Every fan and everyone who works on a show hopes that their show lives a long life, gets really popular and then gets to end on its own terms. Sometimes all of those things happen but the route from the beginning to the end is still less than ideal. Sometimes the show can get too big for its own good. Sometimes the show wears out its welcome sooner than expected. Sometimes the show gets dragged out longer than it should have. Sometimes when the end comes, another show takes away its shine. That is the nature of the TV business so I guess that means Empire will probably seriously jump the shark in season 2, kinda like how Glee did.