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Empire Season 2: Chris Rock, Alicia Keys and Lenny Kravitz to Guest-Star

Empire Season 2 Chris Rock

Comedian Chris Rock, R&B superstar Alicia Keys and rock god Lenny Kravitz have all signed on for guest-starring roles during Season 2 of the Fox megahit Empire.

The castings (though no details on their roles) were announced at Fox’s’ annual Upfront presentation on Monday, following the live performance of a Season 1 medley by virtually the entire cast, Taraji P. Henson included.

Season 2 of Empire, as reported Monday morning, will be expanded from 12 to 18 episodes, split into two cycles with a winter break in between.

Season 1 of the musical sudser featured guest stars such as Jennifer Hudson, Patti LaBelle, Courtney Love and Gladys Knight.