Premiere of ‘Empire’ Season 2 Revealed

Empire lovers, hold on a bit longer because the wait is almost over.

The writers of FOX’s smash Hip Hop drama series tweeted this:

 

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As previously reported, there will be big guest appearances from Alicia Keys, Chris Rock, Lenny Kravitz, and more. If you aren’t already on the Empire band wagon you have until September to do so.

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An A to Z Index of All of the Television Shows That Have Been Cancelled or Renewed

Nothing stays the same and all things come to an end; these just the facts of life. As we approach the halfway mark for 2015, many broadcast, cable and digital networks, have begun to announce the renewal and cancellation of prominent television series in their roster. Fans of FOX‘s The Following for example will be heartbroken (but probably not surprised) to know that the show will end after it’s third season, while fans of AMC‘s Breaking Bad spin-off, Better Call Saul, can rest easy knowing their favorite sleazy lawyer will be back for a second debauchery-filled season.

Here’s the full list of renewals and cancellations (thanks to Collider):

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2 Broke Girls (CBS): Renewed for Season 5

12 Monkeys (Syfy): Renewed for Season 2

The 100 (CW): Renewed for Season 3

A

About a Boy (NBC): Cancelled

The Affair (Showtime): Renewed for Season 2

Agent Carter (ABC): Renewed for Season 2

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC): Renewed for Season 3

Allegiance (NBC): Cancelled

Almost Royal (BBC America): Renewed for Season 2

American Crime (ABC): Renewed for Season 2

American Horror Story (FX): Renewed for Season 5

The Americans (FX): Renewed for Season 4

Archer (FX): Renewed for Season 7

Arrow (CW): Renewed for Season 4

Atlantis (BBC America): Cancelled; Season 2 episodes will air in 2015

A to Z (NBC): Cancelled

Awkward (MTV): Renewed for 5th/final season

B

Backstrom (FOX): Cancelled

Bad Judge (NBC): Cancelled

Banshee (Cinemax): Renewed for Season 4

Battle Creek (CBS): Cancelled

Beauty and the Beast (CW): Renewed for Season 4 ahead of Season 3’s May 21st premiere

Being Mary Jane (BET): Renewed for Season 3

Benched (USA): Cancelled

Better Call Saul (AMC): Renewed for Season 2

The Big Bang Theory (CBS): Renewed for Seasons 9 and 10

Black-ish (ABC): Renewed for Season 2

The Blacklist (NBC): Renewed for Season 3

Black Sails (Starz): Renewed for Season 3

Bloodline (Netflix): Renewed for Season 2

Blue Bloods (CBS): Renewed for Season 6

Bob’s Burgers (Fox): Renewed

Bojack Horseman (Netflix): Renewed for Season 2

Bones (Fox): Renewed for Season 11

The Bridge (FX): Cancelled

Broad City (Comedy Central): Renewed for Season 3

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox): Renewed for Season 3

Bunheads (ABC Family): Cancelled

C

Call The Midwife (PBS): Renewed for Season 5

Castle (ABC): Renewed for Season 8

Chicago Fire (NBC): Renewed for Season 4

Chicago PD (NBC): Renewed for Season 3

Chozen (FXX): Cancelled

Constantine (NBC): Cancelled (But may be picked up elsewhere)

Continuum (Syfy): Renewed for 4th/final season

Copper (BBC America): Cancelled

Criminal Minds (CBS): Renewed for Season 11

Cristela (ABC): Cancelled

CSI (CBS): Cancelled (But may return for final/send-off episodes)

CSI: Cyber (CBS): Renewed for Season 2

D

Daredevil (Netflix): Renewed for Season 2

Da Vinci’s Demons (Starz): Renewed for Season 3

Defiance (Syfy): Season 3 premieres Summer of 2015

Devious Maids (Lifetime): Renewed for Season 3

The Divide (WEtv): Cancelled

Doctor Who (BBC America): Season 9 premieres in 2015

Dominion (Syfy): Renewed for Season 2

Downton Abbey (PBS): Renewed for 6th/final season

Drunk History (Comedy Central): Renewed for Season 3

E

Empire (FOX): Renewed for Season 2 (with a boost in the episode count to 18, from 12 episode in Season 1)

Elementary (CBS): Renewed for Season 4

Extant (CBS): Season 2 starts July 1st

Eye Candy (MTV): Cancelled

F

Falling Skies (TNT): Renewed for 5th/final season

Fargo (FX): Season 2 debuts Fall of 2015

The Flash (CW): Renewed for Season 2

The Following (FOX): Cancelled

Forever (ABC): Cancelled

Fortitude (Pivot): Renewed for Season 2

Franklin and Bash (TNT): Cancelled

Fresh Off the Boat (ABC): Renewed for Season 2

G

Galavant (ABC): Renewed for Season 2

The Game (BET): Renewed for 9th/final season

Game of Thrones (HBO): Renewed for Season 6

Garfunkle and Oates (IFC): Cancelled

Getting On (HBO): Renewed for 3rd/final season

Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce (Bravo): Renewed for Season 2

