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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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Cookie tries to move forward with Angelo while struggling with guilt over her run-in with Lucious; Leah looks for Tariq's help in taking down Anika; Jamal and Tory team up in the studio.


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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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7 January 2015 (USA)  »

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Though Grace Gealey plays Anika, Lucious's fiancée who is in his age group, in real life she's a year younger than both Trai Byers (André) and Jussie Smollett (Jamal). See more »


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Empire
27 October 2015 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

The first season I was hooked and intrigued. i found it fascinating in their world. I anticipated the second season and even marked my calendar.

Second season came and I said it will get better. I gave it 3 episodes and decided it a waste of my time.

There is no fluidity in the story line. Constantly new characters are being introduced with no character build up. They come and disappear. It seems like the producers are accommodating these celebrities to appear in the show or vice versa. The producers compromises the integrity of the story line. It instead becomes a variety/musical fashion show or a very long music video.

The Empire story does not make sense anymore nor is it believable. The main character Luscious, always wins no matter what. He is able to block all the unbelievable ploys.

I believe Empire lost it. There are a lot of good shows around that last for years. My prediction Empire is a one season show. Producers invest on writers instead of the revolving door of celebrities.


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