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A hip-hop mogul must choose a successor among his three sons who are battling for control over his multi-million dollar company, while his ex-wife schemes to reclaim what is hers.
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 Lucious Lyon (41 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Hakeem Lyon (41 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Jamal Lyon (41 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Andre Lyon (41 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Anika Calhoun (41 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Cookie Lyon (41 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Porsha (38 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Becky (37 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Rhonda Lyon (36 episodes, 2015-2016)
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 Tiana Brown (35 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Chicken (28 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Freda Gatz / ... (23 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Employee / ... (22 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Thirsty Rawlings (18 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Office Employee / ... (17 episodes, 2016-2017)
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Lucious, the founder and CEO of a successful record label has been diagnosed with ALS. He must choose one of his three sons to take over the company when he dies. Meanwhile, his ex wife and co-founder, Cookie, has been released from prison and wants to reclaim her rightful place in the company. Written by Jennifer Holmes

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As mentioned in the episode "Sinned Against" (2.9), Cookie's real first name is Loretha. See more »


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The AUTO-TUNE Empire
15 December 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A good show gone bad. In the beginning, Cookie was the breakout and deservedly so, but now, in season 3 she is a cartoon. Empire has forgotten the Cardinal Rule of nighttime soaps. That is you have to have at least one character that is good and likable. That never wavers from that good. Here, almost every character is completely deplorable. Too many guest stars mugging for the camera. And all the children of privilege, getting much more than they deserve, and not equal in the talent department. It also past time to turn off that auto-tune machine. It is obvious that Hakeem does not possess the talent of the character and the excessive use of auto-tune in his performances is like painting everyone bright luminous yellow. Jamal is talented, but his distinctive voice and style makes everything sound repetitive and is approaching tiresome. We saw the rise of this Empire, I guess we now get to see the fall.


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