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Empire: Wednesdays at 8:00pm

EMPIRE is a powerful drama about a family dynasty set within the glamorous, and sometimes dangerous, world of hip-hop music. The show revolves around the Lyon family and their media company, Empire Entertainment. The founder, Lucious Lyon (Terrance Howard), is the king of hip-hop, but his company and reign are constantly threatened by his family, including his ex-wife, Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson); his sons, Jamal (Jussie Smollett), Hakeem (Bryshere “Yazz” Gray) and Andre (Trai Byers); and a volatile and competitive music industry. In the twisty world of EMPIRE, nothing is as simple as it seems!