There's no denying the cultural impact that the Lee Daniels crafted show, Empire, has had over the masses since its debut in early 2015. The finale brought in nearly 17.6 million viewers, a remarkable growth from its 9.9 million debut, securing that the series was nothing short of a smash hit. With the success of the premiere season, it was almost obvious that the show would be coming back for a second season and now, that time is here. Fox unveils that Empire will not only be returning, but a number of guest stars will be on board for the ride.

On Monday, during Fox's annual Upfront presentation to advertisers, the network revealed that  Ne-Yo, Chris Rock, Lenny Kravitz and Alicia Keys will be guest starring in the upcoming season. In addition, news broke that Empire will be spilt into two parts during season two, with the first half kicking off in the fall, and the second half returning in spring 2016. The episode count will also increase, jumping from 12 to 18 episodes.

Last month, Empire producer, who also worked on 8 Mile, Brian Grazer expressed a desire to also get Eminem on the show next season. “Eminem, I know, loves our show,” said Grazer.  “I’m going to beg him to get on our show. He and Oprah Winfrey. Somehow I’m going to get one or both them on our show."

Seems like Empire season two is gearing up for a pretty big comeback. Will you be watching?

[CNN]

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