‘Empire’ Renewed For a Fourth Season

EMPIRE: Pictured L-R: Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard and Jussie Smollett in the "A Furnace For your Foe" fall finale episode of EMPIRE airing Dec. 14 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Chuck Hodes/FOX

Fox’s press day at the Television Critics Association started off with a slew of announcements including midseason premiere dates and, along them, Fox Television Group Chairman and CEO Gary Newman announced the fourth season renewal of hit drama, Empire. Like the current season, the fourth season will also consist of 18 episodes. The series will return with new episodes on March 22 at 9/8c.

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The popular series, starring Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson as heads of the powerful Lyon family, currently ranks as the number one broadcast drama among Adults 18-49 for the third consecutive season. It also is the number one broadcast entertainment program among Adults 18-34, teens and young women.

Empire returns with new episodes on March 22 at 9/8c on Fox.