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Good news for Empire fans but bad news for Jussie Smollett. Well, potentially bad news.  So Empire is coming back for season 6 but it may be without Jussie. There were rumors yesterday that he’d been fired from the show but that’s not exactly correct. He was given an extension BUT according to execs at Fox “at this time there are no plans for the character of Jamal to return to ‘Empire.'” Apparently they want to bring him back but they wanna see the outcome of the civil suit against him first so they’re kinda leaving him hanging for right now.  What this means for Jussie…since he signed this contract, it looks like at least for now he’ll be getting a paycheck for doing absolutely nothing.