Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Mark your calendars now!

Season 2 of “Empire” returns on Wednesday, September 23rd at 9 p.m.EST. The show’s star, Taraji P. Henson aka Cookie Lyons, tweeted the news yesterday morning after a fan asked about it. Her response was, “Hello. September 23 #Empire Season.”

In March, I had the pleasure of meeting cast members Jussie Smollett and Bryshere Y. Gray aka Yazz, where they indicated that the show was returning sometime in September but didn’t give a specific date. We also know that the show will return with 18 episodes as opposed to 12 and will feature new music from Ne-Yo and Timbaland.

Click here to watch last night’s Q&A session featuring Henson along with cast members Trai Byers, Jussie Smollett, Bryshere Gray, Kaitlin Doubleday, Grace Gealey and Estelle. Co-creators and executive producers Lee Daniels, Danny Strong, and executive producers Brian Grazer and Ilene Chaiken were also on hand to answer questions about the coming season.

Stay tuned…

Photo Credit: Facebook/Empire