Empire comes to City in a Special Television Event, January 28
– Viewers can catch up on the first three episodes of the must-see drama Empire exclusively on Citytv.com, leading up to next week’s all-new episode on City –
“Empire keeps it real by addressing themes involving race and class but its soapy characteristics, stellar performances, engaging writing and sublime direction that will captivate viewers” – Denette Wilford, Huffington Post Canada
From co-creators and executive producers Lee Daniels (The Butler, Precious) and Danny Strong (The Butler) comes Empire, the series critics are calling a “bonifide, big honking hit,” that chronicles the family saga of music legend Lucious Lyon (Oscar® nominee Terrence Howard, The Butler), the head of a music empire who is not only battling a debilitating disease, but also his three sons and ex-wife...who are all vying for his throne.
Following its hotly anticipated series debut on January 7, this season’s most popular and electrifying new drama comes to City next Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT (check local listings), with Episode 4, “False Imposition” in a special television event. The episode will also air in simulcast on OMNI Television.
Episode 4, “False Imposition,” sees Lucious make an attempt to steal a hot artist who's topping the charts from his rival at Safe House Records. Meanwhile, Jamal (Jussie Smollett) struggles with writer's block; and Cookie tries to mend her broken relationship with Hakeem (Bryshere Gray).
Top 10 Reasons to Watch Empire Today!
1) Lucious’s bad-ass ex-wife Cookie (Oscar® nominee Taraji P. Henson, Person of Interest)
2) Original and exclusive music produced by hip-hop legend, Timbaland
3) The most critically acclaimed new drama of the season, and the one everyone is talking about
4) A-list guest stars like Cuba Gooding Jr. (Selma), Courtney Love (Sons of Anarchy, Hole), and super model Naomi Campbell (New York Undercover)
5) From the creative minds of critically acclaimed, award-winning Lee Daniels and Danny Strong
7) Gabourey Sidibe (Precious) stars as Lucious’s sassy assistant
8) Secrets….SO many secrets….
9) Fierce fashions
10) Did we say Cookie?