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EMPIRE [DELETED]
Air Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on FOX
Episode Title: (EMP-409) "Slave to Memory"
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13

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

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

THE LYONS CLAP BACK ON THE ALL-NEW FALL FINALE OF "EMPIRE" WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, ON FOX

Cookie and Lucious devise an elaborate plan to take down Diana Dubois and her family once and for all. Andre recovers from his mental breakdown in the hospital, Shine tries desperately to protect his secret and Eddie Barker is concluding his tenure at Empire. Amidst the chaos, someone's life hangs in the balance in the all-new "Slave to Memory" fall finale episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, Dec. 13 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (EMP-409) (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, Gabourey Sidibe as Becky, Ta'Rhonda Jones as Porsha, Serayah McNeill as Tiana, Xzibit as Shine Johnson, Andre Royo as Thurston "Thirsty" Rawlings, Rumer Willis as Tory Ash and Terrell Carter as Warren Hall.

Guest Cast: Taye Diggs as Angelo Dubois, Phylicia Rashad as Diana DuBois, Demi Moore as Claudia Fletcher, Ashley Livingston as Chicken, Claudette Burchett as Juanita, Forest Whitaker as Eddie Barker, Alanna Lovely as Lana Hall, Sean Blake as Morris Loach, Richard Pickren as Dr. Simon Lambert, Aston Taylor as Aston Taylor, Linda Bright Clay as Dr. Jamilla Johnson, Nicole Ari Parker as Giselle, Natasha Forouzannia as Sheri, James Anthony Zoccoli as Gavin Foer.

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EMPIRE (FOX)
Returns in Spring 2018 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
1/7/15 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2017/2018 (date TBA)
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:
· Andre Royo as Thurston "Thirsty" Rawlings
· Bryshere "Yazz" Gray as Hakeem Lyon
· Gabourey Sidibe as Becky
· Grace Byers as Anika Calhoun
· Jussie Smollett as Jamal Lyon
· Rumer Willis as Tory Ash
· Serayah McNeill as Tiana
· Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon
· Ta'Rhonda Jones as Porsha
· Terrell Carter as Warren Hall
· Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon
· Trai Byers as Andre Lyon
· Xzibit as Shine Johnson
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Bre-Z as Freda Gatz
· Kaitlin Doubleday as Rhonda Lyon
· Malik Yoba as Vernon Turner
· Morocco Omari as Tariq Cousins
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