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EMPIRE
Air Date: Wednesday, May 08, 2019
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on FOX
Episode Title: (EMP-518) "The Roughest Day"
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 8

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Audio descriptions for tonight's episodes of EMPIRE and STAR are available on the SAP Audio Channel.]

**SEASON FINALE**--"EMPIRE" - (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1

PA: Viewer discretion is advised.

THE LYONS MUST FIND A WAY FORWARD ON THE ALL-NEW SEASON FINALE OF "EMPIRE" WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, ON FOX

As Cookie and Lucious deal with each other's betrayals, they wonder if this could be the end for their relationship. Meanwhile, Andre's life hangs in the balance and the future of Empire is in jeopardy as the Feds close in and the mystery of who is in the coffin is finally revealed in the all-new "The Roughest Day" season finale episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, May 8 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (EMP-518) (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, Gabourey Sidibe as Becky, Serayah McNeill as Tiana, Ta'Rhonda Jones as Porsha, Andre Royo as Thurston "Thirsty" Rawlings, Nicole Ari Parker as Giselle Sims-Barker, Chet Hanks as Blake Sterling, Rhyon Nicole Brown as Maya, and A.Z. Kelsey as Jeff Kingsley

Guest Cast: Vivica A. Fox as Candace, Tasha Smith as Carol, Alicia Coppola as Meghan Conway, Amanda Detmer as Tracy Kingsley, Tisha Campbell as Brooke, Opal Staples as Tasha, Melanie McCullough as Denise, Wood Harris as Damon Cross, Skylan Brooks as Quincy, Meta Golding as Teri, and Mario as DeVon

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EMPIRE (FOX)
Returns Tuesday, September 24
BROADCAST HISTORY:
1/7/15 - ???
STATUS:
returning this fall (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
6 (??? episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2019-20 season (the show's sixth) on 4/30/19; confirmed as final season on 5/13/19
DESCRIPTION:
(from FOX's press release, April 2019) FOX has renewed the hit drama EMPIRE for a sixth season, it was announced today by Michael Thorn, President, Entertainment for FOX Entertainment. "EMPIRE continues to break barriers with its emotionally powerful storytelling, and it remains a core part of the FOX legacy," said Thorn. "We want to thank everyone on the show - Taraji, Terrence and the entire cast, as well as Lee, Danny, Brett, Sanaa, Brian, Francie, Dennis and their teams - all of whom have done a tremendous job this season. We know there are so many more stories to tell, and we can't wait to see what they have in store for Season Six."
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· A.Z. Kelsey as Jeff Kingsley
· Andre Royo as Thurston "Thirsty" Rawlings
· Bryshere "Yazz" Gray as Hakeem Lyon
· Chet Hanks as Blake Sterling
· Gabourey Sidibe as Becky Williams
· Jussie Smollett as Jamal Lyon
· Nicole Ari Parker as Giselle Sims-Barker
· Rhyon Nicole Brown as Maya
· Serayah McNeill as Tiana Brown
· Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon
· Ta'Rhonda Jones as Porsha Taylor
· Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon
· Trai Byers as Andre Lyon
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Bre-Z as Freda Gatz
· Grace Byers as Anika Calhoun
· Kaitlin Doubleday as Rhonda Lyon
· Malik Yoba as Vernon Turner
· Morocco Omari as Tariq Cousins
· Rumer Willis as Tory Ash
· Terrell Carter as Warren Hall
· Xzibit as Shine Johnson
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