Jussie Smollett may have gotten away with his crime in Chicago.
But his career is going down the drain.
And Smollett just received the worst news possible that he didn’t see coming.
Producers of the show Empire had already decided they would not ask Jussie Smollett to return to the show.
Allegedly, the few fans he has left have pleaded with the network to bring him back.
But FOX just made a big announcement that will make that impossible.
The show is being cancelled after all of the negative media attention from Jussie Smollett.
The FOX drama Empire is slated to end after season six as producers for the embattled program say there are still “no plans” for actor Jussie Smollett to return, according to a report.
“We are turning the final season into a large TV event, we are trying to go out guns a blazing,” Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier said during Fox’s Upfront conference call on Monday, per Deadline. “You allow fans to lean in and have the ending they deserve.”
When pressed on whether Smollet would return to the show, Collier replied vaguely that while there’s an option for the embattled star to return, “we have no plans for that,” adding that Empire’s writers haven’t begun sketching out the show’s final season yet.
Last month, Fox Entertainment announced Smollett would not return to the series next season in the wake of allegations by Chicago officials the actor lied about a supposed racially motivated attack.
Not only did Jussie Smollett lose his role on Empire . . . but Fox was forced to cancel the show altogether.
Smollett is now too toxic for any movie or television show to employ.
His publicity stunt backfired so much so that now others will lose their jobs because of his staged attack.
Had Smollett not staged a fake hate crime, he would still be on the show and it would’ve likely continued for another season.
It could be a very long time before the actor finds another job in Hollywood.