Actor Terence Howard poses at the NAACP Awards
Actor Terence Howard poses at the NAACP Awards in Los Angeles, California March 4, 2011. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

After the show's ground breaking season premiere, Fox's "Empire" is back with more drama and lies in the show's episode 3, "The Devil Quotes Scripture." Lee Daniels ("The Butler) newest TV offerings is now dubbed as "one of the most ambitious new dramas of 2015" featuring a dying rapper-turned- music mogul he needs to choose one of his three sons to take over the family business.

'Empire' Season 1, episode 2 ended with a good note with Lucious (Terence Howard) and Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) uniting their sons, Hakeem (Bryshere Gray) and Jamal (Jussie Smollett), when they decided to release both of their albums at the same time. Based on the show's recent promo, both Lucious and Cookie are still trying to control their middle child but Jamal is not bowing to them as he tries to do what he wants instead of being puppet.

"The Lyons are going to head to Philadelphia and get a taste of what their life could have been if Lucious hadn't made it big," according to "Empire's" Season 1, episode 3 synopsis. "Lucious will promote Hakeem's new relationship with hip-hop star Tianna, but tensions are going to rise when another woman tries to catch Hakeem's eye."

A bold step for the network, "Empire" is packed with posh locations, insider industry gossip and original songs that will keep its growing followers to look forward for its next episodes. Featuring Timbaland's original songs, the hip-hop series is making a lot of waves with guest stars like Snopp Dogg, Courtney Love, Naomi Campbell, Macy Gray and Carol Hardaway.

During her latest interview with Entertainment Weekly, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" star admitted that playing Cookie scares the hell out of her. Henson revealed that she has no plans of coming back in the small screen after wrapping up the two seasons of "Person of Interest." But after reading the script for "Empire," she just can't resist to put her own flavour to the role and even recommended Terence Howard to play the part of Lucious.

Meanwhile, series creator Lee Daniels admitted recently that his new project is both terrifying and exhilarating as it is a completely new world for him. Together with Danny Strong and Brian Grazer as executive producers, the show received positive reviews from critics with 86% ratings on Rotten Tomatoes.

'Empire' Season 1, episode 3 is scheduled to air on Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 8 p.m. central on Fox. Check out 'The Devil Quotes Scripture' trailer courtesy of Television Promos.

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