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‘Empire’ Season 3 Reveals How Lucious & Cookie First Met


'Empire' Season 3 release date -- September 21, 2016; confirmed by FOX: Lucious and Cookie

A long-awaited second season of a musical drama “Empire” came to an end on May 18, 2016, and its finale has garnered 10.88 million viewers. Undoubtedly, millions of fans are eager to figure out, should we expect “Empire” Season 3 on FOX, and when its release date? Fortunately, yet in January 2015, FOX has picked up “Empire” for a third season. On June 16, 2016, FOX has published its television lineup for this fall. According to the schedule, “Empire” is coming back for Season 3 on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, on FOX. You can scroll down, to subscribe for our notifications, or get acquainted with the additional info on the subject. Are you looking for a next season?

Generally speaking, the decision on renewal wasn’t a surprise for us, taking into account that the hip-hop soap opera has received a mainly favorable reception from critics and audience.  Besides, “Empire” is keeping very strong television ratings. Currently, according to IMDB, “Empire” has a score of 7.8 out of 10 based on over 27,000 user votes, 90 reviews from viewers, and 22 reviews from critics. At the same time, according to Rotten Tomatoes, the second season of the drama series has an average score of 7.5 out of 10 and a 88% approval rating (with an average episode score of a 82%) according to 33 reviews from critics, whereas the audience rated the second season of “Empire” at 3.7 out of 5 with a 72% approval rating based on over 300 user ratings. Meanwhile, according to Metacritic, the second series has a score 77 out of 100 based on 22 reviews from critics, while the viewers have rated the drama series at 6.1 out of 10 basing on 67 user ratings. The premiere of Season 2 has drawn 16.18 million viewers, whereas a finale of the series has garnered 10.88 million viewers.

‘Empire’ focuses on personal and professional life of a hip-hop mogul Lucious Lyon, who is an owner of a multi-million dollar entertainment empire. Due to a fatal diagnosis, he is forced to leave the music business and hand over the reins one of three sons, whereas Lyon’s ex-wife also claims rights to his company.

Recent News

On August 8, 2016, FOX has published a new trailer for “Empire” Season 3 titled “Cookie Lyon Is Back For Her Family,” where Cookie says “When I first saw you rap, it changed my life.” There is also a flashback of Cookie and Lucious childhood, where they were portrayed as teenagers by Jeremy Carver and Ajiona Alexus.

According to a recent announcement, Taye Diggs inked contract with FOX, to join “Empire” in a third season for a major recurring role. Previously, it was announced that Alvin Nathaniel Joiner (better known as Xzibit) joins ‘Empire’ as a series regular in Season 3. Mariah Carey joins “Empire” as a guest star. Furthermore, it was announced three other stars, who will also join the series, in Season 3. Jeremy Carver, Ajiona Alexus and Ezri Walker will be starring in “Empire” in its third series, according to the latest news. Carver will portray young Lucious, whereas Alexus will act as young Cookie during a flashback. Meantime, Walker will represent a 16-year-old Zeah. Finally, Mariah Carey will be starring as a new character, named Kitty, who will interact with Jamal Lyon.

Season 3 Release Date

“Empire” Season 2 has kicked off on September 23, 2015, on FOX, and its debut drew 16.18 million viewers, as well as has been praised by critics and viewers. On January 15, 2016, FOX has confirmed the renewal of “Empire” for a third season. “Empire” Season 3 premiere is slated for Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 9:00-10:00 PM, on FOX. Fortunately, thanks to our notification system, we’re able to notify you about the further updates of the drama series, as well as about the “Empire” Season 3 release date. Don’t miss the premiere! Join our list of subscribers using the form below, and we’ll deliver a notification of the release date directly to your inbox.

Renewal: CONFIRMED, Release Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 9:00-10:00 PM
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