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EMPIRE Season 4

By on August 29, 2017

EMPIRE: Pictured L-R: Taraji P. Henson and guest star Forest Whitaker. Co. CR: Chuck Hodes/FOX

Episode 4×07 “The Lady Doth Protest”

EMPIRE GOES ON STRIKE

Forest Whitaker (“Lee Daniels’ The Butler”) Guest-Stars

Production comes to a halt on Empire’s 20-For-20 when Calvin and Portia, feeling overworked by their new producer, Eddie Barker (guest star Forest Whitaker), call for a strike, leaving Cookie to find a solution to the issue.

In an attempt to prove that he can still be the man he was before the explosion, Lucious arranges a deal on Hakeem’s behalf, not knowing the repercussions that could follow.

Meanwhile, love is in the air for Jamal and Andre, who each express their feelings for their significant others, not knowing the secrets that are being kept from them. 

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, Grace Byers as Anika, Gabourey Sidibe as Becky, Ta’Rhonda Jones as Porsha, Serayah McNeill as Tiana, Xzibit as Shine Johnson, Andre Royo as Thurston “Thirsty” Rawlings, Rumer Willis as Tory Ash and Terrell Carter as Warren Hall.

Guest Cast: Forest Whitaker as Eddie Barker, Taye Diggs as Angelo Dubois, Phylicia Rashad as Diana DuBois, Demi Moore as Claudia, Teyonah Parris as Pamela Rose, Ashley Livingston as Chicken, Kierra Bunch as Tamara, Ptosha Storey as Chyna, Da’Vine Joy Randolph as Poundcake, Raj Bond as Calvin Moore, Reilly Nelson as White Stacy.

Air Date: Wednesday, Nov. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. 

Photos: “The Lady Doth Protest”

 

EMPIRE: Pictured L-R: Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson. Co. CR: Chuck Hodes/FOX

Episode 4×06 “Fortune Be Not Crost”

THE LYONS BAND TOGETHER TO HELP HAKEEM

Demi Moore (“Indecent Proposal”) Guest-Stars

The Lyon family stands together as Anika and Hakeem begin a custody battle for Bella.

Although they’re confident in Hakeem’s ability as a father, no one is prepared for the revelations her team brings to the trial.

Meanwhile, Claudia grows more possessive over Lucious, who has unlocked a new way to understand music through his paintings.

Also, Jamal introduces Warren to Lucious, Andre begins seeing a new therapist, and one of Becky’s old flames returns. 

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, Grace Byers as Anika, Gabourey Sidibe as Becky, Ta’Rhonda Jones as Porsha, Serayah McNeill as Tiana, Xzibit as Shine Johnson, Andre Royo as Thurston “Thirsty” Rawlings, Rumer Willis as Tory Ash and Terrell Carter as Warren Hall.

Guest Cast: Demi Moore as Claudia, Scott Diggs as Angelo Dubois, Phylicia Rashad as Diana Dubois, Kevin “Webb” Wigfall as Webb, Marcell Johnson as Marcel, Ashley Livingston as Chicken, Claudette Burchett as Juanita, Alanna Lovely as Lana Hall, Sean Blake as Morris Loach, Ira Amyx as Skip Shepherd, Bryan Terrell Clark as Tony, Francesca P. Roberts as Judge Barnes, Richard Pickren as Dr. Simon Lambert, Tim Hopper as Dr. Calhoun, Laura Fisher as Dr. Gloria Rothman, Ariel Richardson as Boule Snob, Maurice McRae as J Poppa, Joshua Moaney as Ezekiel Dubois, Shanesia Davis as Melissa Calhoun, Jerome Davis as Jerome.

Air Date: Wednesday, Nov. 15 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. 

Photos: “Fortune Be Not Crost”

 

Empire Episode 4.05 “The Fool”. Pictured: Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon. Co. CR: Chuck Hodes/FOX

Episode 4×05 “The Fool”

THE SECRET IS OUT

Forest Whitaker (“Lee Daniels’ The Butler”), Demi Moore (“Indecent Proposal”) and Teyonah Parris (“Dear White People”) Guest-Star

When the secret about Lucious’ memory is exposed, Cookie attempts to convince the board that he is fine by inviting the press to watch him produce the first 20 for 20 album.

Eddie Barker (guest star Forest Whitaker) jumps in to help Lucious get back in his groove and make music in the studio.

Just as Andre’s feelings for Detective Pamela Rose (guest star Teyonah Parris) intensify, she reveals information that’s been uncovered regarding the explosion.

