Will Lucious fully recover and keep the Lyon family on track? Has the Empire TV show been cancelled or renewed for a fifth season on FOX? The television vulture is watching for the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Empire, season five. Bookmark it or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?
What’s This TV Show About?
Airing on the FOX television network, Empire stars Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett, Bryshere Y. Gray, Trai Byers, Grace Byers, Gabourey Sidibe, Ta’Rhonda Jones, Serayah, Xzibit, Rumer Willis, Andre Royo, and Terrell Carter. Guest starring this year are Demi Moore, Phylicia Rashad, Taye Diggs, and Forest Whitaker.
In Empire, season four, Empire Entertainment celebrates its 20th anniversary, and Lucious (Howard) makes his first public appearance since the Las Vegas explosion. Of course, the Lyons each have their own concerns regarding his recovery, as does his nurse, Claudia (Moore). Meanwhile, Cookie (Henson) reflects on her 17-year prison stint. In order to preserve their family legacy and business, everyone must take a hard look at their past and present choices.
Season Four Ratings
The fourth season of Empire is averaging a 1.93 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 5.85 million viewers. Compared to season three, that’s down by 30% and down by 23%, respectively. Find out how Empire stacks up against the other FOX TV shows.
While Empire‘s numbers really dropped last year, it managed to remain the top-rated FOX TV series, during the 2016-17 television season. Although the fourth season premiered with much lower numbers than season three, it is still too early to use the ratings to predict whether FOX will cancel or renew Empire for season five, so let’s see how this season plays out.
Flying blind, I foresee an Empire fifth season renewal, but reserve the right to change my mind as the numbers start rolling in. For one thing, the creators have been chewing over a spinoff for some time. Lee Daniels seems even more gung-ho than the pretty positive Danny Strong, although FOX exec, Dana Walden, doesn’t want to “force” anything. With ongoing sequel talks, it just makes sense to keep the highly rated “mothership” on the air, until/in case there is an imminent spinoff to introduce. For now, I’ll peruse my take-out menus, keep a hungry eye on the Nielsens, and update this page with breaking developments. Subscribe for free updates on any Empire cancellation and renewal news.
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What do you think? Should the Empire TV show be cancelled or renewed for season five? How many seasons do you expect this FOX TV series to run?