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Empire: FOX Orders Hip Hop Family Drama for 2014-15

Empire TV show on FOXFOX has ordered yet another new TV show for the 2014-15 season. Empire revolves around the world of hip hop with Terrence Howard starring as industry heavyweight Lucious Lyon. He’s a tough but wise patriarchal figure.

The show’s cast will also include Taraji P. Henson, Gabourey Sidibe, Trai Byers, Kaitlin Doubleday, Grace Gealey, Bryshere ‘Yazz the Greatest’ Gray, Jussie Smollett and Malik Yoba.

Here’s more information from FOX:

EMPIRE – Imagine Entertainment, in association with 20th Century Fox Television

· EP/Director/ Writer: Lee Daniels (“Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” “Precious”)

· EP/ Writer: Danny Strong (“Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” “Game Change”)

· EPs (non-writing): Brian Grazer (“24,” “Friday Night Lights”) and Francie Calfo (“Those Who Kill,” GANG RELATED)

· Description: Unique family drama set in the world of a hip-hop empire that will feature both original and current music.

No word on how many episodes have been ordered or when the series will air. We should know more in the coming week.

What do you think? Do you think that you might watch this FOX show next season?


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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Why Watch May 7, 2014 at 2:08 pm

They cancelled Almost Human for this? I’ll pass, sounds boring already.


Rena Moretti May 7, 2014 at 10:34 pm

Almost Human is canceled?!! You mean Kevin Reilly finally dared cancel one of his flops?!!! Good for him!


Rena Moretti May 7, 2014 at 12:56 am

I agree with both other comments. Sounds dreadful. FOX needs to get new people picking their shows or they’ll have to keep spinning their flops forever.


Bill Pakinkis May 6, 2014 at 9:12 pm

Just what the American People need that “Hip Hop” Bull Sh_t it is not music and not dancing. How about some thing educational for a change….


Anonymous May 7, 2014 at 1:07 pm

Just because you don’t like Hip Hop doesn’t mean you have to insult it. I’m not the biggest fan either but I respect it as an art form.


CK May 6, 2014 at 9:07 pm

How the mighty have fallen. May Terrence Howard’s career rest in peace.


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