Smollett and His “Empire” Castmates May Soon Hit the Road

Jussie Smollett may soon be performing at a concert venue near you…

Fox is “certainly thinking” about sending out the stars of its insta-hit hip-hop drama series Empire out on tour, according to

Jussie Smollett

Dana Walden, co-chair and co-CEO of Fox Television Group, tells the site that a live musical tour — much like the one the network did with Glee for two summers — is a definite possibility for the ratings juggernaut.

“There’s no reason not to think of having all sorts of ancillary opportunities with this show,” Walden says.

Empire, which earned an early sophomore season renewal in January, has proven to be a ratings hit. For an unbelievable seventh week in a row, the series — a primetime soap about a family dynasty divided by the fight to control a hip-hop empire — surged in the ratings, netting 13.8 million viewers last Wednesday. That’s up from the previous week’s 13 million viewers, up from the previous week’s 12 million.

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