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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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Series cast summary:
Bryshere Y. Gray ...  Hakeem Lyon 95 episodes, 2015-2020
Trai Byers ...  Andre Lyon 95 episodes, 2015-2020
Terrence Howard ...  Lucious Lyon 94 episodes, 2015-2019
Taraji P. Henson ...  Cookie Lyon 94 episodes, 2015-2019
Ta'Rhonda Jones ...  Porsha 91 episodes, 2015-2019
Gabourey Sidibe ...  Becky 90 episodes, 2015-2019
Serayah ...  Tiana Brown 89 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 / ... 40 episodes, 2016-2019
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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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Their reign. Their rules. (Season 3) See more »

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Drama | Music

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

7 January 2015 (USA) See more »

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Untitled Danny Strong/Lee Daniels Project See more »

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Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Stereo

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16:9 HD
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Jamal's struggle and embracing his homosexuality is based on Jussie Smollet's experiences. 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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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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