Empire: Season 5 (2018 - 2019)



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Air date: Sep 26, 2018
Air date: Oct 3, 2018
Air date: Oct 10, 2018
Air date: Oct 17, 2018
Air date: Oct 31, 2018
Air date: Nov 7, 2018
Air date: Nov 14, 2018
Air date: Nov 28, 2018
Air date: Dec 5, 2018
Air date: Mar 13, 2019
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At the end of Season Four, the Lyons lost Empire. However, Lucious (Terrence Howard) and Cookie (Golden Globe winner Taraji P. Henson) finally found their way to each other and said their "I do"s. In Season Five, two years have passed, and the Lyons have yet to reclaim Empire. The family has experienced unimagined tragedies and now must join forces to rebuild from scratch. As their plans begin to take shape, they will be forced to learn - once - again that fame and fortune come with a hefty price tag.


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 Byers
as Anika Calhoun
Bre-Z Murray
as Freda Gatz
as Shine Johnson
Morocco Omari
as Tariq Cousins
Wood Harris
as Damon Cross
as Devon
Alicia Coppola
as Meghan Conway
Scotty Tovar
as Carlito
as Chicken
Bella Chanel
as Bella Lyon
Pej Vahdat
as Kelly Patel
Forest Whitaker
as Eddie Barker
Jennifer Latimore
as Janice Jones
Tim Streetzz
as Big City
Amy J. Carle
as Elizabeth Landry
Pej Vahdet
as Kelly Patel
Brian Boland
as Eric Nelson
David Folsom
as Mike Battaglia
Alex Newell
as Hey Beautiful
Mark L. Montgomery
as Jackson Sterling
Brian Keys
as Jackson Carls
Rebecca Spence
as Stacey Hayes
William Bannon
as Steve Lawrence
Jeremy Carver
as Young Lucious
Steve O'Connell
as Joe Breck
Nia Kay
as Insta-Thot
Paul Stolli
as J.J. Norton
Joel Smollett
as Karl Binyan
as Maureen Lowenstein
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Critic Reviews for Empire Season 5

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

"Empire" tends to get a bit too ridiculous for its own good, but it's not a snoozer.

Mar 15, 2019 | Full Review…

Of course this wouldn't be Empire without its jaw-dropping cliffhangers.

Jan 23, 2019 | Full Review…

The constant conflict Jamal has between being loyal to his family and true to his own desires will surely come to a head this season, and, coupled with Jamal's existing mental health struggles, it could lead to catastrophic results.

Jan 23, 2019 | Full Review…

Everything is fresh and exciting again. TV's most twisted family is back, and they're more gripping than ever.

Sep 27, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Empire" might have weathered a public-relations storm. But by this time next year, disappearing to the Seychelles, as Jamal did, might be the best move for all concerned.

May 9, 2019 | Full Review…
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If you got a case of whiplash trying to remember all that happened in last season's finale of Empire, you're far from alone.

Apr 10, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Empire: Season 5

The new season has started off with so many twists and turns I���m glued to my seat.

This show should be cancelled

i would love to see Jamal finally be happy and give him all the big solos i just love his character i also love to see him more of humor side to him jamal and cookie are so funny i need more of te fun side to them in season 5 going in season 6

Sub par acting and unbelievable story

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