US music drama Empire has confirmed a final season.
FOX renewed the show for a sixth season earlier this month, following worldwide headlines around star Jussie Smollett, whose contract with the show has been extended for a potential return.
“We are turning the final season into a television event,” FPX Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier said. “One of the great benefits of announcing a final season announce have the fans lean in have the finale they desire.”
Asked whether Jussie Smollett would be returning for the show’s final season, Collier said, “At this point, we have no plans for that.” But he also noted that “the writers room for next season hasn’t even gathered yet.”
It airs in Australia on FOX8.
Companion series Star was also recently cancelled after three seasons.