(Chicago, IL-AP) Jussie Smollett’s run on Empire may be over. FOX renewed the show for a sixth season yesterday, and said Smollett likely won’t be returning.
He was written out of the last episodes of season five after Chicago police accused him of staging a racist and homophobic attack on himself. Smollett was charged with filing a false police report over the alleged attack, but the charges were later dropped.
He is being sued by the city of Chicago over the cost of the investigation. The fifth season of Empire wraps May 8th.
(SL) – NBC is picking up the show “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and fans are rejoicing. A day after Fox announced they were ending the Andy Samberg police sitcom, NBC stepped up and said they would pick up the series for a sixth season.
In a statement, the chairman of NBC Entertainment said, “Ever since we sold this show to Fox I’ve regretted letting it get away, and it’s high time it came back to its rightful home.” The show has drawn in a dedicated fan base since its debut in 2013. Fox apparently dropped “Brooklyn” to make room for other shows, causing a widespread uproar.
(SL) – Rosewood is finally back with Episode 6. In “Policies and Ponies” Captain Hornstock becomes the prime suspect
in his third ex-wife’s murder, he turns to the only two people he can trust to prove his innocence, Rosewood and Villa, forcing them to repair their severely damaged relationship in hopes of clearing his name.
Meanwhile, Shirley’s revelations lead to emotional consequences for Rosewood and Pippy. Vondie Curtis Hall guest stars as Beaumont Rosewood Sr. in the all-new “Policies and Ponies” episode airing Wednesday, Nov. 4th(due to the World Series).