Empire Fox - Frequently Asked Questions

Everything you need to know about the Empire on Fox.  Who can forget the show's record-breaking first season!? The series continues to dominate and this post answers some of the most frequently asked questions about the series.  If you can think of additional questions please add them to the comment section.

What Time Does Empire Come On Fox?

Empire airs at 8/7c on Wednesday nights.

Empire Fox Frequently Asked Questions
Empire Fox Frequently Asked Questions

When Does Empire Return On Fox?

The Empire TV show returns on September 27, 2017.

Who Produced The Empire TV Show?

The series was created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong.

How Much Money Does The Cast Of Empire Make?

  • Taraji P. Henson - $175,000 per episode
  • Terrence Howard - $175,000 per episode
  • Trai Byers - $20,000 per episode
  • Jussie Smollett - $20,000 per episode
  • Bryshere Y. Gray - $20,000 per episode

What Is The Show Empire About?

The series is about the Lyon family's trials and tribulations.  Lucious is a gangsta turned hip-hop artist who runs Empire Entertainment, a powerful record label.  His ex-wife, Cookie, sold drugs to earn the money that started Empire Entertainment.  She got caught and spent 17 years in prison.  Cookie is now out and she's here to get what's hers.

Lucious and Cookie have three children: Andre, Jamal and Hakeem.  Andre is bipolar.  He has dreams to run Empire Entertainment.  Jamal is gay.  Him and Lucious don't get along.  Hakeem is immature.  He makes many mistakes throughout the first few seasons of the series.

Who Is Writing The Music For Empire?

Timbaland produced the music for the first two season of Empire.  He was recently replaced by Rodney Jerkins and Ester Dean.

Is Empire Related To Hustle And Flow?

Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson both played in Hustle and Flow but the movie is not related to the Empire TV show.

Will There Be An Empire Spin-Off?

Yes, there will be an Empire spin-off.  Many believe Star is the spin-off yet it is not.

Who Plays Cookie On Empire?

Actress, Taraji P. Henson plays Cookie on Empire.

Is Taraji P. Henson Leaving Empire?

No, Taraji P. Henson is not leaving Empire.  The rumors about Kim Kardashian replace her are false.

Who Plays Lucious On Empire?

Terrence Howard plays Lucious Lyon on Empire.

What Is Boo Boo Kitty's Real Name?

"Boo Boo Kitty's" real name is Grace Byers.

Who Plays Andre On Empire?

Trai Byers plays Andre Lyon on the series.

Who Plays Jamal On Empire?

Actor, Jussie Smollett plays Jamal Lyon.

Who Plays Hakeem On Empire?

Bryshere Y. Gray plays Hakeem Lyon on the show.

Is Jay-Z Bryshere Y. Gray's Father?

No, Jay-Z is not Bryshere Y. Gray's father.

Who Plays Lucious Mother On Empire?

Leslie Uggams plays Lucious' mom on Empire.

Who Plays Shyne On Empire?

Rapper, Xzibit, plays Shyne on the Fox TV show.

Who Plays Nessa On Empire?

Sierra McClain plays Nessa on Empire.