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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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Series cast summary:
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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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7 January 2015 (USA)  »

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Kaitlin Doubleday "Rhonda" though in season three of Empire she plays a spirit tormenting her widower husband "Andre Lyon" (Trai Byers), she also plays a spirit tormenting her ex-fiancés new fiancé in season one episode 5 of Witches of East End. See more »

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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #33.23 (2016) See more »

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Captivating!
27 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

#TeamCookie This show is definitely captivating. The drama, the music, the actors/actresses just all make for one heck of a show. It touches on so many issues we deal with in today's society and brings them to the forefront: Bi-polar disorder, ALS, sexuality, dysfunctional families, following your dreams, standing up for yourself/confidence, being able to move beyond your circumstances and so many other things. I am especially happy to see these things being touched on so that it can open the dialog to deal with these issues, especially in the Black community. Taraji's character illustrates a mother's love and how she will do anything even sacrifice her freedom to ensure her family will escape the perils of poverty and life in the slums. Terrance's character shows how money can change you and when you loose yourself in the process you also loose so much more. A man that choose his dream over love and now regrets it while living in two worlds his old and his new. I could on but I urge you to tune in and see it for yourself. It's a new spin on a classic life story.


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