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EMPIRE Season 5

By on September 3, 2018

EMPIRE: Taraji P. Henson on Season Five of EMPIRE premiering Wednesday, Sept. 26 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2018 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Patrick Hoelck/FOX

Episode 5×02 “Pay For their Presumptions”

COOKIE AND LUCIOUS STRUGGLE WITH THEIR NEW ARTIST

Cookie and Lucious learn the difficulties of launching an artist without Empire Entertainment’s resources, and their future with new artist Treasure (guest star Kaitlynn Simone) is jeopardized.

So when they receive two interesting offers that will launch them back into power in the music industry, they make a surprising decision.

Meanwhile, Jamal decides to put his family first and move back to New York, leaving Kai (guest star Toby Onwumere) with some tough decisions.

Air Date: Wednesday, Oct. 3 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

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: Toby Onwumere as Kai, Pej Vahdat as Kelly Patel, James T. Alfred as Tyree, Ashley Livingston as Chicken, Claudette Burchett as Jaunita, Kaitlynn Simone as Treasure, Japhet Balaban as Bryson, Al’Jaleel McGhee as Gusto, LDorado Jonez as Matthew, Maurice Cobige as Mark, Andrew Perez as Math, Brandi Jiminez Lee as Science, Adriana Leonard as Moira, Anthony Irons as Mouse, Jesse Bob Harper as Ted Marsh, Skylan Brooks as Quincy, and Marcell Johnson as Marcel.

 

Episode 5×01 “Steal From the Thief”

THE LYONS WORK TO REBUILD THEIR LIVES WITHOUT EMPIRE ENTERTAINMENT

Two years after losing Empire to Eddie Barker (guest star Forest Whitaker), Cookie and Lucious are still in the midst of picking up the pieces.

The family is now completely dispersed and coping in their own ways after experiencing unimaginable tragedies.

Meanwhile, in an effort to reclaim the Lyons’ position in the music industry, Cookie sets her eyes on a talented new singer and rapper, Treasure (guest star Kaitlynn Simone). 

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: Forest Whitaker as Eddie Barker, Toby Onwumere as Kai, Katlynn Simone as Treasure, Kevin “Webb” Wigfall as Webb, Claudette Burchett as Juanita, Pej Vahdet as Kelly Patel, Mark L. Montgomery as Jackson Sterling, William Bannon as Steve Lawrence, Steve O’Connell as Joe Breck, and Bella Chanel as Bella Lyon.

Air Date: Wednesday, September 26 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Photos: “Steal From the Thief”

 

About Empire

Golden Globe-nominated Empire continues to be one of the most popular and acclaimed shows on television. A powerful drama about a family dynasty set within the glamorous and sometimes dangerous world of hip-hop music, the show revolves around the Lyons and their media company, Empire Entertainment.

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