Mary J. Blige, John Legend Will Play A Very Empire Christmas Special

Empire isn’t quite the phenomenon it was at the beginning of the year, but it continues to draw ridiculous monster ratings for Fox. And while the show’s storylines might not allow for the sort of yuletide warmth that a Christmas special usually demands, Fox is still doing everything it can to bring the magic of Empire to the holidays. TV Line reports that Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Hinson, the show’s stars, will host a variety special called Taraji And Terrence’s White Hot Holiday. It’ll feature performances from Mary J. Blige, John Legend, Jamie Foxx, and others. And we can only hope for a live performance of “Snitch Bitch.” The special will air 12/9 at 9 eastern.