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.