Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Taraji P. Henson To Star In New Fox Sitcom

Taraji at the Celebration of Gospel 2014 - Jason Kimpin/Getty Images

Taraji P. Henson along with some another big name in Hollywood, Terrence Howard, are gearing up for Lee Daniel's new sitcom Empire on Fox. The show is dubbed a family show with a hip hop base.

In the family drama set in the world of a hip-hop empire, Henson will play Cookie Lyon, the ex-wife of Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard), the head of a record label at the center of the drama. The character is described as a total badass who has just been released from prison after serving 17 years for dealing drugs -- money she funneled into Lucious' then-fledgling music empire. Released for good behavior, she now wants what's hers. She's the real force behind his rise to superstardom and champions her son Jamal's (Smollett) career, but that puts her at odds with her ex, who has an issue with their son's homosexuality. 

While on the red carpet for her hosting gig as the new host of BET's Celebration of Gospel  Taraji dished on her new television pilot.


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