Girls (HBO): Renewed for Season 5

The Good Wife (CBS): Renewed for Season 7

The Goldbergs (ABC): Renewed for Season 3

Gotham (Fox): Renewed for Season 2

Graceland (USA): Renewed for Season 3

Gracepoint (Fox): Cancelled

Grantchester (PBS): Renewed for Season 2

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): Renewed for Season 12

Grimm (NBC): Renewed for Season 5

H

Halt and Catch Fire (AMC): Renewed for Season 2

Hannibal (NBC): Season 3 premieres June 4

Hart of Dixie (CW): Cancelled

Hawaii Five-0 (CBS): Renewed for Season 6

Helix (Syfy): Cancelled

Hell on Wheels (AMC): Renewed for 5th/final season

Hemlock Grove (Netflix): Renewed for 3rd/final season

Heroes Reborn (NBC): Premieres Fall 2015

Hindsight (VH-1): Renewed for Season 2

Homeland (Showtime): Renewed for Season 5

Hot in Cleveland (TV Land): Cancelled past Season 6

House of Cards (Netflix): Renewed for Season 4

House of Lies (Showtime): Renewed for Season 5

How to Get Away with Murder (ABC): Renewed for Season 2

I

The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (IFC): Season 3 premieres in 2015

Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central): Renewed for Season 4

In the Flesh (BBC America): Cancelled

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX): Renewed for Seasons 11 and 12

iZombie (CW): Renewed for Season 2

J

Jane the Virgin (CW): Renewed for Season 2

K

The Knick (Cinemax): Season 2 premieres Fall of 2015

L

The Last Ship (TNT): Renewed for Season 2

Last Man Standing (ABC): Renewed for Season 5

Law & Order SVU (NBC): Renewed Season 17

The League (FXX): Renewed for 7th/Final season

The Leftovers (HBO): Renewed for Season 2

Legends (TNT): Renewed for Season 2

Legit (FX): Cancelled

The Librarians (TNT): Renewed for Season 2

Longmire (A&E): Renewed by Netflix for Season 4

Looking (HBO): Cancelled (But will air a finale special)

The Lottery (Lifetime): Cancelled

Luther (BBC America): Season 4 premieres late 2015

M

Madam Secretary (CBS): Renewed for Season 2

Magic City (Starz): Cancelled

Major Crimes (TNT): Renewed for Season 4

Manhattan (WGN America): Renewed for Season 2

Manhattan Love Story (ABC): Cancelled

Man Seeking Woman (FXX): Renewed for Season 2

Maron (IFC): Renewed for Season 3

Married (FX): Renewed for Season 2

Marry Me (NBC): Cancelled

Masters of Sex (Showtime): Renewed for Season 3

The McCarthys (CBS): Cancelled

The Messengers (CW): Cancelled

The Middle (ABC): Renewed for Season 7

Mike and Molly (CBS): Renewed for Season 6

The Mindy Project (Fox): Cancelled (though Hulu may pick it up)

The Missing (Starz): Renewed for Season 2

Modern Family (ABC): Renewed for Season 7

Mozart in the Jungle (Amazon Prime): Renewed for Season 2

Murder in the First (TNT): Renewed for Season 2

The Mysteries of Laura (NBC): Renewed for Season 2

N

Nashville (ABC): Renewed for Season 4

New Girl (Fox): Renewed for Season 5

Newsroom (HBO): Cancelled (but will air season 3)

NCIS (CBS): Renewed for Season 13

NCIS: LA (CBS): Renewed for Season 7

The Night Shift (NBC): Renewed for Season 3

O

The Odd Couple (CBS): Renewed for Season 2

Once Upon a Time (ABC): Renewed for Season 5

One Big Happy (NBC): Cancelled

Orange is the New Black (Netflix): Renewed for Season 4 ahead of Season 3 premiere

The Originals (CW): Renewed for Season 3

Orphan Black (BBC America): Renewed for Season 4

Outlander (Starz): Renewed for Season 2

P

Person of Interest (CBS): Renewed for Season 5

Playing House (USA): Renewed for Season 2

Portlandia (IFC): Renewed for Seasons 6 and 7

Power (Starz): Renewed for Season 2

R

Ray Donovan (Showtime): Renewed for Season 3

Rectify (Sundance): Renewed for Season 3

Reign (CW): Renewed for Season 3

The Returned (Sundance): Renewed for Season 2 in France

Resurrection (ABC): Cancelled

Revenge (ABC): Cancelled

Rick and Morty (Adult Swim): Renewed for Season 2

Rizzoli & Isles (TNT): Renewed for Season 6

Royal Pains (USA): Renewed for Seasons 7 and 8

The Royals (E!): Renewed for Season 2

S

Satisfaction (USA): Renewed for Season 2

Scandal (ABC): Renewed for Season 5

Scorpion (CBS): Renewed for Season 2

Secrets & Lies (ABC): Renewed for Season 2

Selfie (ABC): Cancelled

Shameless (Showtime): Renewed for Season 6

Sherlock (PBS): Renewed for Season 4 (Preceded by a special in late 2015)

