The music drama program's last go-around will consist of 20 episodes. Its time slot will remain at 9 PM and the show will now air on Tuesday nights. Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier As of now, Collier says there are no plans for Jussie Smollett to appear in season 6.
Fate of 'Empire' Rests on outcome of Jussie Smollett Case FOX has yet to renew ‘Empire’ for a sixth season,and cast and crew members blame Smollett. 'Empire' is FOX’s number two scripted showjust behind ‘9-1-1’, making it unlikely thatratings would cause its cancelation.