It's never too early to talk about Empire Season 2, right?
We didn't think so.
At FOX's Upfront Presentation in New York City on Monday, the network offered up a handful of nuggets regarding the hottest new show in television.
- Empire will remain in its time slot of 9 p.m. on Wednesdays because... why mess with a good thing, right? It will be preceded by a new drama starring Morris Chestnut and titled Rosewood.
- Empire will air 9 new episodes this fall and then return some time in early 2016 to finish its 18-episode season (an increase over last year's 12-episode season).
- Chris Rock, Alicia Keys and Lenny Kravitz will all guest star on Empire Season 2 in some capacity.
The series, of course, has become as well known for its big-time guest stars as for its music and crazy awesome storylines.
On Empire Season 1, for example, Jennifer Hudson, Patti LaBelle, Courtney Love and Gladys Knight all stopped by for extended roles or cameos.
Wondering what all the excitement is over?
Head over to TV Fanatic throughout this summer and watch Empire online at any time.