Following tonight’s fall finale, do you want to check out some for the first Empire season 5 episode 10 premiere-date hopes? CarterMatt is here to share with you everything we know!
Let’s start things off here with the bad news that you’re likely more than familiar with when it comes to this show: There is no new episode coming up on Fox for the first couple of months of the year. Empire is one of those series that has a tendency to take super-long breaks through the winter so that Fox can experiment with a few other shows — this is something that they are doing with a number of other series, whether it be STAR or also 911. It’s also something that they will probably continue to do as they move into the post-Disney merger era and have fewer timeslots to really work with throughout the season. Moving forward, Fox is likely going with sports programming on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays after this season.
Typically, Empire returns in March with the second half of its season and this is firmly what we imagine will happen here as well. If we can get the show back around the middle to the end of that month, it gives the writers and producers plenty of time to deliver the remainder of this season before May sweeps concludes. That’s a lot of time to push forward this show’s trademark narrative and hopefully hand down a few more surprises along the way.
Thematically, will the series be the same? We think that to some extent, it could be — albeit with a few alterations to the formula along the way. What we knew going into Empire season 5 was that this was going to be a season very much about rebuilding for Lucious Lyon and the rest of his family — which made some sense given that Empire Entertainment was no longer under his control. This was the season of having to figure things out after watching the business that you knew and loved completely fall off the edge of the world. Do you still have some of that same mojo you once did? While we think Lucious and Cookie have figured some things out, they have not made it back to the mountaintop. There is still a lot of work to be done in order to get them back to that point.
As for the chances of an Empire season 6…
While the ratings for this series are far from what they once were, it does feel like we’re going to get at least one more season to tell some stories featuring these characters. After all, isn’t there something about getting to see them ascend to the top of the mountain after everything that they’ve been through that is a little bit exciting?
What do you want to see on Empire season 5 episode 10, and when do you want to see the series back on the air? Be sure to share now in the attached comments. (Photo: Fox.)