer to the inevitable September announcement date. Apple iPhone 11 is nearly 5 months away and Apple has started producing the chip which is going to power the new devices.

"There's an option to have Jussie in the series but we have no plans for that", Collier said, according to Deadline.

Fox said in a statement on April 30 that "Empire" would be renewed for the sixth season. Fox noted at the time that Smollett's option had been extended, so it was technically possible for him to appear on the show sometime in the future.

Henson, Howard, and the rest of the drama series' top cast, penned an April 19 letter to Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier, Disney TV Studios and ABC Entertainment chair Dana Walden, Fox Entertainment president Michael Thorn, Empire co-creators Lee Daniels and Danny Strong, and other executive producers on the series, Varietyconfirmed.

Fox's second new fall drama is "Not Just Me", which will air out of the unscripted hit "The Masked Singer" in the Wednesday 9 p.m. slot recently vacated by "Star".

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