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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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Lucious tries to make amends for his wrongdoings with an old friend; Cookie vies to take control of the house; Andre and Lucious go head-to-head in a competition to figure out the ...


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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Terrence Howard ...  Lucious Lyon 89 episodes, 2015-2019
Bryshere Y. Gray ...  Hakeem Lyon 89 episodes, 2015-2019
Trai Byers ...  Andre Lyon 89 episodes, 2015-2019
Taraji P. Henson ...  Cookie Lyon 88 episodes, 2015-2019
Ta'Rhonda Jones ...  Porsha 85 episodes, 2015-2019
Jussie Smollett ...  Jamal Lyon 84 episodes, 2015-2019
Gabourey Sidibe ...  Becky 84 episodes, 2015-2019
Serayah ...  Tiana Brown 82 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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Taglines:

Music. Family. Power. The battle begins. (Season 1) 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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Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Originally pitched as a film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Bachelor/ette Party (2018) See more »

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The AUTO-TUNE Empire
15 December 2016 | by trudystillbottomSee all my reviews

A good show gone bad. In the beginning, Cookie was the breakout and deservedly so, but now, in season 3 she is a cartoon. Empire has forgotten the Cardinal Rule of nighttime soaps. That is you have to have at least one character that is good and likable. That never wavers from that good. Here, almost every character is completely deplorable. Too many guest stars mugging for the camera. And all the children of privilege, getting much more than they deserve, and not equal in the talent department. It also past time to turn off that auto-tune machine. It is obvious that Hakeem does not possess the talent of the character and the excessive use of auto-tune in his performances is like painting everyone bright luminous yellow. Jamal is talented, but his distinctive voice and style makes everything sound repetitive and is approaching tiresome. We saw the rise of this Empire, I guess we now get to see the fall.


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