Jan. 07, 2015
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60 min.
FOX TV Network

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Empire (2015)

EMPIRE is a powerful new drama that follows Lucius Lyon the head of a music empire whose reign has been unchallenged for years. But all that changes when he learns he has a disease and must choose one of his three sons to take ove..Complicating matters is their mother and Lucious' ex-wife Cookie Lyon who emerges from prison to claim her share. Plenty of drama pack, family tv show,America's most watched tv show.

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'Empire' To End After Season 6

Fox announced today that Empire will be coming to an end after its upcoming sixth season. The news comes just two weeks after the hip hop drama was picked up for Season 6. In a conference call, network executives promised that the final season will be a "large TV event" that will be comprised of 20 episodes - its longest season to-date.
The network's decision to ax the series comes as somewhat of a surprise considering it currently ranks as Fox's #2 drama in both overall viewers and the coveted adults 18-49 demographic. But looking at the big picture, the show's recent ratings pale in comparison to when it dominated everything else on broadcast television during its heyday. And although it is still a formidable performer, its numbers likely couldn't justify the rising costs to produce it.
Look for the sixth and final season of Empire to return as part of Fox's 2019-2020 lineup this fall

2 months ago - Comment [1]

'Empire' Renewed For Season 5

Fox has ordered a fifth season of its popular hip hop drama Empire.
The pickup comes as no surprise considering the show's success over the past three years. Easily Fox's biggest hit in recent history, Empire burst onto the scene in 2015 with not only strong critical acclaim, but ratings that towered over its competition. Awards show recognition followed and it quickly became a flagship for the network. While its ratings have now pulled back to levels far from what they were in its heyday, the series remains a formidable prime time player.
Co-created by Lee Daniels, Empire stars Terrence Howard as a hip hop mogul in an ever-changing power struggle with his ex-wife, played by Taraji P. Henson, for control over their family's entertainment dynasty.
Look for Season 5 to return as part of Fox's 2018-2019 lineup this fall.

1 year ago - Comment [0]

Empire Renewed For Season 4

Fox announced today at its Television Critics Association session that Empire has been renewed for a fourth season. The early pickup, which it also received at this time last year, is no surprise, as the flagship drama has continued its run as TV's #1 broadcast series in the key adults 18-49 demographic.
Empire's strong ratings trend is bolstered by positive critical acclaim in not only reviews but also awards, receiving recognition with from the likes of the Golden Globes and the Television Critics Association, among others. Led by an impressive cast featuring Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, the series follows a family hip hop dynasty and the power struggle for control of their company.
Look for the second half of Season 3 to return on March 22, with Season 4 following in the fall.

2 years ago - Comment [0]

Empire Renewed For Season 3

Fox announced today that hit series Empire has been renewed for a third season. The sophomore drama has continued its strong ratings trend as broadcast TV's top series, and recently received recognition at this year's Golden Globe Awards. The show was nominated in the Best Drama category, though it ultimately lost to Mr. Robot. Star Taraji P. Henson did take home a Golden Globe for best actress in a drama.
Look for Season 3 of Empire this fall.

3 years ago - Comment [17]

Fox Renews Empire

Fox announced today that its newest drama Empire has been renewed for a second season. The freshman series, which premiered earlier this month, is off to an impressive start for the network. Its premiere episode on January 7 topped the night with a 3.8 rating in the adults 18-49 demo, and its second episode built on that with a 4.0.
While still early, it's clear that Fox has a potential hit on its hands. If the show's numbers continue to be this strong, Empire will not only be the top new series of the season, but also one of the top-rated broadcast shows on television.

4 years ago - Comment [27]

FOX Picks Up 'Empire' To Series
Fox has picked up it's drama pilot Empire to series. Empire, which hails from The Butler’s Lee Daniels and Danny Strong, is described as a family drama set in the world of a hip-hop empire. The script was written by Strong and Daniels, who also directed the pilot. Empire has long been considered a front runner for a series order at Fox, with the drama landing at the network following a bidding war back in January 2014.

5 years ago - Comment [0]

Singer Macy Gray Joins FOX's Pilot 'Empire'
Grammy winner Macy Gray is slated to join FOX's pilot Empire. The new hip-hop drama stars Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon, the ex-wife of Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard), the head of the record label Empire Entertainment. Gray will have a recurring role as Tasha, an older woman exerting substantial influence and control over the Lyons' very young son, Hakeen Lyon, with whom she is having a scandalous affair.

5 years ago - Comment [0]

Taraji P. Henson Joins FOX's Hip Hop Drama 'Empire'
Fox’s Empire pilot has cast its female lead, former Person Of Interest cast member Taraji P. Henson. From Danny Strong and director Lee Daniels, the prospective series is a unique family drama set in the world of a hip-hop and centering on music mogul Lucious Lyon. Henson will play Cookie Lyon, Lucious’ ex-wife and former business partner. She is described as a sexy, outrageous, over-the-top force who has spent 17 years of hard time in prison for dealing drugs, funneling the ill-gotten gains into Lucious’s then-fledging music empire.

5 years ago - Comment [2]
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