Empire creators are looking to shake things up a bit for season two. According to reports, season two will have 18 episodes and the season will be split in half between the fall and the spring with a short hiatus in between. The plot will also have a twist when a fourth Lyon son is brought into the mix, played by Zac Efron.

The songwriting team will also get a new addition: Ne-Yo.

“We just signed Ne-Yo who’s going to be writing all new music with Timbaland,” FOX co-chairs Dana Walden and Gary Newman have announced.

Ne-Yo will reportedly remain behind the scenes, for now.

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