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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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Cookie is offered a career game-changer; Jamal works diligently to make Tiana and Treasure's track a success; Lucious, Cookie and Giselle deliberate future plans for the artists at ...


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With the reputation of the family business on the line, the Lyons strategize on how to clean up Kingsley's mess and introduce a new and improved Empire.


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5   4   3   2   1  
2019   2018   2017   2016   2015  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 25 wins & 99 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Terrence Howard ...  Lucious Lyon 80 episodes, 2015-2019
Bryshere Y. Gray ...  Hakeem Lyon 80 episodes, 2015-2019
Jussie Smollett ...  Jamal Lyon 80 episodes, 2015-2019
Trai Byers ...  Andre Lyon 80 episodes, 2015-2019
Taraji P. Henson ...  Cookie Lyon 80 episodes, 2015-2019
Ta'Rhonda Jones ...  Porsha 77 episodes, 2015-2019
Gabourey Sidibe ...  Becky 76 episodes, 2015-2019
Serayah ...  Tiana Brown 74 episodes, 2015-2019
Grace Byers ...  Anika Calhoun 66 episodes, 2015-2018
Andre Royo ...  Thirsty Rawlings 56 episodes, 2015-2019
AzMarie Livingston ...  Chicken 44 episodes, 2015-2019
Kaitlin Doubleday ...  Rhonda Lyon 37 episodes, 2015-2018
Xzibit ...  Shyne Johnson / ... 37 episodes, 2016-2018
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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

Aspect Ratio:

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 The Simpsons: Simprovised (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

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

 
Epic... Empire
2 February 2015 | by bwair33-152-151784See 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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