Jussie Smollet WON'T return to Empire as Fox renews show for sixth season ...

Jussie Smollet WON'T return to Empire as Fox renews show for sixth season with no plans to bring back his character

By Rachel Mcgrath For Dailymail.com

Published: 23:41 BST, 30 April 2019 | Updated: 23:56 BST, 30 April 2019

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Actor Jussie Smollett will not be returning to TV show Empire.

On Tuesday, Fox announced it is renewing the drama for a sixth season but without Smollett's character, at least for now.

'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,' the media corporation said in a statement, as reported by Variety.

Out: Actor Jussie Smollett will not be returning to TV show Empire. Fox announced Tuesday it's renewed the show for a sixth season with no plans for his character Jamal

Out: Actor Jussie Smollett will not be returning to TV show Empire. Fox announced Tuesday it's renewed the show for a sixth season with no plans for his character Jamal

The fact Fox negotiated 'an extension' to Smollett's contract means that technically he could make a return at some later point.

But it

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