February 9, 2018 Anette
  • Creator:

    Lee Daniels, Danny Strong

  • Release date:

    Jan 7th, 2015

  • Genre:

    Drama & Musical

  • Topic:

    Artists & Musicians, Family & Music

The series is partially based in Shakespeare’s King Lear and James Goldman’s The Lion in Winter. The story centers on the hip hop music label Empire Enterprises and the founding family that is battling to keep it.

Cast: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

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Seasons & Air Dates

Soap & Drama show Empire, created by Lee Daniels & Danny Strong & produced by Lee Daniels Entertainment & 20th Century Fox Television, first aired on 2015-01-07 on Fox Broadcasting Company. Empire is still active and last aired on 2017-12-13.

Total Seasons: 4
Total Episodes: 59
Average Episode Duration: 43 minutes
Empire Official website

Season 1 - 2014-12-15 (2 Episodes)
Season 2 - 2015-01-07 (12 Episodes)
Season 3 - 2015-09-23 (18 Episodes)
Season 4 - 2016-09-21 (18 Episodes)
Season 5 - 2017-09-27 (9 Episodes)