Ask and you shall receive. An "Empire" fan wrote to actress Taraji P. Henson, asking when Season 2 would premiere, and she just helpfully tweeted this note:

Bring it, Cookie! It can be tough for freshmen series to find their footing, but "Empire" was an instant hit for FOX. The Season 1 finale ended with about 16.7 million viewers and a massive 6.5 rating/20 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. As TheWrap noted, "Empire" will expand from 12 episodes to 18 for the 2015-2016 season, with the episodes split into two cycles. It'll retain its Wednesdays at 9 p.m. timeslot.

Here are two more Season 2 teases from Empire Writers:

It's safe to say fans are ready for round two. If you need to catch up before September 23, check out the 10 most scandalous moments from Season 1.

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