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[01/29/15 - 03:45 PM]
FOX Fires Up February with All-New Episodes, Season Finales and Special Guest Stars
Highlights include the "Mulaney" (February 15), "Sleepy Hollow" (February 23) and "MasterChef Junior" (February 24) season finales.

[01/22/15 - 08:39 AM]
"Chicago P.D." Tied for #1 In Its Time Period in Adults 18-49 and Ranks #1 Outright in Adults 18-34 and All Key Adult-Female Demos
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 21.

[01/17/15 - 10:09 AM]
FOX Orders a Second Season of Hit Drama "Empire"
Averaging a 5.3 rating in Nielsen's Most Current measure, the series has emerged as the No. 1 new series of the season.

[01/15/15 - 11:22 AM]
"Empire" Is Breaking Records! Most-Viewed Premiere in FOX NOW History!
FOX spins the digital numbers to date for the series.

[01/15/15 - 08:43 AM]
"Chicago P.D." Builds on Its Adult 18-49 Lead-In from "SVU" for The Second Time This Season
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 14.

[01/15/15 - 08:31 AM]
ABC's Wednesday Comedy Block Surges by Double-Digits Year to Year
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 14.

[01/08/15 - 12:08 PM]
FOX to Encore "Empire" Premiere This Monday, January 12
Said rebroadcast will replace the previously announced repeat of "Gotham" at 8:00/7:00c.

[01/08/15 - 08:27 AM]
"The Goldbergs" Scores the Series' 2nd-Best-Ever Numbers
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 7.

[12/15/14 - 11:40 AM]
Columbia Records to Release Original Music from FOX's New Series "Empire"
First up is "No Apologies," which features the series' Jussie Smollet and Bryshere Gray (a.k.a. Yazz The Greatest).

[11/24/14 - 01:00 PM]
Live Like "Empire's" Lucious Lyon by Entering FOX's "Run 'Empire' for a Day" Sweepstakes at FOX.Com/EmpireSweepstakes
The lucky sweepstakes winner, along with an entourage of his/her five closest friends, will be awarded a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel in style to Los Angeles, where they will receive the ultimate star treatment.

[11/20/14 - 05:25 PM]
FOX Announces Additional Winter Premiere Dates, Including "Glee's" Final 13-Episode Season
Also on tap are newcomers "World's Funniest Fails," "Backstrom," "The Last Man on Earth" and "Weird Loners."

[11/19/14 - 02:30 PM]
Powerful New Drama "Empire" Debuts Wednesday, January 7, with Limited Commercial Interruption, Following the Premiere of "American Idol XIV"
Additional premiere dates and schedule details to be announced.

[11/05/14 - 07:00 PM]
Video: Check Out the All-New Trailer for FOX's Sexy, New Powerful Drama, "Empire," Coming January 2015!
The series stars Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard and Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson.

[10/24/14 - 08:36 PM]
Video: "Empire" - The Sexy, New Powerful Drama Coming to FOX in January 2015
Watch the new promo that just debuted following tonight's World Series coverage on the network.

[10/23/14 - 11:00 AM]
Courtney Love Joins "Empire" on FOX - Singer-Songwriter/Musician/Actress to Appear as Recurring Guest Star
She'll play a hard rock powerhouse, who is part of Empire Entertainment's stable of artists.

[09/29/14 - 12:00 PM]
"Empire" Books Naomi Campbell for Recurring Role
She will play an alluring woman involved in a steamy affair with the much-younger potential heir to his father's throne, Hakeem (Bryshere Gray), over whom she exercises considerable influence.

[09/22/14 - 11:30 PM]
Development Update: Monday, September 22
Updates include: The CW gives "The Flash," "Jane the Virgin" three additional scripts; Jacki Weaver, Adrian Scarborough join Starz's "Blunt Talk"; and Salim and Mara Brock Akil ink overall deal with BET.

[07/02/14 - 11:31 AM]
Ed Gonzalez and Jeremy Haft Named 2014 "Fox Writers Intensive" Fellows
In addition, Gonzales and Haft have been staffed on FOX's new drama "Empire."

[05/13/14 - 11:03 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, May 13
Updates include: CBS's "The Odd Couple" to recast two roles; AMC selects quintet for annual series "bake-off"; and Ilene Chaiken tapped as showrunner of FOX's "Empire."

