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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 18 : The Empire Unpossess'd May 23, 2018

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    Lucious must make a difficult decision to save the company; Eddie shows no signs of backing down; Cookie reveals a potential upper hand in the power play; Andre makes a power play of his own; the Lyons face Empire's most existential threat yet.

  • Season 4 - Episode 17 : Bloody Noses and Crack'd Crowns May 16, 2018

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    Cookie and Lucious fight to keep Empire in the family; they prepare a concert to get the money needed to trump Eddie's plans; the success of Jamal's new anonymous group climbs; Hakeem tries to make Tiana jealous; Andre must make a decision.

  • Season 4 - Episode 16 : Fair Terms May 9, 2018

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    Cookie visits her mother, and they must confront their complicated past; Lucious and Eddie continue their fight over Empire; Eddie makes a power play at the grand opening of Empire's 20 for 20 showcase; Hakeem tests out a career in film.

  • Season 4 - Episode 15 : A Lean and Hungry Look May 2, 2018

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    Eddie fights for his place at Empire and gets the board on his side; Lucious and Shine must find a solution to keep him out; Cookie is desperate to fulfill a promise to a friend before it's too late; tensions rise in Jamal and Tory's new band.

  • Season 4 - Episode 14 : False Face Apr 25, 2018

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    Lucious and Thirsty try to squash Eddie's takeover by confronting him with legal papers; Cookie recalls her complex relationship with her mother; Andre flounders; Hakeem anxiously prepares a release strategy for his single.

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  • The series hits the ground running, letting the viewer fill in the narrative gaps. In other words, Empire is that rare nighttime soap opera that credits its audience with understanding without a lot of tiresome explanation, and whose purpose is to entertain, to surprise, and to confuse. Show More

  • In its second season, Empire’s stilettos are sharper, its gloss is glossier and its enjoyably soapy turns are even larger than life, if that’s possible. Show More

  • 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

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Winner Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama
Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Nominated Best Television Series - Drama
Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series