Empire Renewed for a Fourth Season
Empire is returning for a fourth season. While ratings for season three have been less than stellar, they were still good enough to garner the show an early renewal notice. The announcement came earlier today via Fox’s winter TCA press tour, which was attended by show creators Lee Daniels and Danny Strong.
Empire is currently on a three-month hiatus and will return in March. Its time slot is currently being filled by Star, which debuted last month. Fans wondering if the Empire spin-off will be renewed as well will have to wait until May to find out. However, most insiders say the show is almost guaranteed a second season because of the faith the network has in Daniels and Strong.
Empire has the distinction of being Fox’s first live-action show to be renewed for the 2017-18 season. It joins animated series The Simpsons and Bob’s Burgers, which were both renewed back in November.