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EMPIRE [PROGRAM CHANGE]
Air Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on FOX
Episode Title: (EMP-505) "The Depth of Grief (If No World Series Game #7)"
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31

[EDITOR'S NOTE 1: Audio descriptions (AD) for tonight's episodes of EMPIRE and STAR are available on the SAP Audio Channel.]

[EDITOR'S NOTE 2: In the event that a World Series Game 7 IS necessary, EMPIRE and STAR will be preempted, and local programming will air in primetime on the West Coast.]

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

THE LYONS WONDER IF THEIR NEW ARTIST HAS WHAT IT TAKES ON AN ALL-NEW "EMPIRE" WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, ON FOX

R&B and Pop Hit Artist Mario Guest Stars

Lucious and Cookie prep their new artist Devon (guest star Mario) for a premiere listening party, but worry he may not be ready for that kind of pressure. Hakeem is determined to convince Tiana that he's matured, but she has a hard time letting go of everything they've struggled through the past couple years. Meanwhile, Cookie becomes concerned about Jamal in the all-new "The Depth of Grief" episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, Oct. 31 (8:00-9:00PM ET/PT) on FOX. (EMP-505) (TV-14 D, L, 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: Bella Chanel as Bella Lyon, Kevin "Webb" Wigfall as Webb, Vivica A. Fox as Candace, Tasha Smith as Carol, AsMarie Livingston as Chicken, Toby Onwumere as Kai, Brian Keys as Jackson Carls, Chris Amos as Ethan, Greg Anderson as Ramsey, Cage Sebastian Pierre as Theo, Katlynn Simone as Treasure, Skylan Brooks as Quincy, Marcell Johnson as Marcel, Meta Golding as Teri and Mario as Devon.

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EMPIRE (FOX)
Returns in Fall 2019 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
1/7/15 - ???
STATUS:
returning this fall (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
6 (??? episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2019-20 season (the show's sixth) on 4/30/19; confirmed as final season on 5/13/19
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