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EMPIRE Season 5 Cast Photos

August 31, 2018 by  
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EMPIRE is entering its fifth season—albeit with a bit of a cast shakeup—as one of the longest-running dramas on Fox.

Check out the new shots of series stars Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Trai Byers, and Jussie Smollett…

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EMPIRE: Terrence Howard on Season Five of EMPIRE premiering Wednesday, Sept. 26 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2018 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Patrick Hoelck/FOX

EMPIRE, Season Premiere, Wednesday, September 26, 8/7c, Fox

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Jimmy Fallon Parodies EMPIRE with Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard on THE TONIGHT SHOW

September 23, 2015 by  
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With Jimmy Fallon going through several injuries this year,  it would make sense for him to think about who would take over for him in case something happened to him. Or, at least it would make a delightful EMPIRE sketch with Fallon as a Lucious Lyon-esque figure, who is trying to figure out who he should leave his comedy empire to.

EMPIRE stars Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard make cameos in the sketch, and Fallon’s ultimate decision for who should take control over his empire is, uh, something…

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Taraji P. Henson and Jimmy Fallon Play FAST FAMILY FEUD on THE TONIGHT SHOW

FAMILY FEUD really needs to call up EMPIRE’s Taraji P. Henson.

Henson played a “fast” version of the game on THE TONIGHT SHOW with host Jimmy Fallon and A) it was ridiculously hilarious, and B) Henson is very competitive. (And creative with a few of her answers.)

Miss the bit? Check out Henson and Fallon playing the game…and be warned you may lose it a little bit when they get to the final round. (Spoiler alert: they have to fill in this blank — “__ balls”…yeah, it went crazy fast.)

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Taraji P. Henson Brings Out a Special Guest for Her LIP SYNC BATTLE

August 4, 2015 by  
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Taraji P. Henson is on the biggest musical show on television right now (EMPIRE), and during the hiatus she filmed a guest spot on the delightful new show, LIP SYNC BATTLE.

Not only did Henson battle against her EMPIRE co-star Terrence Howard, but she brought out a very special guest for her performance of “Just Fine.”

Check out a preview of Henson on LIP SYNC BATTLE…

Henson’s episode of LIP SYNC BATTLE airs Thursday, August 20th at 10 PM on Spike.

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PERSON OF INTEREST: Jonathan Nolan on Carter’s ‘Return,’ the Mystery of Reese, and More

April 13, 2015 by  
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Terra IncognitaThis week’s new episode of PERSON OF INTEREST is an emotional hour, as Reese sets out to solve a case Carter was never able to close before her untimely death.

“One of the fun things of our show is the opportunity to tell big stories about how technology is changing our lives, and the planet around us,” PERSON OF INTEREST creator Jonathan Nolan noted. “But now Reese is pretending to be a New York City police officer, [and] his day job pulls him into some more grounded, dark, emotional landscapes. In this case, it’s the story of a murder of a family that Carter began investigating a few years beforehand. It’s a cold case where the main suspect has fled the country. He’s now come back to the country, the Machine has given us his number, and it’s an opportunity for Reese to pick up where Carter left off in trying to solve this mystery. But the episode really is about more than the case; it’s about the mystery of who is Reese? Who is he really?”

As the show underwent its deep-dive into Reese’s mindset, the flashbacks also allowed the series to use Taraji P. Henson (Carter) — who has been having a busy year between EMPIRE and her SNL hosting gig this past weekend — for the first time since her 2013 exit.

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SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: Taraji P. Henson’s Cookie Visits SESAME STREET

April 12, 2015 by  
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EMPIRE’s Taraji P. Henson has been one of the big breakout stars this television season, and naturally, when she hosted SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, they had her portray her character Cookie Lyon. But since the show recently did an EMPIRE parody, SNL did the next best thing for Henson’s episode: they brought Cookie to SESAME STREET. And it was amazing.

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https://youtu.be/CToJuXILmKw

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PERSON OF INTEREST: Taraji P. Henson to Return for Guest Spot

April 6, 2015 by  
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Well, this is freaking delightful: Taraji P. Henson (Carter) will appear in the April 14th episode of PERSON OF INTEREST, a rep for the show confirmed.

