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2015 American television series

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Empire (2015 TV series): 2015 American television series
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 season, later announcing it would be the final season. It premiered on September 24, 2019. The series concluded on April 21, 2020. A spin-off series focusing on Cookie's life is currently in development.

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Jurnee Smollett Speaks Out On Brother Jussie's Ongoing Legal Troubles [Video]

Jurnee Smollett Speaks Out On Brother Jussie's Ongoing Legal Troubles

More than a year ago, former 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett was accused of lying to police about being the victim of a racist and anti-LGBTQ hate crime. Smollett was initially charged with 16 felony..

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Fox Teams Up With Taraji P. Henson for Untitled 'Empire' Spinoff | THR News [Video]

Fox Teams Up With Taraji P. Henson for Untitled 'Empire' Spinoff | THR News

Fox is re-teaming with Taraji P. Henson for an untitled 'Empire' spinoff, with the actress behind Cookie Lyon reprising her role in the potential series.

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Vivica A. Fox hints at possible Empire movie [Video]

Vivica A. Fox hints at possible Empire movie

Vivica A. Fox has teased fans of the television show Empire with the potential of a full-length feature movie.

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