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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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The Many Faces of Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson reigns as Cookie Lyon in "Empire." Check out other roles she's played on TV and in the movies.

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Season 5 Premiere



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Wednesday, May 23

As the Empire ownership bid presentation nears, Lucious must make a difficult decision to save the future of the company.


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Wednesday, May 16

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5   4   3   2   1  
2018   2017   2016   2015  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 24 wins & 83 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
...  Lucious Lyon 66 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Hakeem Lyon 66 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Jamal Lyon 66 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Andre Lyon 66 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Anika Calhoun 66 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Cookie Lyon 66 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Porsha 63 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Becky 62 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Tiana Brown 60 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Thirsty Rawlings 42 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Chicken 39 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Rhonda Lyon 37 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Shyne Johnson / ... 37 episodes, 2016-2018
...  Freda Gatz / ... 30 episodes, 2015-2017
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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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Drama | Music

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7 January 2015 (USA)  »

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Untitled Danny Strong/Lee Daniels Project  »

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Wesley Snipes was considered for the part of Lucious Lyon before Terrence Howard was ultimately cast. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in The Simpsons: The Great Phatsby: Part 1 (2017) See more »

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Good Enough
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Performed by Jussie Smollett
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Epic... Empire
2 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

I love this show. I wasn't going to watch it because I am more of a binge watcher and I don't subscribe to cable TV. However, I love Taraji & Terrence together since Hustle & Flow. They just fit perfect together for this series. The issues that arise within this family are real. The dynamics are present in every family household from illness, to the struggle that wealth brings, to homosexuality to obesity and style. The music is amazing. You don't have to love rap or hip hop to appreciate the musical talent behind the scenes of this show. My favorite character is Cookie of course. She is an OG gangsta female who is unafraid to speak her mind and is always in the Height of Fashion. Besides that the chemistry that still exists between her and Luscious is palpable. He loves her for who she is and always was. She never stopped loving him either. I will watch this show play out and it will be one of very few that I watch from TV. ITS DEFINITELY WORTH IT!


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