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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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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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 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 (26 episodes, 2015-2016)
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 Freda Gatz / ... (23 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Employee / ... (21 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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Music. Family. Power. The battle begins. (Season 1) See more »

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Drama | Music

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7 January 2015 (USA)  »

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Untitled Danny Strong/Lee Daniels Project  »

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Trai Byers and Kaitlin Doubleday (married on show) share the same birthday. Byers is one year older. See more »

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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 3 April 2015 (2015) See more »

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Terrific acting, plot and music
7 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First • I don't typically like rap and hip hop but I LOVED THIS. I am only not giving this a 10 because it's the first episode but OH HOT DANG it's great. There is not one bad actor or tress. Let's start out with saying GABOUREY SIDIBE HAS NOT DONE ONE BAD ROLE. She is a phenomenon. I will keep this short and spoiler free and say that it has something for EVERYONE. I can understand why people wouldn't like it but keep and open mind. It has good music (which you don't have to be a hip hop fan to like because, I liked it A LOT) Good acting which is always good. Great plot And basically great everything. I can't recommend this enough.


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