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Empire 

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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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"Empire" Returns: Relive the Drama of the Lyon Dynasty

Lucious and Cookie Lyon are back, and we're taking a look at some of the best moments from the first four seasons of "Empire."

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Tonight at 8:00 PM on Fox

The Lyons try to sign a new artist for their new project in their effort to get their groove back.


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Wednesday, October 10

Cookie and Lucious rely on the family and old allies to get back in the music game.


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Wednesday, October 3

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5   4   3   2   1  
2018   2017   2016   2015   Unknown  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 25 wins & 93 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Terrence Howard ...  Lucious Lyon 69 episodes, 2015-2018
Bryshere Y. Gray ...  Hakeem Lyon 69 episodes, 2015-2018
Jussie Smollett ...  Jamal Lyon 69 episodes, 2015-2018
Trai Byers ...  Andre Lyon 69 episodes, 2015-2018
Taraji P. Henson ...  Cookie Lyon 69 episodes, 2015-2018
Grace Byers ...  Anika Calhoun 66 episodes, 2015-2018
Ta'Rhonda Jones ...  Porsha 66 episodes, 2015-2018
Gabourey Sidibe ...  Becky 65 episodes, 2015-2018
Serayah ...  Tiana Brown 63 episodes, 2015-2018
Andre Royo ...  Thirsty Rawlings 45 episodes, 2015-2018
AzMarie Livingston ...  Chicken 40 episodes, 2015-2018
Kaitlin Doubleday ...  Rhonda Lyon 37 episodes, 2015-2018
Xzibit ...  Shyne Johnson 37 episodes, 2016-2018
Bre-Z ...  Freda Gatz / ... 30 episodes, 2015-2017
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Storyline

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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It's their move. (Season 5) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

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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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Taraji P. Henson, who portrays Cookie Lyon, the mother of Jamal (Jussie Smollett), is only 13 years older than he is. Trai Byers (Andre Lyon) and Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon) are the same age (born in 1983), although Andre is the older brother in the series. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #33.80 (2016) See more »

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Live in the Moment
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Performed by Jussie Smollett and Bryshere Y. Gray
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User Reviews

 
god awful
3 May 2017 | by joerghuebnerSee all my reviews

I really can't understand the popularity of this show: African American stereotypes in every possible way, combined with a really unbelievable story line, and a cast of awful actors playing awful characters. I remember a show called Wiseguy, season two "dead dog records story line", well that was more believable. I'm sorry but I think it's wasted time. I admit that some of the songs aren't bad, but that's not enough.


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