It’s been said that there are only two things in life that are certain, Death and Taxes. I think we can add a third thing to the list, Empire gets renewed.
To the surprise of absolutely no one, FOX has announced that the Lyon family gets another season to mess with each other. At this point we don’t know how many episodes they will get, Empire had twelve episodes in S1 and eighteen in S2, which is still running. There has been some discussion in the fandom as to whether or not eighteen episodes was a good idea, as the show had some problems with pacing this season. I’m hoping they will cut back to more like fifteen to keep the quality up.
The other big issue with the show has been the never ending stream of guest stars and how they have taken the focus off the Lyons. Note to Lee Daniels: Honey I know it’s hard to turn down that long line of famous faces scratching at your door begging for a role, but find your spine, OK? We are there for one reason and one reason only, Cookie and the rest of the Lyons. Let me put it in pictures for you:
Are we clear now?