Jussie Smollett Joins WGN's 'Underground' This Week

According to Shadow and Act, "Empire's" Jussie Smollett will guest star in WGN America's acclaimed new hit series "Underground," marking the first time in 20 years that Smollett will appear in the same series as his younger sister Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Rosalee). Smollett will play Josey, a "wild-eyed runaway," in the upcoming episode, "Firefly," premiering this Wednesday, March 30 at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) on WGN America.

"Underground" was the #1 trending topic on Twitter last Wednesday night during its airing, and fans can catch up on the much-talked about series in a marathon of the first three episodes airing back-to-back today starting at 8 p.m.

Season-to-date, WGN America's "Underground" has delivered a remarkable 3 million Total Viewers on Wednesday nights in Live + 3 DVR viewing and is the network's highest performing original drama ever. The hit freshman show is the #6 highest-rated cable series premiere of the 2015-16 Broadcast TV season.  From creators and executive producers Misha Green and Joe Pokaski, and executive producer John Legend, the 10-episode, hour-long program tells the unflinching story of a group of courageous men and women who band together for the fight of their lives – for their families, their future and their freedom.