How is Empire Faring without Jussie Smollett?

TVOvermind - 03-22

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The television show Empire had its first episode aired since actor Jussie Smollett was arrested in Chicago on charges of making false statements to police. After the well-publicized arrest, Smollett was removed from the show pending the outcome of his upcoming trial. This decision to remove him from the series was made even after he had personally appeared before the cast of Empire and claimed his innocence.