Empire (2015)

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Lucious Lyon is the king of hip-hop. An immensely talented artist, the CEO of Empire Entertainment and a former street thug, his reign has been unchallenged for years. But all that changes, when he learns he has a disease that is going to render him crippled and incapacitated in a matter of three years. The clock is ticking, and he must groom one of his three sons to take over his crowning achievement, without destroying his already fractured family.


  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: 8.3 (37 votes)
  • Runtime: 45 minutes
  • Status: Continuing
  • Years: 2015 - 2018
  • Episodes per season: 18
  • Network: FOX (US)


Empire (2015) - season 1

Season 1 (2015)

Rating: 8.1
Empire (2015) - season 2

Season 2 (2015)

Rating: 8.6
Empire (2015) - season 3

Season 3 (2016)

Rating: 8.1
Empire (2015) - season 4

Season 4 (2017)

Rating: 3.8
Empire (2015) - season 5

Season 5 (2018)

Rating: 0.0

Characters and Actors

Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon in Empire (2015)

Cookie Lyon

Actor: Taraji P. Henson
Also in: Person of Interest
Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon in Empire (2015)

Lucious Lyon

Actor: Terrence Howard
Also in: Wayward Pines
Jussie Smollett as Jamal Lyon in Empire (2015)

Jamal Lyon

Actor: Jussie Smollett
Trai Bryers as Andre Lyon in Empire (2015)

Andre Lyon

Actor: Trai Bryers
Serayah McNeill as Tiana in Empire (2015)


Actor: Serayah McNeill
Serayah as Tiana in Empire (2015)


Actor: Serayah
Trai Byers as Andre Lyon in Empire (2015)

Andre Lyon

Actor: Trai Byers
Bryshere Y. Gray as Hakeem Lyon in Empire (2015)

Hakeem Lyon

Actor: Bryshere Y. Gray
Grace Gealey as Anika Gibbons in Empire (2015)

Anika Gibbons

Actor: Grace Gealey
Kaitlin Doubleday as Rhonda Lyon in Empire (2015)

Rhonda Lyon

Actor: Kaitlin Doubleday
Malik Yoba as Vernon Turner in Empire (2015)

Vernon Turner

Actor: Malik Yoba
Also in: Alphas
Sierra McClain as Nessa Parker in Empire (2015)

Nessa Parker

Actor: Sierra McClain
Bre-z as Freda Gatz  in Empire (2015)

Freda Gatz

Actor: Bre-z
Tobias Truvillion as D-Major in Empire (2015)


Actor: Tobias Truvillion
Ta'Rhonda Jones as Porsha Taylor in Empire (2015)

Porsha Taylor

Actor: Ta'Rhonda Jones
Gabourey Sidibe as Becky Williams in Empire (2015)

Becky Williams

Actor: Gabourey Sidibe
Also in: American Horror Story
Taye Diggs as Angelo Dubois in Empire (2015)

Angelo Dubois

Actor: Taye Diggs
Also in: Private Practice
Andre Royo as Thirsty Rawlings in Empire (2015)

Thirsty Rawlings

Actor: Andre Royo
Also in: The Wire, Hand of God