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  • TV ratings: Fox dominates the night with 'American Idol,' 'Empire'

    TV ratings: Fox dominates the night with 'American Idol,' 'Empire'
    Fox's "Empire" is on a roll. According to Nielsen, the drama earned a strong rating of 4.3 in the key 18-to-49-year-old demographic, while drawing 10.9 million viewers Wednesday night. The show, which premiered Jan. 7, was first in the key demo and...
  • Fox renews 'Gotham,' 'Empire,' and 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'

    Fox renews 'Gotham,' 'Empire,' and 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'
    Fox has given out early season renewals for its breakout freshman dramas "Empire" and "Gotham" and seasoned comedy "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." The announcements were made Saturday during the network's session at the Television Critics Assn. press tour in...
  • TCA 2015: Fox network chiefs acknowledge 'uphill battle'

    TCA 2015: Fox network chiefs acknowledge 'uphill battle'
    Fox's new television team stepped into the spotlight Saturday to articulate their mission: broaden the appeal of the languishing network while still creating bold and risky programming. Last spring, Fox's battle-scarred entertainment chief Kevin...
  • Much hustle, little flow on Fox's 'Empire'

    Much hustle, little flow on Fox's 'Empire'
    There's enough story presented in Wednesday's first episode of "Empire," the new Fox melodrama about a New York City family feuding over control of its record label, to sustain several TV seasons. A long run would be a good thing for the show's...
  • 'Empire' sends a powerful LGBT message

    Fox's dark new television series "Empire" has what's expected of a soap opera set in the world of hip-hop. Power, sex, drugs and violence are among the key plot points, and there's even original music (supervised by platinum hit maker Timbaland) for extra...
  • Capsule reviews of midseason shows

    Capsule reviews of midseason shows
    Scarcely have the holidays departed, the last bite of figgy pudding or sip of egg nog cycled through our system, the last present sorted for use or reuse, than the winter television season comes crashing down upon us, laden with gifts of its own. Yes,...
  • Opposites Lee Daniels, Danny Strong unite to create 'Empire'

     Opposites Lee Daniels, Danny Strong unite to create 'Empire'
    At the sprawling downtown apartment of Lee Daniels a few days before Christmas, the director was chatting with Danny Strong, the writer behind such politics-themed pieces as "Recount," "Game Change" and, more to the point, "Lee Daniels' The Butler." The...
  • In hip-hop-fueled 'Empire,' 'King Lear' meets 'Dynasty'

    In hip-hop-fueled 'Empire,' 'King Lear' meets 'Dynasty'
    "What is this? We 'King Lear' now?" asks Jamal Lyon (Jussie Smollett), the middle son of music tycoon and former recording star Luscious Lyon (Terrence Howard) in the opening episode of "Empire," a sparkly, sometimes-soulful new family-epic prime-time...
  • TV ratings: 'Empire' debuts strong; 'Idol' tops night in viewers

    TV ratings: 'Empire' debuts strong; 'Idol' tops night in viewers
    Fox is off to a strong start this new year with help from its latest show, "Empire." According to Nielsen, the drama earned a rating of 3.8 in the key 18-to-49-year-old demographic while drawing 9.9 million viewers Wednesday night, making it Fox's...
  • Lee Daniels: Making Jump from Film to TV's 'Empire' Was the 'Hardest Thing I've Ever Done'

    Everyone was in an "Empire" state of mind at L.A.'s Soho House Monday night, as producers gathered an audience to screen the new drama, set to air on Fox in January. Starring Terrence Howard as hip hop music mogul Lucious Lyon and Taraji P. Henson as his...
  • 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1' a solid segue, early reviews say

    Following in the franchise footsteps of the "Harry Potter" and "Twilight" movies, the final installment of "The Hunger Games" has been split into two parts. While that doubles the box-office potential, it also means that a single book — in this...