WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
[EDITOR'S NOTE: Audio descriptions (AD) for tonight's episodes of EMPIRE and STAR are available on the SAP Audio Channel.]
**SEASON PREMIERE**--"EMPIRE" - (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
THE LYONS WORK TO REBUILD THEIR LIVES WITHOUT EMPIRE ENTERTAINMENT
ON THE ALL-NEW SEASON FIVE PREMIERE OF "EMPIRE"
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, ON FOX
Two years after losing Empire to Eddie Barker (guest star Forest Whitaker), Cookie and Lucious are still in the midst of picking up the pieces. The family is now completely dispersed and coping in their own ways after experiencing unimaginable tragedies. Meanwhile, in an effort to reclaim the Lyons' position in the music industry, Cookie sets her eyes on a talented new singer and rapper, Treasure (guest star Kaitlynn Simone) in the all-new "Steal From The Thief" Season Five premiere episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, Sept. 26 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (EMP-501) (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: Forest Whitaker as Eddie Barker, Toby Onwumere as Kai, Katlynn Simone as Treasure, Kevin "Webb" Wigfall as Webb, Claudette Burchett as Juanita, Pej Vahdet as Kelly Patel, Mark L. Montgomery as Jackson Sterling, William Bannon as Steve Lawrence, Steve O'Connell as Joe Breck, and Bella Chanel as Bella Lyon.