Caught between lower than expected ratings and the costs of doing business with a former corporate sibling, the Star and Proven Innocent cancellations, painful as they were for those concerned, were pretty straightforward.
The executive then said that there were no plans for Smollett's return.
Fox actually axed a number of its current series, including the Empire spinoff Star.
Uber shares fall for second day after ill-fated IPO; Lyft follows
First, the timing of Uber's IPO coincided with a general "risk off" pivot amid Sino-American trade war concerns, she said. Its shares have been in a free-fall since debuting in late March, trading down 29% from its IPO price of $72.
Sources on the show tell us cast members - including Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard - feel Jussie deserves a fair shake, and that should include a full return to the show. But will the network bring back the show's most well-known actor for a reprise? "As the series enters its final season, one thing is for sure, the Lyons never go out without a bang", the network said in a statement.
Jussie Smollett allegedly paid two Nigerian-American men to attack him, essentially wasting hours of the police's time and taxpayer dollars.
Prosecutors inexplicably dropped the 16 felony counts against Smollett several weeks later, a move criticized by police, the mayor, and a state prosecutors group.
"Empire" will end its run after its upcoming sixth season, Fox announced Monday - amid national speculation about Jussie Smollett's status on the hit music drama.
Pompeo to Meet with Putin in Russian Federation
The Europeans have set up a complicated barter-type system to skirt direct financial transactions with Iran and so evade possible US sanctions.
Also on the fall slate is the new animated comedy "Bless the Harts", which takes the 8:30 p.m. Sunday slot immediately after "The Simpsons".
"Empire" was a boon for Fox in its early seasons, with unprecedented ratings growth that prompted (often tone-deaf) discussions about the value of diverse programming.
Fox confirmed that the sixth season of Empire will be the final.
Why Missandei's death on Game Of Thrones felt particularly problematic
Yet each brutal maneuver that bought her a bit more time or power also cost her allies until the queen was alone and overrun. Arya survived the episode, but Jaime and Cersei did not - in a move that was also destined from the beginning of the series.