"Empire" Starring Terrence Howard & Taraji P. Henson Set To Debut January 2015

(AllHipHop News) Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson are reuniting on the small screen next year. The two actors appeared together in the critically acclaimed film Hustle & Flow, and now Howard and Henson are set to lead the television drama Empire.

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The Lee Daniels (Precious, The Butler) produced series will debut on Wednesday, January 7 at 9:00 pm ET/PT on the Fox network. The premiere episode will broadcast with limited commercial interruption. Empire is airing after the long-running competition show American Idol XIV.

Howard plays Lucious Lyon, a former drug dealer-turned-music mogul. Henson appears as his ex-wife, Cookie, that returns home after spending years in prison. The former couple battle over control of Lyon’s Empire Entertainment and the roles of their three sons in the company. The show also stars Gabourey Sidibe, Bryshere Gray, Jussie Smollett, and Trai Byers.

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Check out the “First Look” and a trailer for Empire below.

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