Silicon Valley (HBO): Renewed for Season 3

The Simpsons (Fox): Renewed for Seasons 27 and 28

Sirens (USA): Cancelled

Sleepy Hollow (Fox): Renewed for Season 3

State of Affairs (NBC): Cancelled

Stalker (CBS): Cancelled

The Strain (FX): Renewed for Season 2

Suits (USA): Renewed for Season 5

Supernatural (CW): Renewed for Season 11

Survivor’s Remorse (Starz): Renewed for Season 2

T

Teen Wolf (MTV): Renewed for Season 5

Togetherness (HBO): Renewed for Season 2

Top of the Lake (Sundance): Renewed for Season 2 by the BBC

Transparent (Amazon Prime): Renewed for Season 2

True Detective (HBO): Season 2 premieres in June of 2015

Tyrant (FX): Renewed for Season 2

U

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix): Renewed for Season 2

Undateable (NBC): Renewed for Season 3

Under the Dome (CBS): Season 3 premieres June 25th

Unforgettable (CBS): Cancelled

V

The Vampire Diaries (CW): Renewed for Season 7

Veep (HBO): Renewed for Season 5

Vikings (History): Renewed for Season 4

W

The Walking Dead (AMC): Renewed for Season 6

Witches of East End (Lifetime): Cancelled

Y

Younger (TV Land): Renewed for Season 2

Young & Hungry (ABC Family): Renewed for Season 2

You’re the Worst (FXX): Renewed for Season 2

Z

Z Nation (Syfy): Renewed for Season 2

 

Check back to this list frequently as it will be updated as announcements begin to roll in.

Ne-Yo Will Join Timbaland On Season 2 of ‘Empire’

Details of the new season of Empire have already been surfacing. FOX’s co-chairs Dana Walden and Gary Newman announced that Ne-Yo and Timbaland will be working together on the music.

FOX executives also mentioned that the second season will consist of 18 episodes that will be cut in half with a cliffhanger in between. Spoiler alert: A fourth Lyon son will be unveiled who is played by Zac EfronWhat white woman did Lucious knock up?

I can not wait for the premiere of season 2.

 

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Lee Daniels and Taraji P. Henson Premieres Empire At Series Mania in Paris

Lee Daniels and Taraji P. Henson went to Paris to show Empire at Series Mania.

Series Mania is a festival where upcoming and current comedies and dramas from all over the world are screened in Paris. Last night, Lee Daniels showed the French viewers two episodes of the record-breaking smash hit Empire. They were also blessed with a sneak peek of season 2, which will be focused on the story of the beloved Cookie Lyon. Afterwards he surprised the audience and brought out Cookie herself. The crowd gave them a standing ovation.

This was a big move for the show, and proves that the show will continue to be nothing but successful.

Am I the only one missing “Empire Wednesdays”? Share with your thoughts on how you think season 2 is going to unfold.

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GRAMMY Award-Nominated Crooner Calvin Richardson Releases Video For “Hearsay” [Premiere]

Calvin Richardson has released 6 studio albums throughout his career, including the GRAMMY-nominated tribute album to Bobby Womack, Facts Of Life: The Soul Of Bobby Womack. With his most recent album, I Am Calvin, Richardson has topped the Urban AC charts with both of his singles: “We Gon Love Tonite” and “Hearsay.”

In addition, two of his album cuts received prominent placement on primetime television; “Dark Side Of Love” was featured on FOX’s hit drama Empire, and “Before This Moment Leaves” was featured on the highly rated VH1 series Love & Hip Hop: New York.

“Hearsay” is a song reminiscent of all that has been good for Calvin Richardson for so many years, but at the same time parallels a level of growth almost expected from someone as gifted as he. Check out the video above.

– Scott Randell (@iamscottrandell)

Ethnic Castings Are “Too Much of a Good Thing” According to Deadline Hollywood Article

Not everyone is happy about television finally having some ethnic diversity.   Continue reading Ethnic Castings Are “Too Much of a Good Thing” According to Deadline Hollywood Article

Top 10 Wildest “Empire” Moments

Wednesday nights are not the same anymore now that season 1 of Empire is over. If you couldn’t get enough of FOX‘s best rated series in years, here is the top 10 OMG moments from this season…

1.
“I wouldn’t let anything come between a friendship, except a bullet”. Lucious Lyon, Terrence Howard, said before shooting his childhood best friend in the eye. I know if Bunky could turn back the hands of time, he wouldn’t have tried to shake Lucious down for $3 million in his own home. R.I.P. Bunky.