In the hour, Reese seeks to close a case Carter was never able to solve, and Henson will appear in flashback. (Carter was killed off in the show’s third season. Henson, of course, is now starring on Fox’s EMPIRE.)

The PERSON OF INTEREST producers had expressed interest in bringing back Carter via flashbacks from the moment the character died. Read more

Taraji P. Henson on PERSON OF INTEREST Fan Love, and Her New Show, EMPIRE Providing a ‘Role That Actors Wait a Lifetime For’

September 12, 2014 by  
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Taraji P. Henson has kept busy during her nearly two decades of acting — including an Oscar nomination for her role in THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON — but she admitted to me she’s still a little shocked by the sheer amount fan love she’s received from her time playing Joss Carter on CBS’ PERSON OF INTEREST.

“Isn’t that something?” Henson asked. “It blows me away. And it reminds me of why I got into acting; I do this because I feel like God gave me a gift. My father always said if you’re blessed, you have to go out into the world and be a blessing. I get to touch people and give them a cathartic experience. Or let them see a little bit of themselves. Or see somebody who needs help. So when I get this feedback from people saying Carter has touched their lives, I get goosebumps and I get emotional. Because that’s all I want to do. That’s why I do what I do.”

And while Henson knew Carter’s tragic demise was coming, what she didn’t realize was how much her exit would rock fans.

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PERSON OF INTEREST Season 3 Finale Post-Mortem: Greg Plageman and Jonathan Nolan Tease What Comes Next

May 14, 2014 by  
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[This post contains spoilers for the third season finale of PERSON OF INTEREST. If you haven’t seen it, please go watch that before you read this interview.]

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EMPIRE on Fox – First Look

May 12, 2014 by  
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Terrence Howard is coming to Fox, and he’s playing the “king of hip-hop” in new drama, EMPIRE. (Which also comes from Academy Award nominee Lee Daniels, and Emmy winner Danny Strong.)

Check out some photos from the series, cast pictures, the official description, and a trailer…

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EMPIRE: From Academy Award nominee Lee Daniels (“Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” “Precious”) and Emmy Award winner Danny Strong (“Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” “Game Change”), comes EMPIRE, a sexy and powerful new drama about the head of a music empire whose three sons and ex-wife all battle for his throne. EMPIRE will join the schedule in 2015 on FOX. Pictured (L-R): Trai Byers, Taraji Henson, Terrence Howard, Jussie Smollett and Bryshere Gray. ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Michael Lavine/FOX

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PERSON OF INTEREST: Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman Tease an All-Flashback Episode, Expanding the Series, Why They’re Not Interested in Airing 200 Episodes, and What’s to Come

February 4, 2014 by  
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PERSON OF INTEREST has doubled down on exploring its more serialized elements this season, and the stakes have never been higher. (Poor Carter.) But on the bright side, in spite of the mourning many fans are going through, the show has never been better.

I sat down with PERSON OF INTEREST bosses Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman to talk about their desire to make “a great compelling story,” potentially shooting shorter seasons, filming outside of New York, and what’s to come for the second half of the season…

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PERSON OF INTEREST: Kevin Chapman on Filming Reese and Fusco’s Rain-Soaked Fight Scene, Losing Carter, and What’s to Come

January 6, 2014 by  
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PERSON OF INTEREST ended 2013 on a high note: the series killed off one of its regulars, which, yes, brought heartache, but the move/risk also allowed the cast and writers to shine in a major way. (And the run helped cement its spot as one of the best shows currently on television.)

To get a little bit more insight about what’s to come, I talked with Kevin Chapman (Fusco) about Samaritan, Reese and Fusco’s huge fight, grieving Carter (and missing Taraji P. Henson on set), and more…

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PERSON OF INTEREST: Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman Talk the Carter Twist in ‘The Crossing’ and What Comes Next

November 20, 2013 by  
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[This post contains massive, massive spoilers for the PERSON OF INTEREST episode, “The Crossing.” If you haven’t seen it, please go watch the episode before you read any further.]

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