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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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Season 3 Returns


Sat, Mar 25 at 9:00 PM on Fox
S3.E10 Sound & Fury
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When Lucious announces his new project, Cookie vows to dethrone him, igniting an epic battle; Jamal befriends a fellow musician in rehab; Hakeem and Tiana fight Nessa for a spot in the ...


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Wednesday, December 14, 2016
S3.E9 A Furnace for Your Foe
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Cookie hosts a free park concert to help Angelo appeal to the masses and win his bid to become mayor; the FBI continues its investigation of Lucious and freezes Empire's assets.


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S3.E8 The Unkindest Cut
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Series cast summary:
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 Lucious Lyon (41 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Hakeem Lyon (41 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Jamal Lyon (41 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Andre Lyon (41 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Anika Calhoun (41 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Cookie Lyon (41 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Porsha (38 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Becky (37 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Rhonda Lyon (36 episodes, 2015-2016)
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 Tiana Brown (35 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Chicken (28 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Freda Gatz / ... (23 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Employee / ... (22 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Thirsty Rawlings (18 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Office Employee / ... (17 episodes, 2016-2017)
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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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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 »


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Growing into a favorite
19 November 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Although I liked the first season, I was not as impressed as ratings and reviews posed. I felt the show was catchy at best, but the constant barrage of A-list musical guest appearances seemed gimmicky, while the show seemed to run too quickly through issues that could have had more effect if they were given the proper time to play out. I feared that it would fizzle out quickly due to overly forced agendas and constantly pushing for gasps and "Oh-no-he-didn't" moments. However; then season two came along... and it was as if Lee Daniels had read my mind. The show has since, slowed down and is very interesting, but not in a cliché manner. The overly hyped agendas took their rightful place behind the lines of good story-telling and the music is as good, if not better than it was before, which is hard to achieve because it's always been good! I find myself wondering what certain characters are up to and wanting to see more each week. I'm really excited and happy to be able to support the show, not just out of desire to support my black community but because it really is a good show!!!

Hopes for the future: let Hakeim do more music! He hardly performs this season.


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