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EMPIRE
Air Date: Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on FOX
Episode Title: (EMP-315) "Civil Hands Unclean"
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 3

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Audio descriptions (AD) for tonight's episodes of SHOTS FIRED and EMPIRE are available on the SAP Audio Channel.]

--"EMPIRE" - (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1

THE DUBOIS FAMILY CLAPS BACK ON AN ALL-NEW "EMPIRE" WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, ON FOX

Snoop Dogg Guest-Stars

Angelo's relationship with Cookie turns toxic and leaves her questioning her decisions. Hakeem makes a public plea for Lucious to give him paternity of Bella during his return to Empire Xstream. Meanwhile, Cookie becomes increasingly more suspicious of Lucious' intentions with Giuliana and Empire's future in Vegas, and Lucious and Jamal work overtime to finish their albums in the all-new "Civil Hands Unclean" episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, May 3 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (EMP-315) (TV-14 D, L, S, V)

Cast: Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon, Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon, Jussie Smollett as Jamal Lyon, Bryshere 'Yazz' Gray as Hakeem Lyon, Trai Byers as Andre Lyon, Grace Byers as Anika Calhoun, Gabourey Sidibe as Becky, Ta'Rhonda Jones as Porsha and Serayah as Tiana, Bre-Z as Freda Gatz, Xzibit as Shine Johnson and Morocco Omari as Tariq Cousins

Guest Cast: Taye Diggs as Angelo DuBois, Leslie Uggams as Leah Walker, Andre Royo as Thurston "Thirsty" Rawlings, Eric Lane as Drop, Sierra A. McClain as Nessa, Phylicia Rashad as Diana DuBois, Rumer Willis as Tory Ash, Nia Long as Giuliana and Snoop Dogg as himself.

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EMPIRE (FOX)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
1/7/15 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (fall 2017)
TIME SLOT:
wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
4 (18 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from FOX's press release, January 2017) FOX has renewed the hit drama EMPIRE for a fourth season. The series returns for its spring premiere Wednesday, March 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. EMPIRE ranks as the No. 1 broadcast drama among Adults 18-49 for the third consecutive season and is the No. 1 broadcast entertainment program among Adults 18-34, Teens and young women. EMPIRE earns FOX's largest Total Multi-Platform audience, averaging almost 16 million Total Viewers for the 2016/17 broadcast season, up +82% from its Live + Same Day delivery. The critically acclaimed series has garnered multiple Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominations. It was the only broadcast series to earn a 2016 Golden Globe Award nomination in the category of Best Television Series - Drama, and Taraji P. Henson won the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama. Additionally, Henson has received back-to-back Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. The series also earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media. EMPIRE recently received seven NAACP Image Awards nominations, including one for Outstanding Drama Series.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Bre-Z as Freda Gatz
· Bryshere "Yazz" Gray as Hakeem Lyon
· Gabourey Sidibe as Becky
· Grace Byers as Anika Calhoun
· Jussie Smollett as Jamal Lyon
· Morocco Omari as Tariq Cousins
· Serayah McNeill as Tiana
· Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon
· Ta'Rhonda Jones as Porsha
· Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon
· Trai Byers as Andre Lyon
· Xzibit as Shine Johnson
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Kaitlin Doubleday as Rhonda Lyon
· Malik Yoba as Vernon Turner
CREW INFORMATION:
· Brian Grazer as EP
· Danny Strong as CRTR/EP
· Francie Calfo as EP
· Ilene Chaiken as EP
· Lee Daniels as CRTR/EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Timothy "Timbaland" Mosley as PROD
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· 20th Century Fox Television
· Imagine Television
· Lee Daniels Entertainment