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Empire: Season 4 (2017-2018)




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A music mogul plans for the future of his empire as his three sons and his ex-wife battle each other to become the next heir apparent to the hip-hop throne.


Terrence Howard
as Lucious Lyon
Taraji P. Henson
as Cookie Lyon
Jussie Smollett
as Jamal Lyon
Bryshere Y. Gray
as Hakeem Lyon
Trai Byers
as Andre Lyon
Grace Gealey
as Anika Calhoun
Kaitlin Doubleday
as Rhonda Lyon
as Tiana
Bre-Z Murray
as Freda Gatz
as Shine Johnson
Morocco Omari
as Tariq Cousins
Phylicia Rashad
as Diana DuBois
Demi Moore
as Claudia
Taye Diggs
as Angelo DuBois
Teyonah Parris
as Pamela Rose
Forest Whitaker
as Eddie Barker
James Colby
as Burleson
Alanna Lovely
as Lana Hall
Sean Blake
as Morris
Richard Pickren
as Dr. Simon Lambert
Queen Latifah
as Carlotta Brown
Scott Diggs
as Angelo Dubois
Mike Moh
as Steve Cho
as Chicken
Adam Poss
as Franco
Brian King
as Jake Perlman
Rob Wilson
as Cabbie
Funkmaster Flex
as Aston Taylor
Lamar Curtis
as Officer McAdams
Peter DeFaria
as Detective Mitchell
Pamela Jones
as Interviewer
Aston Taylor
as Aston Taylor
Kurt Naebig
as Detective Lumley
Ira Amyx
as Skip Shepherd
Chris Lee
as Tommy Churner
Linda Bright Clay
as Dr. Jamilla Johnson
William Dick
as Judge Claremont
Kiara Lanier
as Janelle Monae-Type
Tim Hopper
as Dr. Calhoun
Laura Fisher
as Dr. Gloria Rothman
Ariel Richardson
as Boule Snob
Joshua Moaney
as Ezekiel Dubois
Shanesia Davis-Williams
as Melissa Calhoun
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There's a definite lack of consistency with this series, but Empire Season 4 seems to be starting combat the issue by bringing in some new series regulars, and I hope that means the weaker characters will be fazed out.

October 20, 2017 | Full Review…

By finally giving Cookie the spotlight above Empire's name, the show is suggesting this will finally be the Year Of Cookie when it comes the company she built with her blood, sweat, tears, and incarceration.

September 29, 2017 | Full Review…

[Terrance] Howard is one of the great/weird actors of our generation. Yeah, we've watched so much Empire that we're used to Howard as the bully of the bunch, but as the new Lucious, Howard has transformed on camera

September 29, 2017 | Full Review…

The show remains watchable, but feels like a chore.

September 28, 2017 | Full Review…

This new story line is a lot more interesting than I expected, which might solely be a testament to Terrence Howard's phenomenal acting.

September 29, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

What is Empire without a big, bad Lucious Lyon? Pretty good, actually.

September 28, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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