Meanwhile, Hakeem worries about his secret involvement with the DuBois family and Claudia (guest star Demi Moore) helps Lucious with a breakthrough. 

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, Grace Byers as Anika, Gabourey Sidibe as Becky, Ta’Rhonda Jones as Porsha, Serayah McNeill as Tiana, Xzibit as Shine Johnson, Andre Royo as Thurston “Thirsty” Rawlings, Rumer Willis as Tory Ash and Terrell Carter as Warren Hall.

Guest Cast: Forest Whitaker as Eddie Barker, Taye Diggs as Angelo DuBois, Phylicia Rashad as Diana DuBois, Demi Moore as Claudia, Marcell Johnson as Marcel, Ashley Livingston as Chicken, Teyonah Parris as Pamela Rose, Veronika Bozeman as Veronica, Sara Sevigny as Edna, Will Kinnear as Leonard Bernstein, Ira Amyx as Skip Shepherd, Harvey Levin as Himself, Charles G. Latibeaudiere as Himself, Bryan Terrell Clark as Tony, Raj Bond as Calvin Moore.

Air Date: Wednesday, Nov. 8 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. 

Photos: “The Fool”

 

EMPIRE: Terrence Howard in the “Bleeding War” episode of EMPIRE. Co. CR: Chuck Hodes/FOX

Episode 4×04 “Bleeding War”

EMPIRE’S ALPHA ALBUM IS UP FOR GRABS

The race is on when Cookie announces that the number one album for Empire’s 20-For-20 will be a competition between all of the label’s top artists, giving Jamal a bold idea for his newest song.

On the heels of Bella’s first birthday, the family plans a special “Prince and Princesses”-themed birthday party, including a special Prince tribute, but the special day brings back haunting memories for one of the Lyons.

Meanwhile, Lucious is at a crossroads, as he tries to put to rest the anger from his past life.

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, Grace Byers as Anika, Gabourey Sidibe as Becky, Ta’Rhonda Jones as Porsha, Serayah McNeill as Tiana, Xzibit as Shine Johnson, Andre Royo as Thurston “Thirsy” Rawlings, Rumer Willis as Tory Ash and Terrell Carter as Warren Hall.

Guest Cast: Taye Diggs as Angelo DuBois, Phylicia Rashad as Diana DuBois, Demi Moore as Claudia, Marcell Johnson as Marcel, Ashley Livingston as Chicken, Teyonah Parris as Pamela Rose, James Colby as Burleson, Ptosha Storey as Chyna, Albert L. Calloway, Jr. as Himself, Da’Vine Joy Randolph as Poundcake, Chris Lee as Tommy Churner, Kiara Lanier as Janelle Monae-Type.

Air Date: Wednesday, Oct. 18 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Photos: “Bleeding War”

 

EMPIRE: Guest star Phylicia Rashad and Taraji P. Henson in the 4.03 “Evil Manners” episode of EMPIRE. Co. CR: Chuck Hodes/FOX

Episode 4×03 “Evil Manners”

COOKIE RECOUNTS HER TIME IN PRISON

When Cookie is denied a line of credit, she flashes back to her years in prison and compares her past struggles to her life now.

Lucious continues to struggle with demons of his own and begs his family to tell him about the ways he’s wronged them, but they are reluctant to tell him the truth.

Meanwhile, the NYPD is still on Andre’s case about the events that transpired in Vegas and one officer in particular catches his eye.

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, Grace Byers as Anika, Gabourey Sidibe as Becky, Ta’Rhonda Jones as Porsha, Serayah McNeill as Tiana, Xzibit as Shine Johnson, Andre Royo as Thurston “Thirsy” Rawlings, Rumer Willis as Tory Ash and Terrell Carter as Warren Hall.

Guest Cast: Taye Diggs as Angelo DuBois, Phylicia Rashad as Diana DuBois, Kevin ‘Webb’ Wigfall as Webb, Claudette Burchett as Juanita, Teyonah Parris as Pamela Rose, Alanna Lovely as Lana Hall, Sean Blake as Morris, James Colby as Burleson, Kierra Bunch as Tamara, Ptosha Storey as Chyna.

