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Empire Serayah Series Regular

Empire Promotes Serayah for Season 2

Watch out, Hakeem: Tiana’s apparently around for the long haul.

Empire has promoted Serayah, who plays up-and-coming pop star Tiana on the Fox drama, to series regular for Season 2, our sister site Deadline reports.

The actress, whose character is an Empire Entertainment artist at one point romantically linked to Lucious Lyon’s youngest son, appeared in six Season 1 episodes.

Co-stars Gabourey Sidibe and Ta’Rhonda JonesĀ received similar promotions at the end of the drama’s freshman season.

Empire returns to Fox on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 9/8c.