The Lyons Face Empire’s Most Existential Threat Yet on "Empire" and Take 3’s Future as a Group is at Risk on "Star"

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20 May 2018
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"Empire" Season Finale
"Star" Season Finale

 Wednesday, May 23 starting at 8 PM ET/PT on FOX

          Golden Globe-nominated EMPIRE continues to be one of the most popular and acclaimed shows on television. A powerful drama about a family dynasty set within the glamorous and sometimes dangerous world of hip-hop music, the show revolves around the Lyons and their media company, Empire Entertainment.

          This season, Empire’s explosive twists and turns continued, as Empire Entertainment embarked on a celebration of its 20th anniversary.Lucious (Terrence Howard) made his first public appearance after the explosion in Las Vegas, and all members of the Lyon family, as well as Lucious’ nurse, Claudia (guest star Demi Moore), have had their own interests in Lucious regaining his physical and mental faculties. 

          Cookie (Golden Globe winner Taraji P. Henson) has begun to revisit the most challenging time of her life – her 17 years in prison – in a series of flashbacks. Throughout the season, Lucious, Cookie and their three sons have been forced to take a hard look at their choices, both past and present, in order to secure their legacy and save their Empire.


          As the Empire ownership bid presentation nears, Lucious must make a difficult decision to save the future of the company and his family, while Eddie shows no signs of backing down. However, Cookie reveals a potential upper hand in the power play for Empire, after doing a little digging into her past. Meanwhile, Andre makes a power play of his own, Hakeem’s high spirits comes to a quick end due to a threat, Jamal and Tory struggle to cope with the success of their new music group, tension boils as the Lyons face Empire’s most existential threat yet and someone’s past mistakes leads to a deadly consequence in the all-new “The Empire Unpossess’d” season finale episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, May 23 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Star Photo: Wilford Harewood/FOX
          The series "Star" revolves around three girls’ rise to fame. This season it has become clear that their lives will never be the same. It’s a whole new world for the girls, as Star (Jude Demorest), Alexandra (Ryan Destiny) and Simone (Brittany O’Grady) prepare for their next career move, with help and guidance from Carlotta (Queen Latifah), the group’s new manager.

          When egos clash, Take 3’s future as a group is at risk. Noah’s continued substance use jeopardizes his relationships with the people who care about him most and Simone and Angel’s relationship faces the biggest test yet. Meanwhile, Ayanna undergoes a major life change and Cassie (guest star Brandy Norwood) and Carlotta’s sibling feud comes to a head in the all-new “Thirty Days to Famous” season finale episode of STAR airing Wednesday, May 23 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
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