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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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Wed, Apr 24 at 8:00 PM on Fox

Drama threatens to ruin Jamal and Kai's special day; Damon threatens to expose Cookie's secret; Teri confides in Cookie; Andre asks Lucious for help.


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Wednesday, April 17

As law enforcement closes in on Empire, Jeff Kingsley seeks the truth about what really happened between Lucious and Tracy Kingsley; Teri and the Lyons pray for Andre's health; Cookie ...


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Wednesday, April 10

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2019   2018   2017   2016   2015   Unknown  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 26 wins & 98 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Terrence Howard ...  Lucious Lyon 81 episodes, 2015-2019
Bryshere Y. Gray ...  Hakeem Lyon 81 episodes, 2015-2019
Jussie Smollett ...  Jamal Lyon 81 episodes, 2015-2019
Trai Byers ...  Andre Lyon 81 episodes, 2015-2019
Taraji P. Henson ...  Cookie Lyon 81 episodes, 2015-2019
Ta'Rhonda Jones ...  Porsha 78 episodes, 2015-2019
Gabourey Sidibe ...  Becky 77 episodes, 2015-2019
Serayah ...  Tiana Brown 75 episodes, 2015-2019
Grace Byers ...  Anika Calhoun 66 episodes, 2015-2018
Andre Royo ...  Thirsty Rawlings 57 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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Prepare for reign. Royalty keeps it real. (Season 3) 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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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In 2011, Howard played Nelson Mandela in Winnie Mandela alongside Jennifer Hudson . See more »


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Stereotypical
25 September 2018 | by lmcbrien3145See all my reviews

I had to stop watching after the first season because the show promotes the worst stereotypes of the african-american community.


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