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EMPIRE
Air Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on FOX
Episode Title: (EMP-414) "False Face"
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25

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

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

HAKEEM FINDS A NEW GROOVE ON AN ALL-NEW "EMPIRE" WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, ON FOX

Alfre Woodard ("True Blood," "Desperate Housewives") and Forest Whitaker ("Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior," "The Last King of Scotland") Guest-Star

Lucious and Thirsty try to squash Eddie's (guest star Forest Whitaker) takeover by confronting him with legal papers. Cookie recalls her complex relationship with her mother (guest star Alfre Woodard), while she continues her search for her friend's orphaned daughter. Meanwhile, Andre flounders, Hakeem anxiously prepares a release strategy for his 20 for 20 single and Jamal and Tory try to find a new team to make their own first non-Empire single in the all-new "False Face" episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, April 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (EMP-414) (TV-14 D, L, S)

Cast: Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon, Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon, Bryshere 'Yazz' Gray as Hakeem Lyon, Jussie Smollett as Jamal Lyon, Trai Byers as Andre Lyon, Grace Byers as Annika Calhoun, Gabourey Sidibe as Becky Williams, Serayah as Tiana Brown, Ta'Rhonda Jones as Porsha Taylor, Andre Royo as Thurston "Thirsty" Rawlings, Rumer Willis as Tory Ash, and Alvin "Xzibit" Joiner as 'Shine Johnson, Daimon Terrel Carter as Warren DuBois

Guest Cast: Kevin 'Webb' Wigfall as Webb, Tasha Smith as Carol, Ashley Livingston as Chicken, Claudette Burchett as Juanita, Forest Steven Whitaker as Eddie Barker, Chet Hanks as Blake, Kade Wise as Preacher, Rhyon Nicole Brown as Maya, Alfre Woodard as Renee, April Qualls as April, Da'Vine Joy Randolph as Poundcake, Sara Sevigny as Edna, Will Kinear as Leonard Bernstein, Porscha Coleman as Mercedes, Kelly Owens as Monique, Marcell Johnson as Marcel, Charles Malik Whitfield as Reverend L.C. Pryce, Nicole Ari Parker as Giselle, Ryan MIchelle Bathe as Celeste, Jenna Scaccia as Ana, Diandre Blue as Diandre Blue

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EMPIRE (FOX)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
1/7/15 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (fall 2019)
TIME SLOT:
tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
6 (??? episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
the show's current season will be its last
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