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Forest Whitaker Signs On for Multi-Episode Arc on Empire!

Oscar®-winning actor Forest Whitaker is joining the cast of Empire for a multi-episode arc during the show’s fourth season.

Whitaker will play “Uncle Eddie,” a charismatic music icon and bonafide hitmaker, who gave an unknown Lucious his first radio airplay.

Empire returns on Wednesday, September 27th (8/7C).

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Epic Teaser: Empire and Star Collide In Season Premieres!

On an epic night of music and drama, Carlotta (Queen Latifah) comes face-to-face with Cookie (Taraji P. Henson),Lucious (Terrence Howard) and Jamal Lyon (Jussie Smollett), as the worlds of Empire and Star collide Wednesday, Sept. 27 on FOX. The special event begins with the Season Four premiere of Empire (8/7C), followed by the Season Two premiere of Stat (9/8C).

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FOX Renews Empire!

EMPIRE: Pictured L-R: Ta’Rhonda Jones, Gabourey Sidibe, Bryshere Gray, Jussie Smollett, Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Serayah McNeil, Trai Byers and Grace Gealey. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Michael Lavine/FOX

FOX’s top drama, Empire, has been renewed for a fourth season.

New episodes return on Wednesday, March 22nd. Details follow the break.

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One Ends, Another Begins: Empire Fall Finale Leads Into Star Premiere!

STAR: L-R: Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O'Grady in STAR coming soon to FOX. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: FOX
STAR: L-R: Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O’Grady in STAR premiering on Wednesday, December 14 (9/8C) on FOX FOX. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: FOX

FOX has created at two-hour Les Daniels event – a night of music and drama – with the fall finale of Empire leading into the premiere of his new series, Star.

On Wednesday, December 14th, events rise to a crescendo on Empire (8/7C) and a woman whose live in the foster care system gives her a unique voice begins her journey on Star (9/8C) – before moving into the show’s regular timeslot on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 (9/8C).

Details – and the teaser for Star – follow the jump.

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Mariah Carey to Guest Star on Empire!

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 29:  Mariah Carey at the Crown Media Family Networks Summer 2015 TCA Tour at a private residence on July 29, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Scott Kirkland/PictureGroup)
MARIAH CAREY (Photo by Scott Kirkland/PictureGroup)

The world’s best-selling female vocalist of all time, Mariah Carey will guest star in the October 5th episode of Empire.

She will play Kitty, a mega-superstar who comes to Empire to collaborate with Jamal Lyon on ‘an explosive new song.’

For more details, follow the jump. Empire returns on Wednesday, September 21st.

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Empire: Brought To You By Lincoln and Pepsi!

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Back in the olden days before cable, it was not uncommon for TV shows to have ‘official sponsors’ – sponsors who paid a wee bit more and got preferential placing during commercial breaks.

Today, we see that more in relation to sports than other television programming – which is why it’s news that FOX’s out of nowhere hit, Empire, now has two official sponsors – Lincoln and Pepsi will serve as official sponsors for season two of their monster hit.

For details, follow the jump.

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Pitbull To Guest and Perform on Empire In Season Two!

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Pitbull has signed on to both guest star and perform in season two of Empire. Pitbull will appear as himself and perform No Doubt About It with Jamal (Jussie Smollett) in an episode to air this fall.

Pitbull joins a growing list of top flight guests including Chris Rock, Kelly Rowland, Marisa Tomei, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and Adam Rodriguez.

Empire returns on Wednesday, September 23rd (9/8C). For further details, follow the jump.

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Are You FOX’s Next Empire Artist?

EMPIRE: The epic family battle begins when the sexy and powerful new drama EMPIRE debuts, with limited commercial interruption, following AMERICAN IDOL XIV on Wednesday, Jan. 7 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Pictured Clockwise L: Bryshere Gray, Trai Byers, Jussie Smollett, Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson. ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Michael Lavine/FOX
EMPIRE  ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Michael Lavine/FOX

Beginning on July 16th, FOX’s Next Empire Artist Bus Tour will visit 15 cities across the country, offering fans a chance to record their version of Empire’s biggest hits. Fans recording songs will be given an opportunity to record an a cappella version to submit in the FOX’s Next Empire Artist Contest – with the winner nabbing a guest appearance as an Empire artist during the show’s second season.

For details, follow the jump.

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2015 TCA Awards Nominations: HBO Leads With Seven!

 

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The Television Critics Association has released its nominations for the 2015 TCA Awards, celebrating the best in television programming over the last year. As usual, HBO led all networks – cable or broadcast – with seven noms.

FOX’s acclaimed and popular Empire  and Amazon’s unique and groundbreaking Transparent lead the way with four nominations apiece. The final season of AMC’s Mad Men, FX’s brilliant The Americans and The CW’s terrific take on telenovelas, Jane the Virgin each grabbed three nominations.

The complete of nominations follows the jump. The 31st TCA Awards will be presented Saturday, August 8th.

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Michael Keaton, Empire Star To Host SNL!

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Saturday Night Live is kicking off April with some quality stuff!

Michael Keaton, fresh off the critical and box office success of Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) will host the show on April 4th – with musical guest Carly Rae Jepson.

Follow the jump for the Empire star and musical guests who will be taking care of business on SNL on April 11th.

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