*Cookie Lyon and her dysfunctional family are headed to TV One.
The cable channel has secured an off-network licensing deal for the top-rated drama series with Fox’s Twentieth TV arm, reports Variety.
TV One will run a marathon of the show’s second season leading up to its finale on Fox next month. Meanwhile, episodes from the first and second seasons will air weekly beginning this summer.
“We are ecstatic to partner with 20th Television and Imagine in showcasing one of the biggest hits in television history,” said TV One president Brad Siegel. “‘Empire’ dominates the media landscape with a first-rate cast, original music content, engaging plots and celebrity guests. TV One is proud to be the exclusive cable network home for the series as it represents our brand promise to defy expectations.”
Fox previously set an SVOD licensing deal for “Empire” with Hulu.