‘Empire’ Gets Expanded to 18 Episodes for Its Second Season

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Empire at ‘American Idol’ panel discussion at the FOX portion of the 2015 Winter TCA Tour

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Good news for Empire fans. The popular television series will be expanded into two nine episode half seasons giving the fans seven more Empire episodes than last season. The Chairman and CEO of Fox Dana Walden said the network is working on ways to maintain the momentum. They hipe that by adding the additional seven episodes that the viewers will stay tuned in. Empire‘s audience grew every week that the show was on air which was unprecedented for the network. We’re looking forward to seeing what cliffhangers the new series of Empire has in store for us. Can’t wait!