"Empire" Fox announces season 3 premiere date

Mark your calendars as Fox has announced the premiere date for the third season of its hit series "Empire."

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 Cookie and Lucious Lyon play

Cookie and Lucious Lyon in "Empire"

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Fox has announced that its hit series "Empire" will return for its third season in september.

According to the Networkthe third season will premiere on Wednesday, September 21, 2016.

Taraji P Henson as Cookie Lyon play

Taraji P Henson as Cookie Lyon in "Empire"

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"Empire" stars  Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett, Bryshere “Yazz” Gray, Trai Byers, Grace Gealey, Kaitlin Doubleday, Gabourey Sidibe, Ta’Rhonda Jones and Serayah McNeill.

It has also featured guest appearances by celebrities like Chris Rock, Alicia Keys, Marisa Tomei, Naomi Campbell, Ludacris, Adam Rodriguez, Vivica A. Fox, Rosie O’ Donnell and Andre Royo.

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Empire TV series

 

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"Empire" centers around a hip hop music and entertainment company, Empire Entertainment, and the drama among the members of the founders' family as they fight for control of the company.

The show returned for its second season on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. In season two finale, Lucious got married, and the season ended with the possible death of a Lyon.

"Empire" TV series play

"Empire" TV series

 

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With 35 nominations, the FOX show was the most-nominated television series last season, and was named a Top 10 Television Program of the Year by the American Film Institute. In 2016, Taraji P Henson won Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama.

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