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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.

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12 Comments
  1. Diz says:

    I don’t need other celebs trying to reap benefits from Empire. All I need is Cookie!

  2. uk-usa-tvaddict says:

    18 episodes and a ton of guest stars has me worried (Sleepy Hollow S2 I am looking at you). As long as the writing team concentrates on the core characters and introduces just a few new elements season 2 could be as amazing as season 1. If however they get carried away with lots of guest stars, amnesia storylines and people coming back from the dead, then I’m out.

    • 'A' Has Been Revived says:

      Well its a good thing its split 9 and 9. That way, they don’t have to do any fillers and it won’t get stale. 9 amazing episodes in the fall and 9 in the spring. Be glad its not 18 straight through. I don’t know if I could do that lol. But it all depends on the writing team which I am confident will deliver. :D

  3. abz says:

    Aside from the main cast, the only guest star I really want to see come back is Raven Symone.

  4. jss0058 says:

    I’m not surprised but Fox really should have resisted the urge to expand the episode count. 12 episodes that start in January each year makes it more of an “event” I’m not too worried about the guest stars though

  5. Sally McLinn says:

    I get the feeling that FOX IS GOING to screw up this tv show. They are known to tinker and tinker and destroy something good (American Idol?)

  6. Empire is sensational. Love it, love it, love it!!!!! The cast is wonderful!!! Can’t wait til next season.

  7. rawley says:

    You’re playing fast and loose with the term “rock god” there.

  8. Ndonku says:

    Will love to see season 2 with no role from a gay, am not bordered about the numerous celebraties that will be included.