& # 39; Empire & # 39; returns
… but Jussie is not
30.4.2014 14:45 PDT
The good news for "Empire" fans … the show returns for season 6. The bad news for Jussie Smollett – he does not come back.
Fox has just issued the following statement … "By mutual agreement, the studio has negotiated an extension of Jussie Smollett's option for Season 6, but at this point there are no plans for the return of Jamal's character" Empire. "
Yep .. sounds weird that Fox wants to hang Jussie just in case, but that's the deal. It could be … Fox secures his bets to see what happens in a civil case in which the city of Chicago sued the actor for the cost of the investigation. The result of this case ̵
As we've reported, Jussie had had lunch sessions with "Empire" eececs, and for a while it looked like he might come back, but now it seems Jussie needs to find another job.
Here's the easy ending … by taking up / extending Jussie's option, it seems like they have to pay him something per contract. After all, he could not really accept another gig if he could be recalled to "Empire." Is Jussie paid to not work on the show?