By Esther Zuckerman
May 29, 2015

At the end of the summer, the Lyon family awaits. New episodes of Empire are set to begin airing Sept. 23.

The Empire writers’ Twitter account announced the return date today:

Empire will be paired on Wednesdays in the fall with Fox’s new series Rosewood, starring Morris Chestnut. Rosewood takes the 8 p.m. spot, while Empire follows.

While the first season of Empire only featured 12 episodes, more of the show is on the way in its second outing. The second, as Entertainment Weekly reported, will feature 18 episodes in two halves.

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