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Look: Guess Who’s Coming to ‘Empire’

Empire is still riding a wave, though the flood gates of its popularity are streaming a tad milder these days. Nevertheless, one thing that can’t be denied is it’s ability to pack on star power and weave some of our favorite actors, actresses and personalities into their weekly story lines.

So, if you’ve lost reason to tune-in, this week’s guest star may spark your interest.

Our beloved, Phylicia Rashad will join the empire as the mother of Taye Digg’s character, Angelo Dubois!

To get you up to speed, not only does Dubois have a lil’ something going on with Cooke, he is also a councilman from an affluential New York family. He holds a Harvard law degree, a passion for community organizing and local politics, and in some respects, reminds you of a young Barack Obama sans the drama steaming from the Lyon family.

Rashad’s character, Diana Dubois is the matriarch of one of the most prominent Black families in New York with her eyes set on grooming her son for the highest office and she’ll stop at nothing to that it happens. Of course, she crosses paths with the Lyons’ and the connection between Cookie and her son…mama may not like that too much.

Get a sneak peek at this week’s episode below.

Rashad is scheduled to appear in the next three episodes. Tune-in, Wednesday at 9/8 cst on Fox.