[05/12/14 - 02:34 PM]
Video: FOX 2014 Programming Presentation - Official Trailers
Get your first look at "Backstrom," "Empire," "Gracepoint," "Mulaney," "Utopia," "Wayward Pines" and more!

[05/12/14 - 05:00 AM]
FOX Announces Fall 2014 Schedule and New Portfolio of Content
"Our portfolio of content this year reflects the biggest investment in programming we've ever made," said Kevin Reilly.

[05/06/14 - 03:27 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, May 6 - FOX Orders Lee Daniels/Danny Strong Drama "Empire" to Series
The unique family drama is set in the world of a hip-hop empire and will feature both original and current music.

[03/18/14 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 18
Updates include: David Cross to play the "Dead Boss" on FOX; Sally Hawkins, Catherine Keener bound for FX's "How and Why"; and CBS places its single-camera comedy pilot "Taxi-22" on hold.

[03/11/14 - 11:54 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 11
Updates include: Olivia Wilde joins HBO's 1970s music drama; Anna Camp to star in ABC's "Damaged Goods"; and NBC shelves its multi-camera comedy pilot "The Money Pit."

[03/10/14 - 11:18 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 10
Updates include: James Roday to star in "Good Session" at CBS; Mary Elizabeth Winstead to get "Exposed" at ABC; and Josh Duhamel to topline "Battle Creek" for CBS.

[03/07/14 - 11:19 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 7
Updates include: Felicity Huffman tapped for "American Crime" at ABC; Rebecca Romijn cast in NBC's "The Pro"; and Dave Annable scores a role in FOX's "Red Band Society."

[03/06/14 - 11:48 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 6
Updates include: Bebe Neuwirth among the latest cast in CBS's "Madam Secretary"; Spencer Grammer bound for ABC's "Saint Francis"; and Isaiah Washington to return for Sandra Oh's "Grey's Anatomy" farewell.

[03/04/14 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 4
Updates include: Julia Stiles to lead TNT's "Guilt by Association"; TBS gives pilot order to comedy from David Kohan and Max Mutchnick; and HBO passes on David Milch's "The Money."

[02/26/14 - 11:58 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 26
Update include: Taraji P. Henson boards FOX's "Empire"; Michael Rosenbaum heads to "Mission Control" at NBC; and John Rhys-Davies is the latest cast in FOX's "Hieroglyph."

[02/19/14 - 11:46 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 19
Updates include: Debra Messing to lead "The Mysteries of Laura" at NBC; Terrence Howard to run FOX's "Empire"; and Paget Brewster boards ABC's "Saint Francis."

[01/23/14 - 11:51 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 23
Updates include: Jane Kaczmarek to star in FOX's "Here's Your Damn Family"; Michael J. Weithorn lands six-episode order at FOX for "Weird Loners"; and nine more scripts get pilot commitments.

[09/19/13 - 11:26 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 19
Updates include: FX sets cast for "You're the Worst"; VH1 orders pilot to "Hindsight"; and Danny Strong, Lee Daniels book hip hop drama at FOX.







EMPIRE (FOX)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
1/7/15 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (fall 2014)
TIME SLOT:
wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (13 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2015-16 season (the show's second) on 1/17/15
DESCRIPTION:
(from FOX's press release, January 2015) FOX has renewed hit drama series EMPIRE for a second season, it was announced today by Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs, Fox Television Group. Averaging a 5.3 rating in Nielsen's Most Current measure, EMPIRE has emerged as the No. 1 new series of the season. Following its second episode, it is the only new broadcast drama this season to grow from week one to week two. From Academy Award nominee Lee Daniels ("Lee Daniels' The Butler," "Precious"), Emmy Award winner Danny Strong ("Game Change," "Lee Daniels' The Butler") and Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning producer Brian Grazer ("A Beautiful Mind," "24"), comes EMPIRE, a drama about a family dynasty, set within a world of music, glamour, danger and power.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Bryshere Y. Gray as Hakeem Lyon
· Gabourey Sidibe as Becky
· Grace Gealey as Anika Gibbons
· Jussie Smollett as Jamal Lyon
· Kaitlin Doubleday as Rhonda Lyon
· Malik Yoba as Vernon Turner
· Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon
· Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon
· Trai Byers as Andre Lyon
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Macy Gray as Tasha
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