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EMPIRE
Air Date: Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on FOX
Episode Title: (EMP-416) "Fair Terms"
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 9

[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

COOKIE CONFRONTS HER MOTHER ON AN ALL-NEW "EMPIRE" WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, ON FOX

Episode Directed by Series Star Jussie Smollett; Alfre Woodard, Forest Whitaker and Cassie Ventura Guest-Star

When Cookie finally visits her mother, the two must confront their complicated past. Meanwhile, Lucious and Eddie (guest star Forest Whitaker) continue their fight over Empire and Eddie makes a power play at the grand opening of Empire's 20 for 20 showcase. Then, Jamal and his band anonymously release their latest single and Hakeem tests out a career in film in the all-new "Fair Terms" episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, May 9 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (EMP-416) (TV-14 D, L, S, V)

Cast: Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon, Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon, Bryshere Y. 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, Andre Royo as Thurston "Thirsty" Rawlings, and Rumer Willis as Tory Ash

Guest Cast: Alfre Woodard as Renee Rhodes, Forest Whitaker as Eddie Barker, Sierra A. McClain as Nessa Parker, Tiffany Oglesby as Tiffany, Kevin "Webb" Wigfall as Webb, Vivica A. Fox as Candace, Tasha Smith as Carol Hardaway, Claudette Burchett as Juanita, Chet Hanks as Blake, Kade Wise as Preacher Azal, April Qualls as April, Sara Sevigny as Edna Bunnin, Will Kinnear as Leonard Bernstein, Juno as Lonnie, Dustin Laurenzi as Alex, Kurt Schweitz as Ron, Ronnel Taylor as Minion, Cassie Ventura as Haven Quinn, David Pasquesi as Beekman Poser, and Charles Malik Whitfield as Reverend L.C. Pryce

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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