Jussie Smollett Not Returning to “Empire”

“Empire” was officially picked up for a sixth season but without Jussie Smollett.

“By mutual agreement, the studio has negotiated an extension to Jussie Smollett’s option for season six, but at this time there are no plans for the character of Jamal to return to ‘Empire,’” Fox Entertainment and 20th Century Fox TV issued in a statement on Tuesday.

A spokesperson for Smollett said, “We’ve been told that Jussie will not be on Empire in the beginning of the season but he appreciates they have extended his contract to keep Jamal’s future open. Most importantly he is grateful to Fox and Empire leadership, cast, crew and fans for their unwavering support.”

Source: ‘Empire’ Renewed for Season 6 But Jussie Smollett is Out | TMZ.com

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