Gabourey Sidibe, Ta?Rhonda Jones

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Empire's assistants are getting a promotion!

They may still be Lucious and Cookie's lackeys (for now), but Gabourey Sidibe (Becky) and Ta'Rhonda Jones (Porsha) will reportedly be series regulars once season two starts.

It's no surprise that the Fox hit is adjusting a few people up, since it's the hottest new thing on TV.

To call it a hit is actually kind of an understatement, since it completely ruled the world of television when it premiered earlier this year and proceeded to do the unheard of by increasing in ratings every single week, surpassing other shows left and right. It also ruled over social media, with everyone and their mothers tweeting about the various nefarious doings of Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) or the hair-pulling badassery of his ex-wife Cookie (Taraji P. Henson). 

The season finale pulled in more than 17.5 million viewers and a 6.8 rating, which is almost unheard of these days. Those are Big Bang Theory numbers, people.

It also helps that the show simultaneously took over the music world, too. The show's soundtrack debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 in March, just ahead of Madonna and Luke Bryan.

In other words, this is Empire's world, we're just living in it, and Sidibe and Jones have got some of the best jobs on TV. Now we just have to wait for news of when season two will finally grace us with its presence!

TVLine was the first to report the news. 

How excited are you? Take your celebration to the comments with your hopes, dreams, and predictions for season two!

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