FOX Network has been pleasing viewers with their new show Empire, surrounding hip-hop artist and CEO of empire-adEmpire Entertainment, Lucious Lyon, played masterfully by Terrence Howard. Lyon has always ruled his company unchallenged, but everything must change drastically when a medical diagnosis predicts he will be incapacitated in three years. Without further damaging the tenuous relationships in his family, he must decide which of his three sons will take over the empire when he’s unable to lead the helm.

His favorite, young Hakeem, is a talented musician but prefers the spotlight over hard work. Middle son, Jamal, is talented too and more hardworking but he is gay, which Lyon is embarrassed about. The oldest, Andre, is the most business-minded of the three but his people skills could use work. Then his ex-wife, Cookie, shows up, which further complicates things.

The mounting drama will keep you coming back for more.

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