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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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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 28 wins & 100 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Terrence Howard ...  Lucious Lyon 102 episodes, 2015-2020
Bryshere Y. Gray ...  Hakeem Lyon 102 episodes, 2015-2020
Trai Byers ...  Andre Lyon 102 episodes, 2015-2020
Taraji P. Henson ...  Cookie Lyon 102 episodes, 2015-2020
Ta'Rhonda Jones ...  Porsha 99 episodes, 2015-2020
Gabourey Sidibe ...  Becky 98 episodes, 2015-2020
Serayah ...  Tiana Brown 96 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 43 episodes, 2015-2019
Rekkhan ...  Engineer / ... 6 episodes, 2016-2020
Nicole Ari Parker ...  Giselle 41 episodes, 2017-2020
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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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Music. Family. Power. The battle begins. (Season 1) See more »

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Drama | Music

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Despite playing the role of the eldest Lyon brother, Trai Byers is a year younger than Jussie Smollet. 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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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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Country:

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English

Release Date:

7 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Danny Strong/Lee Daniels Project See more »

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16:9 HD
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