Nothing succeeds like success and no show is as successful (or as addictive) as Fox’s Empire.
It’s been a wild ride these past 10 weeks that no one wants to end (hence its already been green-lighted for a season two), but the Empire two-hour season finale is coming tonight on Fox. Are you ready?
I don’t know how long I can last without the wit of the always quotable Cookie Lyon (played by Taraji P. Henson). The character became an instant icon overnight. Henson says she doesn’t even get called by her own name anymore, to the world she is “Cookie,” not that the Oscar-nominated Henson is complaining. She’s spent a decade as a journey woman actress, looking for that role that would ascend her to super star status. Now that she’s riding the wave of a show that has increased its number of viewers every night since its premiere, emerging as its leopard print butterfly, Henson is beyond Cloud 9.
But Henson isn’t the only one benefiting from Empire’s success.
According to USA Today:
- The show has broken Nielsen records as the first show since 1991 to gain viewers with each episode
- The Timbaland produced soundtrack to Empire has beat out Madonna’s new album for the top stop on the Billboard charts
- An Empire music tour is being planned (Can’t wait to dance to “Drip Drop” live and in concert)
The show plans to finish on top, Rita Ora, Snoop Dogg and Patti LaBelle will be on deck for the finale. I can’t wait to see who stays; who goes; what Cookie says, wears and does and how often Terence Howard looks like he’s about to cry on this Hip Hop version of Dynasty.
Check out the trailer to the finale below:
The finale of Empire comes on tonight on FOX at 8 p.m./7 p.m. Central time. Are you watching?