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FOX Renews “Empire” for Season 6 (But Jussie Smollett is Out)

FOX Renews “Empire” for Season 6 (But Jussie Smollett is Out)

TMZ learned on Tuesday that FOX has renewed <i>Empire</i> for a sixth season–but it’s likely Jussie Smollett won’t return. “By mutual agreement, the studio has negotiated an extension to Jussie Smollett’s option for season 6, but at this time there are no plans for the character of Jamal to return to <i>Empire</i>,” FOX says in a statement. A spokesperson for Smollett also tells <i>FOX News</i>: “We’ve been told that Jussie will not be on <i>Empire</i> in the beginning of the season but he appreciates they have extended his contract to keep Jamal’s future open.” It appears that, with the extension, the network is waiting to see happens in the civil case the City of Chicago filed against the actor for the costs of the investigation.

https://www.tmz.com/2019/04/30/empire-renewed-jussie-smollett-out-attack/