Air Date: iWednesday, Oct. 11 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Photos: “Evil Manners”

 

EMPIRE: Pictured L-R: Guest star Demi Moore, Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard in the “Full Circle” episode of Empire. Co. CR: Chuck Hodes/FOX

Episode 4×02 “Full Circle”

LUCIOUS SEEKS ANSWERS FROM AN OLD FRIEND

Guest Star Forest Whitaker (“Lee Daniels’ The Butler”) Begins Multi-Episode Arc

With Leah still insisting that he is a monster, Lucious sneaks away in hopes of finding out what type of person he was before the explosion. Cookie panics that Lucious has gone missing on Claudia’s watch, until she realizes he found his way to Uncle Eddie (guest star Forest Whitaker), a music icon who has since become family to the Lyons. Meanwhile, with Anika still behind bars, Hakeem and Tiana grow more comfortable as a family, and Becky makes a rash decision regarding Jamal’s new song.

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, Grace Byers as Anika, Gabourey Sidibe as Becky, Ta’Rhonda Jones as Porsha, Serayah McNeill as Tiana, Xzibit as Shine Johnson, Andre Royo as Thurston “Thirsy” Rawlings, Rumer Willis as Tory Ash and Terrell Carter as Warren Hall.

Guest Cast: Forest Steven Whitaker as Eddie Barker, Leslie Uggams Pratt as Leah Walker, Demi Moore as Claudia, Claudette Burchett as Juanita, Teyonah Parris as Pamela Rose, Anthony Jackson as Clem, Brian King as Jake Perlman, Rob Wilson as Cabbie, Kurt Naebig as Detective Lumley, Peter DeFaria as Detective Mitchell, Kate Fry as Myra, William Dick as Judge Claremont.

Air Date: Wednesday, Oct. 4 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Photos: “Full Circle”

 

EMPIRE: Taraji P. Henson in the “Noble Memory” episode of EMPIRE. Co. CR: Chuck Hodes/FOX

Episode 4×01 “Noble Memory”

LUCIOUS RETURNS TO THE SPOTLIGHT

STAR’s Queen Latifah Guest-Stars

In celebration of Empire’s 20th Anniversary, Lucious makes his first public appearance since the explosion in Las Vegas, but still has no memory of his family, Empire or his life before the accident. A devastated Cookie struggles to rebuild her relationship with him, while keeping a close eye on his nurse, Claudia (guest star Demi Moore).

Meanwhile, Andre is faced with an investigation by the LAPD surrounding the night of the explosion, Diana DuBois (guest star Phylicia Rashad) continues her war against the Lyons and the worlds of EMPIRE and STAR collide when Carlotta (guest star Queen Latifah) comes face-to-face with Cookie and Lucious.

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, Grace Byers as Anika, Gabourey Sidibe as Becky, Ta’Rhonda Jones as Porsha, Serayah McNeill as Tiana, Xzibit as Shine Johnson, Andre Royo as Thurston “Thirsy” Rawlings, Rumer Willis as Tory Ash and Terrell Carter as Warren Hall.

Guest Cast: Queen Latifah as Carlotta Brown, Phylicia Rashad as Diana DuBois, Demi Moore as Claudia, Kevin ‘Webb’ Wigfall as Webb, Mike Moh as Steve Cho, Claudette Burchett as Juanita, Adam Poss as Franco, Aston Taylor as Aston Taylor, and Pamela Jones as Interviewer.

Air Date: Wednesday, September 27 (8:00-9:00 pm) on FOX.

Photos: “Noble Memory”

 

About Empire Season 4

In Season Four, EMPIRE’s explosive twists and turns resume, as Empire Entertainment embarks on a celebration of its 20th anniversary. Lucious (Terrence Howard) makes his first public appearance after the explosion in Las Vegas, and all members of the Lyon family, as well as Lucious’ nurse, Claudia (guest star Demi Moore), have their own interests in Lucious regaining his physical and mental faculties. While Lucious struggles with his recovery, Cookie (Golden Globe Award winner Taraji P. Henson) begins to revisit the most challenging time of her life – her 17 years in prison – in a series of flashbacks. Throughout the season, Lucious, Cookie and their three sons will be forced to take a hard look at their choices, both past and present, in order to secure their legacy and save their Empire.

In true Lyon fashion, Season Four will be filled with exciting new music, splashy events and high-profile guest stars. In addition to Moore’s return, Phylicia Rashad will reprise her role as Diana Dubois, who, along with her son, Angelo (returning guest star Taye Diggs), launches an elaborate plan to take revenge on the Lyons. Forest Whitaker also will be joining the cast for a multi-episode arc as Uncle Eddie, a charismatic music icon and Lyon family friend.

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