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Air Date: January 7th, 2015

Network: FOX

Series Summary
When a music CEO learns he is seriously ill, his sons and ex-wife begin battling for his throne.

Rating: TV14

Genres: Drama


  • Season 4 - Episode 9 : Slave to Memory Dec 13, 2017

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    Cookie and Lucious devise an elaborate plan to take down Diana Dubois; Andre recovers from his mental breakdown; Shine tries desperately to protect his secret; Eddie Barker is concluding his tenure at Empire; someone's life hangs in the balance.

  • Season 4 - Episode 8 : Cupid Painted Blind Dec 6, 2017

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    Diana DuBois' master scheme unfolds; Cookie and Lucious take matters into their own hands; Andre wonders what Diana could have in store for him; Jamal's sobriety is put to the test; Shine gives Hakeem advice.

  • Season 4 - Episode 7 : The Lady Doth Protest Nov 29, 2017

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    Cookie must find a solution when Calvin and Portia go on strike; Lucious tries to prove himself by arranging a deal on Hakeem's behalf; Jamal and Andre express feelings for their significant others.

  • Season 4 - Episode 6 : Fortune Be Not Crost Nov 15, 2017

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    The Lyons band together to help Hakeem with his custody battle for Bella; Claudia grows more possessive of Lucious; Jamal introduces Warren to Lucious; Andre begins seeing a new therapist; one of Becky's old flames returns.

  • Season 4 - Episode 5 : The Fool Nov 8, 2017

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    When the secret about Lucious' memory is exposed, Cookie tries to convince the board that he is fine; Eddie Barker helps Lucious in the studio; Detective Pamela Rose reveals information about the explosion; Claudia helps Lucious with a breakthrough.

ratings & reviews

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  • Empire is a defiantly sudsy bit of escapism, a show that embraces its nighttime soap foundation but does so with enough on-screen talent and off-screen flair to keep it entertaining.... Judged on its own terms, Empire works. Show More

  • With the wattage of star-power turned so far up in the first episode alone (read: a lot of cameos we can’t tell you about) the struggle for control of Empire can fuel the plot further, but it’s Cookie’s steady stream of hilarious one-liners and the show’s character transformations--if they happen at all--that could add nuance and depth to the show. Show More

  • The series has great potential. The question is whether Empire should stick to being a good family drama in a vibrant contemporary setting with a topical issue woven into the story, or whether it can measure up to the pretensions to great literature. Show More

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