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Lucious & Cookie return for a third season of Empire

FOX renews "Empire" for third season (Source: James Dimmock/FOX) FOX renews "Empire" for third season (Source: James Dimmock/FOX)
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The blockbuster drama "Empire" has been renewed for a third season on FOX.

"Empire" is the most-nominated TV series this season. This past weekend, Taraji P. Henson won the Golden Globe for her role as "Cookie."

FOX says the drama about a music mogul and his family returned this season as the No. 1 series on broadcast television among Adults 18-49, averaging 7.3/23 in Live+7 ratings, and 21.2 million viewers across multiple platforms. The series also is the most tweeted-about scripted program on broadcast television on Twitter.

The Lyons family is set to return with a vengeance. The spring premiere airs Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. on FOX 8. "Empire" stars Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett, Bryshere "Yazz" Gray, Trai Byers, Grace Gealey, Kaitlin Doubleday, Gabourey Sidibe, Ta'Rhonda Jones and Serayah McNeill. 

"Like" EMPIRE on Facebook at facebook.com/EmpireFOX. Follow the series on Twitter @EmpireFOX and join the discussion using #Empire. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @EmpireFOX.

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