Empire Returns To FOX on September 23!

EMPIRE: Lucious (Terrence Howard, L) and Cookie (Taraji P. Henson, R) enter Empire Entertainment in the "Unto the Breach" episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, March 4 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Chuck Hodes/FOX

Are you jonesing for some COOKIE? Now we know exactly how long we have to wait until the FOX smash hit Empire, comes back to the airwaves.

Cookie herself, Taraji P Henson, was the first to reveal the season 2 premiere date.

The Empire writers followed up with a confirmation tweet.

After the first season’s ground-breaking ratings, many stars have lined up to  on Empire, including singer/producer/songwriter Ne-Yo, is set to compose music for the series, alongside series music producer, Timbaland. Comedian Chris Rock, R&B singer,  Alicia Keys and  rocker, Lenny Kravitz, have also signed up for season 2 guest spots.

Empire season 2 will air 18 episodes in two uninterrupted installments. Part one in the fall will lead up to a big cliffhanger, followed by part 2 in the spring.

Are you excited for the return of Empire?

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