'American Idol' may team up with Fox hit 'Empire' this season

January 18, 2015 4:55 AM

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PASADENA, Calif. - "American Idol" producers have talked about a cross-promotion with "Empire," Fox's hot new series about a music industry family, perhaps getting some of the contestants on the scripted show, producers said Saturday.

The two shows air back-to-back on Wednesday nights. "Empire" has been a success out of the box, already earning an order for a second season, while age has cost "American Idol" its longtime status of television's biggest show.

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