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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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A happy family occasion brings the Lyons back together but no one is able to agree on anything; Lucious comes face-to-face with demons from his past; Cookie reaches a breaking point; ...


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Lucious' plan to escape finally comes to a head; Cookie finds herself in a dangerous situation with Damon; Andre is haunted by a ghost from his past that he can't seem to shake; Tiana ...


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Cast

Series cast summary:
Terrence Howard ...  Lucious Lyon 87 episodes, 2015-2019
Bryshere Y. Gray ...  Hakeem Lyon 87 episodes, 2015-2019
Trai Byers ...  Andre Lyon 87 episodes, 2015-2019
Taraji P. Henson ...  Cookie Lyon 87 episodes, 2015-2019
Jussie Smollett ...  Jamal Lyon 84 episodes, 2015-2019
Ta'Rhonda Jones ...  Porsha 84 episodes, 2015-2019
Gabourey Sidibe ...  Becky 83 episodes, 2015-2019
Serayah ...  Tiana Brown 81 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
Xzibit ...  Shyne Johnson / ... 38 episodes, 2016-2019
Kaitlin Doubleday ...  Rhonda Lyon 37 episodes, 2015-2018
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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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Their reign. Their rules. (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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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 Mike & Mike: Episode dated 31 March 2015 (2015) See more »

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User Reviews

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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