Compelling US drama based on the hip-hop world, and the family who changed the game. Lucious Lyon, founder of Empire Records, fought tooth and nail to get to the top. Now he's just got to stay there.


Lucious Lyon must find an heir to his music empire among his sons - gifted but spoiled Hakeem, sensitive prodigy Jamal and studious Andre - but will his brash ex-wife Cookie thwart his plans?

Pilot: When music mogul Lucious Lyon is diagnosed with a serious illness he must choose an heir

45 mins

Series 1 Episode 1

The Outspoken King: Lucious must defend Empire's stock market launch from a storm of controversy

42 mins

Series 1 Episode 2

The Devil Quotes Scripture: In Philadelphia, the Lyons see what their lives could have been like. With Gladys Knight.

42 mins

Series 1 Episode 3

False Imposition: Lucious tries to poach a chart-topping music artist from a rival at another record label

42 mins

Series 1 Episode 4

Dangerous Bonds: Cookie receives a gift that she thinks is a veiled threat from someone she knew in prison

42 mins

Series 1 Episode 5

Out, Damned Spot: Lucious asks Cookie to manage Elle Dallas, an artist who hasn't created an album for years

42 mins

Series 1 Episode 6

Our Dancing Days: Lucious does his best to brand Empire Entertainment as a tightly-knit, family-run company

42 mins

Series 1 Episode 7

The Lyon's Roar: Cookie arranges for the Lyon family to get together and record a legacy album

42 mins

Series 1 Episode 8

Unto the Breach: All-out war is declared when Cookie reveals Anika's big, back-stabbing secret to Lucious

42 mins

Series 1 Episode 9

Sins of the Father: The family meet a music therapist to discuss Andre's issues. Mary J Blige guest stars.

42 mins

Series 1 Episode 10

Die But Once: Jamal and Lucious try to form a music-centred relationship but Lucious has another secret

43 mins

Series 1 Episode 11

Who I Am: Lucious gathers his sons to share his decision on who'll run Empire. Rita Ora guest stars.

42 mins

Series 1 Episode 12