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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 2:13 pm
this has switched channels, and it hasn't even aired yet!

Airdate: Empire

TEN has had a rethink over the critically-acclaimed hip hop music drama Empire.

Originally due to air on ELEVEN, it will now screen on TEN from 9.30pm Thursday the 19th February.

The series about the control of a family-owned music company features Luscious Lyon, Taraji P. Henson, Bryshere Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers, and guest stars Gabourey Sidibe.

The timeslot probably suggests Gogglebox will settle into an 8:30pm timeslot given it launches at 9pm a week earlier.

From Academy Award nominee Lee Daniels (Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Precious) and Emmy Award winner Danny Strong (Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Game Change), comes Empire, a sexy and powerful new drama about the head of a music empire whose three sons and ex-wife all battle for his throne.

Lucious Lyon (Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard, Crash, Hustle & Flow) is the king of hip-hop. An immensely talented artist, the CEO of Empire Entertainment and a former street thug, his reign has remained unchallenged for years. But all that changes, when he learns he has a disease that is going to render him crippled and incapacitated in just three years. The clock is ticking, and he must groom one of his three sons to take over, without destroying his already fractured family.

Lucious’ favourite is his youngest son, Hakeem (Bryshere Gray), a gifted musician and spoiled playboy who values fame overhard work. Middle son, Jamal (Jussie Smollett, North, The Mighty Ducks), is a sensitive soul and a musical prodigy who, unlike Hakeem, shies away from the spotlight. Jamal also happens to be gay, which infuriates and embarrasses his father. Andre (Trai Byers, 90210), the eldest son, is CFO of Empire Entertainment. Wharton-educated with a brilliant business mind, Andre lacks the charisma that Lucious believes is crucial to running the company. But in his quest for power, Andre is assisted by his manipulative and like-minded wife, Rhonda (Kaitlin Doubleday, Hung, Catch Me If You Can).

As Lucious prompts his sons to vie for the empire, his plans are thrown into chaos when his ex-wife, Cookie (Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Person of Interest), mysteriously emerges seven years early from prison, where she has been for almost two decades. Brash and fearless, she sees herself as the sacrificial lamb who built an empire with Lucious and then took the fall for running the drugs that financed Lucious’ early career.

For now, Lucious remains firmly in control of Empire Entertainment. He is attended to by his hard-working assistant, Becky (guest star and Academy Award nominee Gabourey Sidibe, American Horror Story, Precious), and relies on long-time friend and Chairman of the Board Vernon Turner (Malik Yoba, Revolution, Girlfriends) for advice and support. He relies on a whole lot more from Anika Gibbons (newcomer Grace Gealey), the head of A&R for Empire Entertainment and his current girlfriend.

As the Lyons slug it out, an emotional chess game begins that will lead to either the family’s destruction or redemption. Lives and loves will be lost as the complicated family come together and fall apart over the elusive throne. Will the family unite and learn to love each other before it’s too late?

9:30pm February 19 TEN.


prediction, this won't work out on Ten and will move to Eleven.

11 needs more first run content, not less and something different like no movies on Thursdays!

http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/01/air ... ire-2.html
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:20 pm
UPDATE - this will now air Sunday's at 10pm from Feb 15th on Ten still

http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/02/update-empire.html
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:46 pm
geez, make up your mind!!

AMENDMENT - OUT: EMPIRE

Network Ten has pulled Empire from the schedule before it has even begun airing in Australia. This is not altogether the worst decision the network has made. Ten were to air the series originally on Eleven, but could not have foreshadowed the popularity of the show overseas. I would have thought even Fox in America were surprised that not only is it building on its American Idol audience but each episode has increased each week. Ten will be looking for a more suitable time slot to launch the series.

Ten were also set to air Elementary on Monday nights from next week but have pulled the pin and will launch the third season at a later date.

The weekly schedule guides have all been updated.

A double episode of NCIS: New Orleans will air this Sunday 15th February and then a repeat NCIS the following week. Repeats of SVU take the 10pm slot on Monday night.

http://www.throng.com.au/2015/02/amendm ... lementary/
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 2:10 pm
Update: Empire

TEN has made changes to its schedule before the first week of ratings is up, opting not to premiere Empire on Sunday replaced with NCIS: New Orleans.

Empire has already undergone several changes including initially planned as an ELEVEN series, then scheduled on Thursdays, moved to Sundays and now out of schedule -all before the first episode airs.

Update: It now premieres on Sunday March 1st at 10pm.

Elementary was due to premiere on Monday is now out replaced with a Law and Order: SVU replay.

Update: It now airs 10pm Monday March 2nd.

It’s not clear why TEN has withdrawn the shows but without adequate momentum it may well have been throwing away two strong shows.

10pm, what's the point. might as well air it on Eleven with Glee on Thursdays.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:22 pm
Returning: Empire

US music series Empire returns later this month, now moving to ELEVEN.

It begins 9.30pm Tuesday, September 29th. It will air 5 days after the US premiere.

This season the show lifts from 12 to 18 episodes and will include more big name US stars, including Mariah Carey

should have been on Eleven in the first place, just like Extant.

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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 7:05 pm
Returning: Empire

ELEVEN has at last confirmed the return of US music drama Empire.

Season 3 returned in the US last September but will finally roll out in Australia in 2 weeks time.

“Light in Darkness”
Rhonda and Anika’s aggressive rooftop battle ends in a dramatic death. When a different medical emergency catches the attention of the Lyon family, they are forced to push their grief to one side.

In an attempt to relaunch his streaming service, Lucious makes an aggressive offer and attempts to woo Cookie in the process.

Tariq continues his investigation into Lucious. When Cookie’s sisters plead with her to form an allegiance with Tariq’s federal task force, she is forced to make a difficult decision.


10.35pm Thursday, 18 May on ELEVEN.

http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2017/05/ret ... ire-3.html
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