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TV14DramaMusic • Musicals • Black StoriesTV Series2015

From Academy Award nominee Lee Daniels (“Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” “Precious”) and Em...more

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Episode 1

The Devils Are Here

Still in federal lockup, Lucious is trying to run Empire from inside.
Episode 2

Without a Country

Cookie and her cohorts decide to start their own record label, but it's off to a bumpy start when everyone has different visions for the new company.
Episode 3

Fires of Heaven

Cookie and Anika secretly work together behind Lucious' back to pull off a surprise performance that catches the eye of Pitbull (guest-starring as himself).
Episode 4

Poor Yorick

The Lyons are still split into warring factions, but they all decide to shoot a music video that will capitalize on Hakeem and Jamal's duet from Hakeem's leaked album, a collaboration that will benefit both companies.
Episode 5

Be True

Cookie and Anika work together with Laz to throw "Cookie Lyon's Block Party," a big event to launch their company, showcase their artists and premiere a signature Dynasty anthem written by Hakeem. Meanwhile, Jamal works with Ne-Yo, Hakeem begins a romance
Episode 6

A High Hope for a Low Heaven

Lucious and Cookie must put aside their differences and work together to protect their family and keep them out of danger. Andre works to shut down a division at Empire, until he discovers a disciple in the midst of Lucious' Gutter Life records.
Episode 7

True Love Never

Lucious begins to strategize the ascension of Empire from record label into global music monolith. Meanwhile, Andre has to twist his newfound values to achieve a delicate balance between his faith and his career.
Episode 8

My Bad Parts

Lucious releases a rap by Freda challenging Hakeem as his heir. Not to be outdone in Lucious' eyes, Hakeem fires back at Freda with a rap battle challenge that could put Lyon Dynasty's future in danger.
Episode 9

Sinned Against

Cookie and her sister, Candace (guest star Vivica A. Fox), team up with a former prison mate (guest star Rosie O'Donnell) to rescue their sister, Carol.
Episode 10

Et Tu, Brute

Lucious makes a reckless play for the streaming service that he believes will make him the most powerful man in music, only to learn that the entire business strategy was part of a scheme that might jeopardize everything for which he has worked so hard.
Episode 11

Death Will Have His Day

After losing the company he built, Lucious announces he will stop at nothing to regain his power, but Cookie has her own way of handling things.
Episode 12

A Rose by Any Other Name

With Hakeem acting as Empire’s CEO, Camilla sinks her claws further and further into him. The rest of the Lyon family tries to get him to rejoin their side, but Hakeem has his own plan.
Episode 13

The Tameness of a Wolf

Tensions between Lucious and his sons continue to rise. Back at Lyon Dynasty, Lucious aims to direct his most emotional and honest music video yet and recreates a traumatic interaction with his mother for the new single.
Episode 14

Time Shall Unfold

Lucious releases his new music video, as he manipulates and sabotages those around him to regain his CEO position at Empire.
Episode 15

More Than Kin

With help from Andre, Lucious hosts a fundraiser, as part of his campaign to prove to the board that he should return as Empire's CEO. Meanwhile, Hakeem must decide whether he wants to be a father to his and Anika's child.
Episode 16

The Lyon Who Cried Wolf

A wrench is thrown into Lucious’ deeply personal music video about his mother when Andre discovers a dark secret.
Episode 17

Rise by Sin

Hakeem feels the pressure of his underwhelming fiancée, Laura, as he struggles to find a place for her both in his family and his career.
Episode 18

Past Is Prologue

After a life-changing experience, Jamal refuses to make music until his family ends its seemingly endless cycle of violence and fighting.

