The announcement was made today (January 15) by Dana Walden and Gary Newman, chairmmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group, at the Television Critics Association in Pasadena, California.
Ratings for Empire have dipped in its second season, but it remains the top-rated broadcast series for the age group 18-49, according to Nielson. It averaged a 7.3 rating.
Sunday (January 10), Taraji P. Henson won the Golden Globe for Best Actress for her role as Cookie Lyon on the show.
Terrence Howard plays her ex-husband, Rap executive Lucious Lyon.
Empire is currently on mid-season hiatus but is scheduled to return to Fox March 30.
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