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'Empire' Season 2 Will Get 18 Episodes, Two Half-Seasons

'Empire' Season 2 Will Get 18 Episodes, Two Half-Seasons

Awesome news for fans of Empire – the show has been upped to 18 episodes for the upcoming second season!

The news was announced just ahead of Fox’s Upfronts presentation on Monday (May 11) and it was also revealed that the show will be split into two half-seasons for season two.

Empire‘s first season, starring Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, consisted of 12 episodes and broke records as it increased in the ratings for every single episode through the finale.

Make sure to check out the network’s full schedule for the 2015-2016 season!

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