TV network Fox has some serious trouble on its hands courtesy of hit show “Empire.” Reports claim season two filming may land the company in court.

According to reports, the show’s decision to shoot a portion of season two at a juvenile detention center could turn costly.

With the Season 3 debut of Empire just weeks away, the first two episodes of the Fox blockbuster’s second season today are at the center of a potential big-bucks class action lawsuit filed over filming at a Chicago juvenile detention center that left hundreds of underage inmates in “lockdown.” “The Fox Defendants deliberately encouraged the Government Defendants to improperly place the JTDC on lockdown during the filming of Empire, for commercial benefit,” says the wide-ranging lawsuit from two now-former residents of the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center. (Deadline)

This week, “Empire” actress Taraji P. Henson teased the series’ season three return.

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In early August, “Empire” went to Twitter and revealed R&B icon Mariah Carey would make an appearance when “Empire” returns.

Carey will play Kitty, a mega-superstar who comes to Empire to collaborate with Jamal Lyon (Jussie Smollett) on an explosive new song. When the duet encounters obstacles, Kitty helps Jamal dig deep to overcome personal difficulties and reach a musical breakthrough. Her episode airs Wednesday, Oct. 5. (Variety)

Last month, Taraji revealed rap icon Biz Markie would appear in season three.

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