‘Empire’ Episode Guide (Oct. 18): Empire’s Alpha Album is Up For Grabs

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‘Empire’ Episode Guide (Oct. 18): Empire’s Alpha Album is Up For Grabs

“Bleeding War” (10/18/17) – The race is on when Cookie announces that the number one album for Empire’s 20-For-20 will be a competition between all of the label’s top artists, giving Jamal a bold idea for his newest song.

On the heels of Bella’s first birthday, the family plans a special “Prince and Princesses”-themed birthday party, including a special Prince tribute, but the special day brings back haunting memories for one of the Lyons.

Meanwhile, Lucious is at a crossroads, as he tries to put to rest the anger from his past life in an all-new episode of “Empire” airing Wednesday, Oct. 18 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Guest starring in this episode are Taye Diggs as Angelo DuBois, Phylicia Rashad as Diana DuBois, Demi Moore as Claudia, Marcell Johnson as Marcel, AzMarie Livingston as Chicken, Teyonah Parris as Pamela Rose, James Colby as Burleson, Ptosha Storey as Chyna, Albert L. Calloway, Jr. as Himself, Da’Vine Joy Randolph as Poundcake, Chris Lee as Tommy Churner, and Kiara Lanier as Janelle Monae-Type.

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.

In Season Four, “Empire’s” explosive twists and turns resume, as Empire Entertainment embarks on a celebration of its 20th anniversary. Lucious (Terrence Howard) makes 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 their own interests in Lucious regaining his physical and mental faculties. While Lucious struggles with his recovery, Cookie (Golden Globe Award winner Taraji P. Henson) begins 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 will be forced to take a hard look at their choices, both past and present, in order to secure their legacy and save their Empire.

In true Lyon fashion, Season Four will be filled with exciting new music, splashy events and high-profile guest stars. In addition to Moore’s return, Phylicia Rashad will reprise her role as Diana Dubois, who, along with her son, Angelo (returning guest star Taye Diggs), launches an elaborate plan to take revenge on the Lyons. Forest Whitaker also will be joining the cast for a multi-episode arc as Uncle Eddie, a charismatic music icon and Lyon family friend.

“Empire” stars Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon, Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon, Jussie Smollett as Jamal Lyon, Bryshere ‘Yazz’ Gray as Hakeem Lyon, Trai Byers as Andre Lyon, Grace Byers as Anika, Gabourey Sidibe as Becky, Ta’Rhonda Jones as Porsha, Serayah McNeill as Tiana, Xzibit as Shine Johnson, Andre Royo as Thurston “Thirsy” Rawlings, Rumer Willis as Tory Ash and Terrell Carter as Warren Hall.

LAST WEEK’S TOP 10 BROADCAST SERIES

SeriesNet.A18-49Viewers
Source: Nielsen Media Research // 11/06/17 - 11/12/17
Sunday Night FootballNBC5.8017.51 million
Thursday Night FootballNBC4.0013.11 million
The OTFOX3.6010.18 million
The CMA AwardsABC3.2014.28 million
Football Nt. in America: Pt. 3NBC3.2010.30 million
The Big Bang TheoryCBS2.8013.80 million
This Is UsNBC2.509.89 million
Young SheldonCBS2.2012.39 million
Saturday Night FootballABC2.106.73 million
The Voice (Mon.)NBC2.009.63 million

TV WATCH TOP 10: 2017-18 SEASON AVERAGES

SeriesNet.A18-49Viewers
Sunday Night FootballNBC6.7719.04 million
Thursday Night FootballCBS4.7314.75 million
Young SheldonCBS3.8015.86 million
The Big Bang TheoryCBS3.2514.48 million
This Is UsNBC3.1811.42 million
The Voice (Mon.)NBC2.5010.72 million
The Voice (Tues.)NBC2.4010.62 million
Will & GraceNBC2.137.69 million
Grey's AnatomyABC2.178.07 million
The Good DoctorABC2.1010.86 million