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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Terrence Howard ...  Lucious Lyon 94 episodes, 2015-2019
Bryshere Y. Gray ...  Hakeem Lyon 94 episodes, 2015-2019
Trai Byers ...  Andre 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 88 episodes, 2015-2019
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
Xzibit ...  Shyne Johnson / ... 38 episodes, 2016-2019
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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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Welcome back to the Lyons den. (Season 2) See more »

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Drama | Music

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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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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Jussie Smollett was written out of the final two episodes of season five while his real-life legal drama played out. Jussie reportedly orchestrated a fake attack on himself to draw attention in a bid to boost his career and salary on Empire. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Saturday Night Live: Jason Momoa/Mumford & Sons (2018) 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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Cheesy heading towards cringey
4 October 2018 | by sy-holsingerSee all my reviews

Mix between being simply cheesy and uncomfortably embarrassing to sit through and watch


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