100 Empire Episodes In 100 Seconds

Cookie Makes a Toast

Damon Gives Giselle More Money to Wash

Terry Witnesses Andre Hallucinating

Andre Tells Treasure She's Going to Lip Sync

Lucious Is Worried About Andre

Fempire: Dope, Powerful Women

Becky Has Eyes For Giselle's Brother from "Can't Truss 'Em"

Giselle & Becky Want To Sign Yana from "Can't Truss 'Em"

Hakeem Samples His Track For The Trailer Launch from "Can't Truss 'Em"

Lala Is Upset With Becky & The Label from "Can't Truss 'Em"

Lucious & Damon Meet At Gunpoint

Teri Is Fed Up With The Dysfunctional Lyon Family from "Can't Truss 'Em"

White Tracy Has Lucious & Cookie At Gunpoint from "Can't Truss 'Em"

#TBT Anika Vs. Cookie

#TBT Taraji's Favorite Scene

Ta'Rhonda's Three Favorite Porsha Scenes

Cookie Screams At Lucious Over The Divorce

Cookie, Giselle, & Becky Talk Marketing For Lala

Devon Doesn't Go For Tiana's Proposal

OMG Moment: A Three-Way Standoff

The Final Straw

OMG Moment: Divorce Papers

Giselle & Becky Are Thrilled With Lala

Lucious & Cookie Discuss The Script from "Remember the Music"

Lucious Thinks Andre Is Undermining Him from "Remember the Music"

Lucious Wants To Spend Time With Yana

The Lyons Argue Over The Empire Movie Script from "Remember the Music"

Sneak Peek: The End Of Cookie & Lucious

Teri Doesn't Want Andre To Make His Father's Mistakes from "Remember the Music"

Cookie Confronts Melody In The Studio from "Do You Remember Me"

Andre Takes Control Of The Meeting from "Good Enough"

Cookie Gives Andre Advice On How To Deal With Lucious from "Good Enough"

Hakeem Lays Down A Track In The Studio from "Good Enough"

Hakeem Wants Andre To Send Devon On Tour from "Good Enough"

Prince Does Not Want To Go With Hakeem from "Good Enough"

17 Hard Years

Cookie & Her Sister Go On A Girl's Trip from "Heart of Stone"

Cookie Has Had Enough from "Heart of Stone"

Cookie Thinks She's Done With Therapy from "Heart of Stone"

Teri Encourages Andre To Make Changes To Empire from "Heart of Stone"

The Men Of Tuesday Night

A Controversial Video Of Devon Goes Viral from "Stronger Than My Rival"

Cookie Has Some Girl Talk About Lucious from "Stronger Than My Rival"

Lucious Comes Up With A Father-Son Challenge from "Got on My Knees to Pray"

Lucious Wants To Move Back In To His Room Without Cookie from "Stronger Than My Rival"

Andre Confronts Becky & Giselle About Tiana

Cookie & Lucious Check On Andre's Baby

Cookie Does Not Want To Be In Therapy

Lucious Is Furious About The Empire Movie

Backy & Donna Argue Over Money

Damon Threatens Cookie

Jeff Kingsley Tries To Convince Andre To Keep Empire

OMG Moment: Cookie Still Saves The Day

Andre Tries To Harm Himself from "Got on My Knees to Pray"

Becky & Traci Argue Over Lala's Singing from "Got on My Knees to Pray"

Cookie Confronts Damon For Betraying Her from "Got on My Knees to Pray"

Lucious Places A Tracker On Yana from "Got on My Knees to Pray"

OMG Moment: The Luck Has Turned

Sneak Peek: Who's Behind The Gun?

Tiana & Devon Discuss Why They Stopped Talking from "Got on My Knees to Pray"

Sneak Peek: Got On My Knees To Pray

Lucious Talks To Andre About Defending Empire from "What Is Love"

The Final Season Of Empire Is...

What Women Want

Kingsley Ain't No Lyon

Preview: Someone Is Coming Back To Collect

"Why Not" (Showcase Extended Music Video)

Our Family Needs Us

Warning: Empire's Been Hacked!

About this Show


From Academy Award nominee Lee Daniels (“Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” “Precious”) and Emmy Award winner Danny Strong (“Game Change,” “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”), comes EMPIRE, a sexy and powerful new drama about the head of a music empire whose three sons and wife all battle for his throne. Set to an original soundtrack written and produced by hip-hop hitmaker Timbaland, the family drama stars Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard (“Crash,” “Hustle & Flow”) and Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson (“Person of Interest,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”).

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