Empire follows the fictional entertainment company Empire Entertainment and the Lyon family who battle for ultimate CEO control. After current CEO Lucious Lyon is diagnosed with ALS, he decides he needs to appoint a successor and pits his sons against each other to see who’s most fit for the job. We also find out that Lucious’s ex-wife Cookie, who’s just been released from prison, is also fighting for her shares of the company. This show has SO much drama, it’s impossible not to get hooked within the first few episodes. Plus, there are a bunch of great musical performances too!
Who created it: Lee Daniels and Danny Strong
Starring: Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers, Grace Byers, Malik Yoba, Kaitlin Doubleday, Ta’Rhonda Jones, Gabourey Sidibe, Serayah, Bre-Z, Morocco Omari, Xzibit, Andre Royo, Rumer Willis, Terrell Carter, Nicole Ari Parker, Chet Hanks, Rhyon Nicole Brown, Vivica A. Fox, A.Z. Kelsey, Mario, and Wood Harris
Where to watch it: Hulu