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Wednesdays 8:00 PM on FOX (US)
SEASON
EPISODE

Drama
Original name: Empire

DESCRIPTION

A powerful family drama about the head of a music empire whose three sons and ex-wife all battle for his throne.

Season 1

Aired 2 years ago - Mar 18, 2015

Jamal and Lucious are on their way to forming a music-centered relationship, but once again, Lucious has a secret that's about to change everything. Hakeem decides to flirt with the enemy, while trying to figure out what the best move is for his career. Meanwhile, Cookie is cooking up a plan of her own.

Aired 2 years ago - Mar 18, 2015

Jamal and Lucious are on their way to forming a music-centered relationship, but once again, Lucious has a secret that's about to change everything. Hakeem decides to flirt with the enemy, while trying to figure out what the best move is for his career. Meanwhile, Cookie is cooking up a plan of her own.

Aired 2 years ago - Mar 11, 2015

Andre forms a new musical relationship with Michelle, and a woman from Lucious' past, Angie, comes into the picture. Meanwhile, Lucious invites the whole family over to his home. However, everyone arrives with their own agendas. Hakeem, under the influence of Camilla, sets out to show his father that he's a true artist and a good businessman. Then, Cookie prepares to state her own agenda for Empire and for her family, when Olivia arrives. MORE -LESS

Aired 2 years ago - Mar 04, 2015

It's an all-out war when Cookie uncovers Anika's big backstabbing secret, and Lucious must come face-to-face with his longtime rival, Billy Beretti. As the Lyon family rallies to save Empire Entertainment, all three sons take drastic measures: Jamal gets close with famous artist Delphine, Hakeem works hand-in-hand with Cookie and Andre is pushed way beyond his limits. MORE -LESS

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And you have to understand, when a man in my position
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If you tell Beretti about my ALS...
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♪ Now we're here making love... ♪
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Beretti already has the jump on us.
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for you... Which is me and Empire.
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and they come together.
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Right now it's about who shows up, son... he's way too hood,
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♪ Black ♪
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That's not Empire.
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Lucious was the first artist that I signed.
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and he gets away with it.
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And then you come back when it's time to clean up.
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♪ I am a Conqueror ♪
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Get him some headphones. We're gonna sing this song.
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to be back in control
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Brother, we can cut that in half and both make more money.
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- Don't mess up my song. - I know your song.
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♪ You might fall on your face ♪
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♪ Oh, oh, oh ♪
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♪ 'Cause I am a Conqueror ♪
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Stir this up a little bit.
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See you at the Empire.
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But I'm not doing that until I know you can run like the wind
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You know I got rules, right?
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He just sent him his private jet to go to Heathrow.
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to wine and dine the artist in style? That's what I do...
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I can explain the car. It-it has value.
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So you bought yourself another punk-ass rock star,
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You know, I used to pity you...
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Andre, just chill, man. Please.
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You remember it? I don't even remember it.
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Three Platinum albums, a sold-out tour.
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Now, Delphine idolizes you, all right?
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- Just joking, man. It's all good. - Your dad just asked...
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Yeah, I forgave him, too, and look what happened, Keem.
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- Sorry. - Keem...
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You mean...
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for your career.
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"You're so beautiful," of course. I mean...
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♪ ♪
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- ♪ Shake it, shake it ♪ - ♪ So one, two, three ♪
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♪ You got my tongue tied, baby ♪
Aired 2 years ago - Feb 25, 2015

It’s time for the Lyon family to come together and record a legacy album with Lucious, Hakeem and Jamal. Cookie and Camilla finally come face-to-face, Andre struggles with some inner demons and Jamal steps into the spotlight with news that surprises everyone.

Aired 2 years ago - Feb 18, 2015

Tension mounts between Hakeem and Jamal, as Lucious attempts to brand Empire Entertainment as a tight-knit, "family-run" company. Meanwhile, Cookie and Anika don't hold anything back when it comes to taking over the company.

Aired 2 years ago - Feb 11, 2015

Vernon is caught in the middle of a very sticky situation. Meanwhile, Jamal is rising to stardom, but his newfound drive and ambition might stir up trouble in his relationships. To make matters worse, a mystery woman from the family's past shows up with a huge surprise.

Aired 2 years ago - Feb 04, 2015

Cookie receives an anonymous gift from an admirer that she believes might be a veiled threat from a person from her prison past. Meanwhile, Lucious takes charge of Hakeem's first video shoot.

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♪ Yeah... ♪
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(Knocking) Yo.
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The name's Cookie. Ask about me.
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Grand jury proceedings are private.
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Okay, okay. I get it. I get it.
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this video is about a million dollars over budget.
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what's allocated for Hakeem's project.
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And he sent us a little gift
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Did you witness the man in the sweatshirt get shot
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Lady...
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Tiana. Everybody loves them together.
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That if something happened to me, one of my sons is gonna take over.
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Yeah, that's this week.
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Somebody's trying to kill me.
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and I don't like leaving him up there on his own.
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You tell Lucious we all good.
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You don't know nothin'.
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♪ You can't get somethin' for nothin' ♪
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- (Ringtone playing) - ♪ everybody lookin' for somethin' ♪
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That beat is... it shouldn't be the same
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- Turn around. Come on, turn around... - No, girl, girl, you play too much.
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- Y'all having fun? - Damn straight we are.
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♪ Do you wanna get it but you're scared to admit it ♪
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♪ You so excited, delighted ♪
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We supposed to be a team.
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Meanwhile, here at this video shoot,
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Hey, come on, let's go get this fool.
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Watch my back. Get everything.
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Let's go. Let's go.
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They left a rose on my front doorstep.
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- on your li'l raggedy porch, too. - (Giggling)
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you are fine? You could have been killed.
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You sure? He was pretty mad.
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Uh, there's an Israeli company.
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Keys, you can sit right there.
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- Two? - Two girlfriends.
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(Clears his throat)
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♪ Let me get that thing, we can play first string ♪
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♪ You can have all my cash, let me get that ♪
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♪ I don't need it, you can keep your money ♪
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♪ I guess I didn't know when to fold 'em. ♪
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Always coming to me for advice, hmm?
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No worries, little brother. I got it.
Aired 2 years ago - Jan 28, 2015

Lucious attempts to steal a super-hot, chart-topping artist from his rival at Safe House Records. Meanwhile, Jamal struggles to compose original music and Cookie tries to forge a relationship with her estranged son, Hakeem.

Aired 2 years ago - Jan 21, 2015

The Lyons head to Philadelphia and get a taste of what their life could have been if Lucious hadn't made it big. Lucious promotes Hakeem's new relationship with hip-hop star Tianna, but tensions rise when another woman tries to catch Hakeem's eye.

Aired 2 years ago - Jan 14, 2015

Lucious must defend Empire's IPO launch after controversies arise around one of his artists being involved in a shooting, and Cookie proves to be invaluable by helping Lucious turn a crisis into a triumph. Competition between Lucious and Cookie heats up when Cookie hears of Lucious's plan to stage a huge performance for Hakeem - but not Jamal. Meanwhile, the police begin to investigate Bunkie's murder. MORE -LESS

Aired 2 years ago - Jan 07, 2015

Lucious Lyon, the head of a music empire whose reign has been unchallenged for years. But all that changes when he learns he has a disease and must choose one of his three sons to take over: Andre, Jamal or Hakeem. Complicating matters is their mother and Lucious’ ex-wife, Cookie, who emerges from prison to claim her share.