Empire

Empire

2015 American television series
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Empire

Empire is an American musical drama television series created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong for Fox. It is a joint production by Imagine Television and 20th Century Fox Television and syndicated by 20th Television. Although it is filmed in Chicago, the show is set in New York. The series centers on the fictional hip hop music and entertainment company Empire Entertainment, and the drama among the members of the founders' family as they fight for control of it. The pilot was a success, garnering praise for Taraji P. Henson's portrayal of Cookie Lyon. The series premiered on January 7, 2015 to nearly 10 million viewers while the first-season finale was watched by 17 million viewers. On April 30, 2019, Fox renewed the show for a sixth and final season. It premiered on September 24, 2019. The series concluded on April 21, 2020.

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English
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6
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  • Zack Arnold
  • Raúl Dávalos
  • Natalie A. Boschan
  • Matt Barber
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42 minutes
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January 7, 2015 (2015-01-07)
April 21, 2020 (2020-04-21)
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  • Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon in the TV series Empire in 2002 appeared in Mary J. Blige's video for " Be Without You ".
  • In 2011, Howard played Nelson Mandela in Winnie Mandela alongside Jennifer Hudson . The series was cancelled after one season.
  • During its first season, viewership in the United States increased with every episode - a rarity in television where most shows lose viewers after the pilot episode. The pilot attracted 9.9 million people, culminating with an audience of 17.6 million for the season finale. Since modern Nielsen tracking began in 1991, the record for the most consecutive weeks of increased viewership for a new show was held by Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (1999) with five episodes, a record Empire broke with twelve episodes.
  • Taraji P. Henson, who portrays Cookie Lyon, the mother of Jamal (Jussie Smollett), is only 13 years older than he is. Trai Byers (Andre Lyon) and Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon) are the same age (born in 1983), although Andre is the older brother in the series.
  • Trai Byers and Kaitlin Doubleday (married on show) share the same birthday. Byers is one year older.

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