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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 receives news from Cookie that makes him unsure about the future; Giuliana convinces Lucious to go along with her plans.


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Empire faces an expensive lawsuit after the attack at Hakeem's Birthday party. Luscious becomes ill and Andre reveals his plans for Empire's Vegas venture. Angelo and Cookie watch the ...


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 Lucious Lyon (43 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Hakeem Lyon (43 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Jamal Lyon (43 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Andre Lyon (43 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Anika Calhoun (43 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Cookie Lyon (43 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Porsha (40 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Becky (39 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Tiana Brown (37 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Rhonda Lyon (36 episodes, 2015-2016)
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 Chicken (28 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Freda Gatz / ... (25 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Employee / ... (22 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Thirsty Rawlings (20 episodes, 2015-2017)
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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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Mo'Nique claims she was offered the role of Cookie Lyon, though Danny Strong and Lee Daniels deny this. Daniels admits to discussing the role with Mo'Nique, but that early discussions with the Fox Network prevented him from offering her the part, as she had gained a "difficult" reputation following her Oscar win. See more »


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Epic... Empire
2 February 2015 | by (Las Vegas, NV) – See 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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