Fox recently held their ‘Fox Upfront’ media event announcing their 2015 television line-up and all eyes were on the cast of Empire as they confirmed a celeb-packed second season with Chris Rock, Lenny Kravitz, Alicia Keys, & Ne-Yo all on deck and confirmed for appearances when it kicks off this Fall, another familiar face that also turned heads at the event was R&B belle Brandy who joined the cast for photo-op’s while fueling speculation of her involvement in the upcoming season as well..
More celeb guest appearances are sure to surface over the next few months as filming resumes so keep your eyes and ears peeled. Check out the behind the scenes footage from the ‘Empire Live’ rehearsals and more below..
Fox chairman and CEO Gary Newman confirmed he’s boosting Empire’s episode count in the second season to 18 episodes, versus the 12 episodes that aired during its debut season this year. Also, with Empire launching in the fall instead of midseason, the network plans to split its 18-episode second run into two halves.
As for the second season, Fox CEO Dana Walden notes, “We’ve also got amazing guest stars that have lined up to be on the show that will help us not only bring back an audience that fell in love with the show, but help expand it as well.” Empire has also signed Ne-Yo to write new original music with Timbaland for the second out. -EntertainmentWeekly