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Empire 

TV-14 | | Drama, Music | TV Series (2015– )
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A hip-hop mogul must choose a successor among his three sons who are battling for control over his multi-million dollar company, while his ex-wife schemes to reclaim what is hers.
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 27 wins & 100 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Terrence Howard ...  Lucious Lyon 102 episodes, 2015-2020
Bryshere Y. Gray ...  Hakeem Lyon 102 episodes, 2015-2020
Trai Byers ...  Andre Lyon 102 episodes, 2015-2020
Taraji P. Henson ...  Cookie Lyon 102 episodes, 2015-2020
Ta'Rhonda Jones ...  Porsha 99 episodes, 2015-2020
Gabourey Sidibe ...  Becky 98 episodes, 2015-2020
Serayah ...  Tiana Brown 96 episodes, 2015-2020
Jussie Smollett ...  Jamal Lyon 84 episodes, 2015-2019
Grace Byers ...  Anika Calhoun 66 episodes, 2015-2018
Andre Royo ...  Thirsty Rawlings 60 episodes, 2015-2019
AzMarie Livingston ...  Chicken 44 episodes, 2015-2019
Rekkhan ...  Engineer / ... 44 episodes, 2016-2020
Nicole Ari Parker ...  Giselle 41 episodes, 2017-2020
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Lucious, the founder and CEO of a successful record label has been diagnosed with ALS. He must choose one of his three sons to take over the company when he dies. Meanwhile, his ex wife and co-founder, Cookie, has been released from prison and wants to reclaim her rightful place in the company. Written by Jennifer Holmes

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Prepare for reign. Royalty keeps it real. (Season 3) See more »

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Drama | Music

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Jussie Smollett is the older brother of actress Jurnee Smollett. See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Halsey (2019) See more »

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Tell the Truth
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Performed by Jussie Smollett
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Going downhill fast
24 May 2017 | by LGBenSee all my reviews

The first season of Empire was entertaining ... now it is just silly/stupid - no longer worth watching. The characters have become too extreme. Racist portrayals are disturbing. For a family that supposedly is close, there is far too much back stabbing and maneuvering - especially since they are portrayed as being hoodlum-like. One expects more character elimination and less soap opera drama. Without major improvements, I don't expect Empire to last much longer. BORING AND TEDIOUS.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Danny Strong/Lee Daniels Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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16:9 HD
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