After two seasons of having viewers think so hard whether it would happen, Mariah Carey has set a date to guest star on Fox’s Empire. Mariah will be on the October 5 episode, the network confirmed on Monday at a TV critics bi-annual press tour.
Mariah will play a superstar singer named Kitty, who collaborates with Jussie Smollett’s character, Jamal Lyon, on a new song. Lyon has a creative block until Kitty helps him deal with some personal issues to make the song work.
‘Mariah loves the show,’ and has long made a point of sharing her passion for it when they have met at events, said Dana Walden, chairman and CEO of the Fox Television Group. Mariah filmed the episodes last week, Walden said.
Empire returns Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. on Fox.