Fox today announced what the network has in mind for season two of its breakout drama “Empire.” In a conference call, network co-chairs Dana Walden and Gary Newman revealed that Fox has ordered 18 episodes, with the season to be split into fall and winter halves.
TVbytheNumbers.com reports that the show will remain in its 9 p.m. Wednesday time slot, where it thrived during its debut run.
Season one of the program will be available via streaming, but the network will not air reruns during the summer.
The execs teased that they have a lineup of big-name guest stars coming to the program during season two — but they did not name names.
Among those who will write songs for the season’s run are Ne-Yo and Timbaland.